Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

I had a really great Birthday!

The family took me to Red Lobster (tradition).  David, Auburn Guy, 'Bama Girl and BF.


                                      The BF brought me flowers!

                          (You don't think he was kissin' up do ya?)


                                                      He's cute, huh? 

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for all the happy birthday wishes!



Today is my birthday...Happy Birthday to ME!



                                     December 26, 19 *cough...cough*




Monday, December 22, 2008

Joyeaux Noel

Hi all!  I've been out of town this weekend because we went to Louisiana to visit my brothers and their families.  We left Saturday, stayed Sunday and got home a few hours ago, today.  Quick trip!  But, we had to make it quick, although everyone wanted go go,  Auburn Guy and 'Bama Girl had other plans this week that we had to get back for.

Here's a few pictures of us in Louisiana:



Bama Girl, my sister-in-law Kim, and my nephew  feeding the donkeys:  Jack and Jill!







Joe, the donkey.






And finally...I can show you what I had been working on before I left:






Kim's Quilt - if you click on it, you can see the cowboy boots and hats.  Kim collects western!









My sister-in-law Valerie's quilt.





We had a really good time...although short.  But...I'm glad to be home!

If I don't update anymore until after Christmas, hope you all have a good one!



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I got a Present....nah nah na nah nah!

You can look...but don't touch!  This is what I got from Midlife Slices:

                                          My very own St. Nick!


Next on my blogroll is The Southern Mom. Debbie and I have so much in common. She’s a red head, I’m a red head. She loves to quilt. I love to quilt. She’s a Southerner. I’m a Southerner. She likes turducken. I’ve never heard of turducken. So much in common, it’s scary.


Debbie is a sports fan, I think. Anyway she yells “roll tide” a lot and I’m pretty sure that’s something to do with sports and not how she does her laundry. She’s also a self proclaimed “Nick Chick”, therefore, I’m giving Debbie, Coach Nick Saban. I wanted to wrap him in a beautiful quilt but opted for a nice red bow instead. Merry Christmas….Roll Tide!

Now, all you ladies:  Don't be hatin' on me!  You know I deserve this!  And Jennifer don't be jealous...I'll let you come over so that you can pet him and feed him Little Debbie Oatmeal cookies!

Love ya'll


Santa's coming....really?

I'm not ready! Life has me going in circles, I can't get anything finished. Hubby and 'Bama Girl are home. Auburn Guy will be here near the end of the week.

This Christmas is totally unorganized! And it's driving me crazy! I am an organized person...very OCD...a freak (yeah, I'm the one who vacuums three times a day...really!...don't's true!) So, this is killing me! Very few presents have been bought. The only thing I've bought for Christmas dinner is a ham. I've only made one kind of candy - Rocky Road fudge (I ususally have made four or five differents kinds by this time!). My house is a mess. Seriously! The only thing I have done is laundry and decorating...see:

The Tree!

A few of my Santas!

Now...just so you know I'm not a complete slacker...I'll show a few pictures of what I have been doing! Below is a picture of a purse I made for both my friends, Kim and Lisa for their birthday :

Roll Tide, ya'll!

And if that's not enough Alabama for you:

This is 'Bama Girl's present to her BF. She cross stitched his name and sewed the squares together. I helped her quilt it. I think it turned out really good...considering that from start to finish...we did it in only two days!

Oh...did I mention 'Bama Girl has a BF? Oh yeah. He's really nice and sweet and smart and sweet and funny....oh, and cute! :) (I was paid to say this! later!)

Well (deep subject!)...that's all I have for now, except...if any of you are traveling in the next few days, please be careful and stay safe!



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Sweetest Quilt Shop...Ever!

Hubby and I went for a drive today and ended up in Hartselle.  And guess what I found!  A new quilt shop...YES!  (My mother-in-law had told me about it, but this was the first chance I've had to check it out.)

It's called appropriately "Got to Have It"...cute, huh?  And I did!  Have to have it that is!

