Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas after Thanksgiving tree and an apron

We had a great Thanksgiving. Hope everyone else did. I always use my Grandmother Marlin's serving platter. I got it when she passed away and we are always reminded of the many Thanksgivings we spent at her house. The perfect turkey platter.This is the apron I made from a kit my Aunt Louise gave me. My Layla got her wish and we put up the tree. The cute little dress she's wearing was also worn by her Mom when she was about 5 years old.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's been a while

Just haven't been able to sit down and sew for the past week. I've got lots of Christmas gifts to make. Ruby and Layla put up their little tree Friday. Layla begged me to put up mine, but it's just too early for me. Here are a few cute pictures. Got a few pictures of Jakob and Layla together. Ruby was in a mood (maybe a little spoiled). She insisted on being alone in her pictures. The little diva.

Monday, November 16, 2009

My weekend

Had my family over yesterday and had a great dinner. I made the pumpkin cake from here. I made with her suggestions and it was so moist and delicious. Vickie was feeling great. My father-in-law is some better. He's not used to other people taking care of him. Their 4 kids live within a block of them, so we all take care of them.

This weekend the house mover came out and looked at our land again. Our neighbors aren't wanting to cooperate with us on the move. Their fence needs to be taken down and a few trees cut in order to get the house in there. The movers will put the fence back, trees grow back. Believe me there isn't a shortage of trees. We've been working on permits with the county. Telephone company wants to charge $12,000 to come out and move lines for 5 miles when the house is moving. Mover suggested taking off the roof and not using the telephone company. They will charge $4,000 and we'll put a new roof on it. ( It needs a new roof any way).

A preview of what my Friday nights are like. I am so lucky. Eric Clapton and Stevie Nicks want a be's.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Finished Pillowcase Quilt

Finished my pillowcase quilt I'm was doing with Deb from Works in Progress. Thanks for the instructions. I'm planning on making another one. I machine quilted it yesterday. Worked on the free motion thing and just can't do it. Need a lot more practice.
This is the back made from half of the pillowcases sewn together. The binding is the folded edge of the pillowcase. It was easy and a lot of fun.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time to rake some leaves

The kids had such a good time playing in the leaves on Saturday. All of these leaves were on the driveway. I would rake them as high as I could and they would sit and jump off the wall. It would be a shame to rake them up. By the way they are sucking orange juice.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My In-Laws and guns found

First of all my father-in-law has been in the hospital for over a week now. The first few days he was in critical care. He's in a room, but still not able to come home. He had a heart attack, but the medication they gave him on his first visit to the hospital over a week ago caused some of the problems. He has diabetes and almost had kidney failure. His feet are so swollen he hasn't been able to stand on them for 2 weeks. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's so it's really hard on her. She wants to be there all the time, but someone has to watch her constantly. Please keep them both in your prayers.

Last weekend Thomas and Jakob were walking in the woods near where Lori's house will be and found an unusual bag. It was a long bag neatly wrapped in a black plastic bag. Thomas cut the end open and saw the barrel of a gun. He immediately called the sheriff's department. They were there in a matter of minutes. They took pictures and opened it slightly and found at least 4 shotguns. Today a detective came by and told me there were 10 very old shotguns. They had been stolen about 4 months ago and found the owner. They also have some leads on the thief.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pillowcase PJ's

Aren't these the cutest little PJ's? Wish it was my size. Made from 2 pillowcases I got here. They took a whole hour to make from Butterick 3318. Only 1 pattern piece for the pants, cut 2. The top has velcro at the shoulders. Layla will love it. She likes PJ's and Ruby likes gowns. So off to make a gown.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween pictures

They had a happy Halloween. Layla wore her black widow spider I made for her last year. Ruby wore a princess dress I made for Layla 2 years ago. Don't they look adorable?

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Pillowcases for a quilt

Last week on my thrifting trips I found these pillowcases. I needed new ones since I've used the others on my new quilt. I'm thinking about making another one. One for Layla and one for Ruby when they get in their house. I love these coffee mugs. My grandparents had these when I was growing up. You could put these in the oven if you wanted to, they're anchor hocking/fireking.