Last Quilt Finished and now wrapped

Am so excited that I have finished all 3 quilts. This is the last and this evening I will start the last of cookie baking. Next week will pies and cakes. Then let the hunger ring.

The funny part of this quilt is that I didn’t like the width of the quilt after getting borders on and had 10 extra blocks, but it took 7 blocks for each side. It was past midnight and I said what the heck and sewed blocks together, then cut them down the center and added 1/2 to each side. I kinda like the look of this and is a one of a kind. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. I hope everyone has a wonderful evening and stay safe and well.

WOW I Can’t Believe It Has Been So Long

I apologize for the long delay in writing anything. The last few weeks have been one disaster after another. Just seems like one thing gets accomplished and something else pops up. Finally decided it is all beyond me and what I can control is letting the disasters affect me. I am taking the control back.

We have cookies baked, just a few batches, Chocolate chip, Snickerdoodles, Thumbprints, Spritz, Oatmeal, then some peanutbutter fudge, regular fudge, and more in the future.

Packages mostly wrapped and under the tree, 2 quilts finished and the 3rd needing to be sandwiched and quilted. I will do that tomorrow. I still have a few more packages to wrap.

Here is what the living room looks like :

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Sorry no pictures of the sewing room. I am too embarrassed for anyone to see it.

Here is to Wishing Everyone a very Blessed and Wonderful Hanukkah and days leading up to Christmas.

Wonderful Wednesday

Today is going to be a wonderful day. Why you ask? Last night finished 2nd quilt top and started on 3rd one. They will be done and under the tree soon. Today Hubby and I will stake stock on the gifts we have already bought for the family and see what we need to get to finish up. Then on to baking. Also we will be getting snow today. IF the weather people are right we should have an inch to an inch and half today. Just enough to look pretty. This is just enough to get into the Christmas Season.

Well have been up for a while, got laundry started and ready to start sewing on 3rd top.

Everyone stay safe and enjoy today.

Day After Thanksgiving

The start of Christmas baking has begun. Today bread, sausage kolaches, and cinnamon rolls. Just a few cinnamon rolls will make more at a later date.

Now to start sewing in the morning and baking in the evening. This way I can get all of it ready in time. I make cookies, pies, cakes, and candy. Instead of pies and cakes I will make mini pies and mini cakes. This way you can have a little of everything and not have to worry about eating so much. Or at least that will be the intention.

Do you do much baking? What are some of the things you do for the Holiday Season? Will post more with a few recipes as I go.

Wonderful Sunday

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday. As it is the Sunday before Thanksgiving our Oldest Granddaughter, Katelin, and Patrick (her boyfriend) who lives about 3 hours away are coming to have an early Thanksgiving with her mom. They will be stopping by here for her and I to do some baking.

We started this about 12-15 years ago. At one point my daughter and her 2 girls moved in with us, and we baked before any holiday. For many years they thought before Thanksgiving we baked cookies for the Police.

Here is the back story….As I was baking with the girls and Mary we had the kitchen curtains open and having fun. Mary went to wash her hands and noticed a naked man in the yard behind us, we tried to talk hubby into going and telling him to go inside. Hubby said no(he thought we’d lost our minds) The kids were watching the birds and squirrels playing in the yard and the only way they didn’t see the man was there was a tree in the yard. We called the police and they came out and while I was explaining and showing one officer Mary had the girls give cookies to the other officer. The officer I was with saw the man enjoying himself outside and called for backup to arrest him. So after that we baked cookies and gave them to the Police Dept every Thanksgiving. This stopped about 4 years ago.

I still get to bake with each of the granddaughters at some point each year. Such fun and great times. I think we will get Patrick in the kitchen also.

Since the grandkids have all grown into adults with lives of their own, we don’t get a lot of times for things we did together when they were small.

Just some fun times of the past. These are our Granddaughters, the one on the top left is coming today. Lots of silliness and laughing today.

Have a fun weekend all. Stay safe

One quilt almost done.

Well I have been working on Lexie’s quilt for Christmas. She loves wolves and the outdoor. She is hoping to be able to transfer to Colorado in the next few years and then volunteer at a Wolf Sanctuary.

The center square on each block are wolves. I will be making a gray border around the panel in the center then true up the blocks and put them together. I had planned on 2 rows of the blocks around the panel, but it took away from the center too much. What do you think? The extra blocks I will be using for the back of the quilt.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">I have picked up the fabric for the next 2 quilts and will get those going next week. I have been out of commission for the last week, I'm not sure if it was allergies, a cold, or sinus. Ears are still sounding like I'm in a well. The leaves have been falling off the trees and the raking them puts so much dust in the air, I am a sneezing fool outside. The trash service people will love me. We will have 14 bags of leaves for them this week. That is ok no leaves on the trees. I have picked up the fabric for the next 2 quilts and will get those going next week. I have been out of commission for the last week, I’m not sure if it was allergies, a cold, or sinus. Ears are still sounding like I’m in a well. The leaves have been falling off the trees and the raking them puts so much dust in the air, I am a sneezing fool outside. The trash service people will love me. We will have 14 bags of leaves for them this week. That is ok no leaves on the trees.

With the increase of the virus infections please stay safe and take care of each other..

Fall is beautiful

With fall in full swing here in Missouri we spent the afternoon working in the yard yesterday and then today. Front yard was raked yesterday and as I was raking a neighbor took out his new toy and drove over to our house and sthe 2 across the street and picked up all the leaves. He bought a vacuum for his riding mower and saved us from bagging all the leaves. Too bad all the leaves haven’t fallen off the Oak tree in the front, but we will see what a week from now will bring.

The back yard is a different story. We have a large Magnola tree that the leaves are huge and are all off the tree. I moved blocks to mark off for the new flowerbed in the spring. We got a new Shepard’s hook for the bird feeders. We took down an arbor that was so old it was about to fall down and the Shephard’s hook is to hold the feeder the arbor did.

These are the reason I love fall so much.

This is the house 2 doors down.

This is the Cementary about a mile from our home and my favorite place to see the most perfect trees.

This week I will be working on a quilts for 3 granddaughters. I would like them to be for Christmas so we will see, or may end up as Birthday gifts. We will have to see how it goes.

Getting down to work…

I am planning on making a few Christmas gifts for Granddaughter’s homes. I have 2 granddaughter’s who have their own homes for the first time. Then decided to make some quilts(4) and didn’t promise for Christmas, but am hoping to do so. So for the next month I will be spending lots of time in the sewing room. That is ok, I like it in there.

We have a very large oak tree in our front year. We have lived in this house since 1978 and the tree was fullly grown then so it is quite large. As it loses its leavesit also loses its acorns. While waiting for the new hotwater heater to be installed I started raking leaves and acorns my neighbor came by with his new toy.

He had gotten a big vacuum for his riding mower. Cleaned my front yard in less than 5 minutes and moved off to the people across the stree. I did talk to him about doing this to the whole yard after all the leaves have fallen. Fall is a beautiful time of the year, but right now my allergies are worse than the spring and summer, but still my favorite.

Neighbor’s yard. So beautiful. You have a very beautiful fall day.

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