Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Birthdays, Christmas Trees and Quilts

Well, I am back... Oh, I know a week late and a dollar short.  I have no idea what is going on, but for some reason my writing abilities seem overwhelmed right now.  We have had a lot going on, but I don't think that is the problem - I think my thoughts are on vacation right now... so until they return, I will just try to wing it. 

With all the company we had for Thanksgiving we had a blast.  Steph and punkin stayed after the rest of the crew left to celebrate my birthday with me.  Punkin, with mom's help, made a cake for me:



We decorated our tree:
 



One of the biggest reasons I haven't been posting (besides my lack of thoughts) is that I have been diligently working on my quilt:
 


It is not finished, but well on the road.  If I had actual thoughts on what I am supposed to be doing, it would be done:
 


It is super special to me because it has all the blocks that my friends made for me in Singapore:
 


I got the finishing colors for the borders, but I can't decide on how they are supposed to be placed... navy, cream, and rust, or rust, cream and navy, or cream, rust and navy... you get the idea.  I need someone to help me out there - so I will wait on my friends Rhonda and Sharon to advise me... lol...  I plan on having it finished by the end of this week.  Can I do it? 


My friends Rhonda, Sharon and I went on a quilt hop this weekend and saw some beautiful quilts:




I would have loved to have bought the kit for this one and made it, but I have to be sure this is going to be my hobby before spending a ton of money on it:
 


This one reminded me of one my grandmother had:



And finally, I got all the pieces to make this pillow topper - we got one part at each of our stops on the quilt hop:


Megan is living with us again!  She came in with all her loot on Sunday night.  Well, all the loot she could get on the plane anyway - she left a lot there in California.  I think she wants Steve to head out there and get it at some point... we shall see how that goes.  She wants to concentrate on working and finishing college, so we are going to explore the colleges around here and she will decide her best options and where to live.  

For now, she is stuck in our upstairs bedroom and has me to keep her company.  I am thinking she will figure a way out of all this really soon!  Lol... but for now, we are enjoying having one of the kids back with us.


I nearly forgot!  Steph, Todd and Punkin gave me a game cam for my birthday.  We LOVE getting the pictures out of it!  Look at what we got yesterday morning:


Pretty darned cool, huh?  Steph?  AWESOME gift!  We are enjoying all the critters - and we had NO idea we had that many deer coming at once!  Wow, wow, WOW!

That is all for now.  Be back soon - though I am not saying tomorrow - I see how that went.  Sorry... will try to pull up the boot straps and write.... until then... enjoy the COLD!  

And send snow!

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