I met the owner Shelby...she's so sweet and I felt like I had known her forever...of course, you know me...I never meet a stranger!  Here's a few pictures of her and her shop, well....more than a few!  (click to view larger!)



Here's a picture of Shelby (I told her if it was bad I wouldn't post it...but it's really I did!)  See all the cool stuff!





The front of the store.  If you haven't been to Hartselle, AL, you must!  Main Street is full of cute little shops and lots of antiques!






The next few are shots of all the fabric she has.




DSC01702 She has classes.  And specials on her fabric.  Can you tell I'm ecstatic about my find?

I wish I could remember about all the specials...but my brain was in overload by the time I got out of there!  Did I mention how reasonable her prices are?  Yep yep!





Here's a couple of pictures of what I bought.  This is a panel...but the colors don't show as vibrant as they really are.  (Sorry for not ironing it...not!)





Love those polka dots!  And red is hard to find in my area...guess everyone else likes them too! 



I told Shelby that I would be putting this on my blog and I hope she is able to look at it... her daughter also.  If either of you do, put a note in the comments!

And, I hope any of you that live close or come to the Decatur/Huntsville area will visit, I sound like an advertisement, huh?  But, really I'm being sincere!  And if you're that close (hint, hint) let me know and we'll do lunch!



Friday, December 5, 2008

Pictures! I know you care!

But, I just wanted to show what I finally finished. (Oh, and you know the drill, click on the pics if you want to see them larger!)






This is the "pink" Alabama quilt that I've made for 'Bama Girl's roommate.  Sorry it's wrinkled!  That really shows up in the picture.  My bad! :(









And no, I still haven't decorated (hopefully tomorrow before the game starts)!  But I did buy this cute Santa to hang on the wall or door.







See?  Bama can love Auburn!

('Bama Girl thanking Auburn Guy for her birthday present!) 





One more!

Isn't this just like a man!

Chance has his laptop and remote control for the TV.  What else could he need?


I know you're glad I'm through with the pictures!  (I'm really not...I'll post some of my Christmas decorating.  If I get through!  'Cause I've still got to pack for the trip to Tuscaloosa, get gas ('s cheap!) and make sure hubby has food to eat!)




Dear Florida,



Roll Tide!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Do you see what I see?


That's right!  Nothing, nada, zip!  I have no pictures.  That's because I have nothing to show.  No quilt.  No Christmas tree.  Nothing!

I am working on a quilt for 'Bama Girl's roommate,'s so cute!  When I finish, I'll post pictures.  The reason it's not finished  is because I started quilting it on my machine.  Not good!  It has fur on the back and it bunched up.   I knew it would, but I needed to get it finished in a hurry.  Well...instead of doing it right, I messed up and have spent 3 days to take all the stitching out!  I'll get pictures of it as soon as possible!

As for Christmas decorating...see above!  I'm going to try and finish the quilt so that I can start.  That should take a day or two.

On to other things!  I now have a new laptop (with really big keys just like my PC keyboard...I hate those small keys on most laptops!) and a new desk!    (I'll try to get a picture of that, too!)  Love my hubby!

Did you hear about Tommy Tuberville?  (For those who don't live in Alabama...he's the football coach of Auburn University...arch rival of the University of Alabama...who we bean 36-0 last Saturday!)  He was fired!  Now even though I'm a big Alabama fan, I really don't think it was the right thing to do (Did you hear that Valarie Lea?)  I mean, really...he is a good coach and only had one losing season.  What's up with that?  I'm sure there are other reasons...?

Speaking of's a picture of 'Bama Girl in her uniform....she's on the phone with me!




The band is leaving Friday for the SEC Championship game with Florida.  Roll Tide!





I'm leaving Saturday to go to Tuscaloosa and will spend the night with her when she gets back from Georgia and then, I'll come home Sunday afternoon.  Girl time!  Whoop Whoop!  And....Mellow Mushroom pizza!

Will be back with some pictures before I leave...hopefully!