15 12, 2008

Christmas Cottage – December Swap

By |December 15th, 2008|Swap Til You Drop|11 Comments

Lish was the happy recipient of this mini quilt. I must give credit to Jacquie for her inspiration! You can see the Christmas Villages she has created here and here. It was really fun to make and I'm so glad that Lish is happy to have it her home :) If you want to see [...]

13 12, 2008

Mountain Snow

By |December 13th, 2008|My kids|14 Comments

It feels like winter is finally here - to stay too! I have a fresh homemade cappuccino here with me, and my Grandma's Leaf Rolls are baking - filling the house with cinnamon-sugar aromas. My girls are watching Christmas movies after having tuckered out playing in the snow. It's a great day!Joe went out with [...]

12 12, 2008

My Friday Evening

By |December 12th, 2008|finished project|7 Comments

Once the kids were tucked into bed, I ran to the grocery store. . . I was in need of chocolate :) It has been one of those days - and I don't keep it on hand as much as possible. With my fix taken care of - I got to work on these Christmas [...]

12 12, 2008

I Am Thankful : : 9

By |December 12th, 2008|Thankful|4 Comments

for ~~ my warm home - it's cold here.~ bloggy friends - the support and encouragement I've found here has been amazing! I'm even thankful for those of you I don't know yet, I only hope I've inspired or blessed you while reading my blog.~ my family - even though they are far away (Hi!)~ [...]

10 12, 2008

For the Dolls :)

By |December 10th, 2008|work in progress|10 Comments

I managed to get these quilted tonight. Fun and fast little doll quilts, these will be wrapped up and under the tree for our girls. Can you guess which one is for which of the girls? Ella, Emmalie and Sophia have numerous dollies, we even weeded out a few last month, they were happy to [...]

8 12, 2008


By |December 8th, 2008|finished project, My kids|12 Comments

I hope that you had a great weekend! Mine was busy as usual, and good family time too.We set up our tree during the week, my skirt looks just right under it! Yes, we have a fake tree. . . while living in Southern California, we were in campus housing (Joe was working on his [...]

5 12, 2008

November Swap – part 2

By |December 5th, 2008|Swap Til You Drop|7 Comments

I was so excited when the mail box had a package for me today! I have been patiently waiting for my mini quiltie from my first swap. Remember this little gem? I mailed it to Lucinda, while she mailed me thisand this! Having grown up in the Northwest - green and brown have been favorite [...]

4 12, 2008

Recipe Box Swap

By |December 4th, 2008|recipe box swap|9 Comments

I've watched this swap happen month by month - never really got involved. . . but holiday favorites - they have been on my mind lately! The last 5 or 6 years Jenna and I have spent an entire day baking, or making candy - depending on how adventurous we feel, and how many recipes [...]

2 12, 2008

December Already!?

By |December 2nd, 2008|finished quilt|7 Comments

It seems that the months keep flying by! I blame Thanksgiving being late in the month for the surprise of December, and the first being on a Monday doesn't help. Over the long weekend I made a table runner to coordinate with our tree skirt. I had purchased a panel, but after being half finished [...]

29 11, 2008

November Swap

By |November 29th, 2008|Swap Til You Drop|9 Comments

I got word from Lucinda that my two-color quiltie made it to her the other day. Now I am free to share it with all of you :)It was a bit dark the day I took pictures - I had to get it in the mail or I would have ended up keeping it and [...]

28 11, 2008

I Am Thankful : : 8

By |November 28th, 2008|Me, Thankful|9 Comments

It seems I have avoided this place for much of the week. This year has been full of ups (mostly our children) and downs. As you know I am always thankful for the big and little blessings in my life - I AM blessed. But this Thanksgiving was different - in so many ways. I [...]

24 11, 2008

My Ta Da List!

By |November 24th, 2008|finished quilt, give away|20 Comments

I probably could produce three different posts out with all that I have to say . . . First up - I finished our tree skirt! I love it :) It is just over 40" square. After seeing a couple of others a bit smaller around blogland, I thought it may be to big, but [...]