Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2014 Christmas Ornament

Today was filled with lack of sleep, scraping ice, driving, fun, laughter, making new friends, crafts, and a short search for Chocolate Covered Lay's Potato Chips!

My day started out at 2:30am when my pup decided she needed to go outside.  It was raining and icy so I wasn't sure what the rest of the day had in store for me.  I tried to get back to sleep, but alas, I ended up flipping through QVC, HSN, and some advertisement for a blower that I think I might need to get.  Perhaps everyone will receive gifts from QVC this year - who knows!   LOL

The alarm went off @ 5:30am and I pressed SNOOZE!  I did not want to wake up - AGAIN.  I always wonder why I'm MORE sleepy when my sleep is interrupted during the night.  I finally got up at 5:45, took a shower, got dressed, kissed my honey goodbye, scraped the sheet of ICE off my car, and drove to Herndon to meet a former co-worker for breakfast at the Silver Diner.

After breakfast, I walked through Kohl's and then headed west to see some friends.  We spent a good part of the day visiting, having lunch, and working on this wonderful project that is now proudly hung on my craft tree! I have a tree in our Kitchen that is for HANDMADE items only.  There aren't many items on it yet because I just added the tree in 2013 and don't really get many homemade items.  I better start making some ornaments, huh?  HA HA

Well, here's my first handmade ornament of the year.  THANK YOU to all the ladies who made this ornament adventure lots of fun.

I'll be making more of these... - WHO WANTS ONE?

Who knew a styrofoam ball could be so pretty!  This was the process.

The finished product!!  I added little flowers with sparkle, and a gold ribbon to give it a more finished look.

The ELF showing off the new ornament AND his brand new Jacket for this cold weather.

oops!  Almost forgot; if you're wondering about the Chocolate covered Lay's Potato chips….  One of my friends posted a very convincing video on FB regarding this product today.   I thought I would go on a mission to find these chips and see if they are really that good.  I visited 2 Walgreen's (where they were previously spotted) and couldn't find them, the workers had never heard of them and I chalked it up to it was just not meant to be!  If anyone tries these chips, please do let me know how they taste.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

APQ - 118 Sweet Dreams

Kelly Ann's Quilting Shop (www.kellyannsquilting.com) in Warrenton participates in the All People Quilt 1,000,000 pillowcase challenge.  Trying to get to just 50 for this holiday season, I just washed and folded 118!!  The thankfulness as I was folding each one and thinking of how these will brighten someone's day at the shelter or the hospital was a little overwhelming, but in a good way.

So today, I'm thankful for all the people who took time out of their busy lives to sew one or multiple pillowcases to add to our donation and I'm thankful that this local quilt shop takes time out of normal business activities to help those in need.

Make it a great day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Attempting my 1st Mystery Quilt!  Thank you to Bonnie Hunter, who designed the quilt and the fun ladies I'm in a local group with who will keep me on track...or at least provide some laughter and ideas while I stumble through this.

*Information on Grand Illusion Mystery quilt is located on Bonnie's Blog @  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/grand-illusion-mystery.html

*You can see all the other blogs and projects linked here - I'm #237!  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-1.html

*FB - there's a "support group" called:  Quiltville's Open Studio

*Our local support group is also on FB and the coordinator's blog is #183. :-)

This should be an interesting experience...

Let's Begin...

Ready to get this mystery started!

Here are my fabrics:

Here's what is keeping me energized while locked in my room:

Here's a peek at the first few blocks....

More to follow...I think I can, I think I can....
Loving this so far!  Thanks Bonnie.