This will be the last time I write this blog...
The last time I'll ever have to cook...
The last time I'll ever take a shower...
The last time I'll ever say..."I love you!
...Until next year!
He has my jolly...I need it back!
I've lost my enthusiasm for Christmas. I'm still working on one...last...present. I have many to wrap. Groceries to buy. Cookies to make. House to clean. Food to cook.
What am I doing on the computer?
I'll talk to you sometime after Christmas.
Have a merry one!
Can you guess the mystery picture?
Which was this:
and now is this:
'Bama Girl came home Monday and wanted her hair cut. Scared me! That short? Are you sure? There's no going back. Are you sure? Really, really sure? She was.
I've been doing quite a bit of quilting over the past couple of months. I'm done with most of the Christmas gifts, although I have one that needs the binding finished and another that needs to be quilted. I had to order gray flannel for the backing on the one that needs to be quilted because you can't find gray flannel in stores...anywhere! Believe me...I looked! And since these are Christmas gifts, I'll have pictures "after" Christmas!
But I do have pictures of the third one 'Bama Girl and I made for her future in-laws...this one is for future father-in-law's wife (if you can follow that!):
I finished it while I was in Ohio and 'Bama Girl put the binding on...my favorite part...Not!
Here's some pictures of what happens behind the scenes of "getting a picture of the quilt":
Fiance gets a phone call:
I don't always use a pattern for my quilt...I didn't for this one or the one below. But...I decided I would on another one that I had been coveting. It is just like the one above except the 4-patch is smaller...2". You are suppose to cut 2 strips...black and white...1 1/2" wide, sew together, then cut into 1 1/2" segments to make a 4-patch and then sew to a 2 1/2" solid square. No matter what I did (and I did it 3 times) I could not get the 4-patch to come out the right size to match the corresponding square...I checked my seams...all quarter inch! I checked my cutting measurements...all cut right. What the heck? That one has been put on the back burner and I'll re-start it another time....Christmas is stressful enough without having to take a quilt apart!
So now...while I'm waiting on the mail...I've started a another...for me...I hope! And the reason I say this? The one above? It was suppose to be mine! Oh, well...I'm liking this one even more!
I don't think I showed what else I worked on when I was in Ohio. I needed a portable project and I crochet, so this is what I made:
And between all this? I bought a new tree...pre-lit...took my old one to 'Bama Girl, went Christmas shopping with her, and finally decorated my house:
Sorry...I didn't realize this post would be so lengthy or so photo-filled! And on that note...one more picture. Of the grand-pup!...Teddy!
I'm just now getting around to posting this...Turkey day had me laid out for a few days. (Laid out on the couch like a lazy bum!) But forget you heard that because...
Heck, yeah! 'Bama Girl and I were busy over the holiday...we finished three..yes, three quilts for her future family-in-law! And we is the is the word of the week! She did a lot of the sewing and quilting on these! Although, unfortunately I only have pictures of two. 'Bama Girl took one home with her to finish the binding...so, never fear, I'll have the pictures of that one later!
This is for future father-in-law.
This one is for the 3-year old sister-in-law!
Every time we tried to take a picture, the wind would blow, so this was the best we could get!
We had our first snow fall last night...but thanks goodness, no white stuff on the ground!
And since it's so cold?....I'm going back to my warm bed for a while!