I'm scheduling blog entries for the upcoming week as I will be finishing up getting ready for the packers to be here on Wed. The moving company is almost as picky as the airlines. They want the pictures off the walls and stacked. They won't take firearms, liquids, food, etc. So the guns will be put in a storage compartment under the backseat, the liquids will be put in a plastic tub with a lid in the back of the pickup and the food stuff will be give to a neighbor. I also got a plastic tub to put my quilts in. The movers aren't taking my quilts! lol
Thursday when the moving truck pulls out we will load the pickup and get on the road. Our plan is to drive about half way and get a hotel. Half way to my mother's house is only about 4 hrs but we feel like that will be enough for Lacy, Nikolas and Greg. Plus I do not want to be on the road on New Year's eve as it is just to dangerous. Friday morning we will go on into my mother's and spend the night at her house.
Now on to the good stuff, Betsy must have thought I was a really good girl as she sent me lots of goodies.
The fabric on the left is actually a kit with a pattern called Emily's Winding Ways. The fabric at the bottom is corduroy and it is just beautiful. I think it would make a beautiful bag.
Nice threads that I will put to good use, a little bundle of fat qtrs and check out that pattern. I can't wait to make all of those items for my sewing room. In fact, I had planned to take the pattern and some fabric with me so I could start sewing on these items until the moving truck arrived but my mother has tea towels and bath towels waiting on me to embroider for friend.
This panel is just beautiful! Click on it so you can see it better. I have made plans for it and I can't wait to get started on it.
This panel would make a wonderful gift for a friend who loves birds but I think it would be awesome for me also.
3 more days
Note: The moving company called today to go over everything that had to be packed and loaded. They are hoping to get everything packed and loaded on Wed., so if they do we will pull out in back of them.
I've been thinking about 2010 a lot lately and what I want to do. Now I'm not saying I'm not starting any new projects because I will but I want to finish up the tops I have started. I will start on this right after the move and I finish Aiden's baby quilt.
Ribbit, Farmers Market and Flower just need to be quilted.
I wanted to find some yummy treats that were quick. Little boys do not have any patience when they need something sweet to eat. Thank goodness for google. These two treats turn the boys into chocolate covered monsters. lol
This move has me so overwhelmed. It isn't so much the packing because we do have packers coming in on the 4th and then the movers will be here on the 5th. I think it is a combination of the move, Christmas and the fact that Hubbykins is already in TX. Did I dare add the stress of worrying about Lacy and Nikolas? Some days I feel like all I have done is walk in a circle. Not good. I know everything will come together and be just fine but I still worry.
I guess Betsy was sensing I was having trouble "getting it together" because she sent me this wonderful journal. I did remember to take a pictures before I started filling the pages with the yucky stuff involved with moving. :D
I'll try to get back tomorrow with some of the other goodies that Betsy sent for Christmas. Thanks again, Betsy.
Have a wonderful day!
P.S. Thanks to the internet I have the addresses of several quilt shops in my area.
I was surprised at how much I had accomplished doing 15 minutes here and there.
I've started a little winter wall hanging for Lacy. I found the pattern in this book.
It actually isn't a pattern in this book it is a block in this book. See it right there in the middle of the book. I'm going to make 3 blocks since Lacy has almost 3 boys. :D I'm going to embroider the boys' name in the border under the little boys.
When applique'ing more than 1 block for a quilt I like to do it assembly style. I will applique' everything on each block that uses that color thread. So you may get to see these blocks more than once. I looked hard for some Christmas red fabric in my stash that was not girly. Nope, it wasn't there but I think the red I chose works just fine for little boys. I did a thread change sometime after I did one block because I didn't like the original color I chose.
This is what I've got done! Not bad for 15 minutes at a time.I hope over the next few days I finish the applique' on these little boys.
Pat of A Little of This and a Little of Pat recently celebrated her blog-aversary. Sounds like she spent some time tallying instead of getting to sew. Anywho, I was recognized for commenting 15 times during her celebration. Pat sent me a envelope filled with fun fabrics. Thanks again, Pat. If you are not following Pat, you should drop by her blog, she is a very busy lady. I'm toying with some ideas for the fabrics.
I saw a pattern using the story book panels to make a quilt. I hope I can find the link again as I now have 2 of these.
Sickness has taken over my life. I've been sick for 21 days and Greg is approaching 40 days. Tuesday afternoon of last week I got so sick I retired to the bed with the laptop. I was sleeping 2 hrs waking up drinking using bathroom reading on the internet for a bit and back to sleep. This continued until Friday. I probably needed to go back to the dr but I didn't want to go the hospital which is where I was afraid he would send me.
I did have a good day Thanksgiving day. lol Instead of cleaning I decorated Christmas shirts for the boys.
Nikolas's shirt was in the washing machine.
We had Thanksgiving Friday after. My husband, his son and his 2 grandsons arrived Friday morning at 4:30. Since the guys had drove all night they needed a nap so we ate about 2:30. Lacy did a wonderful job with pumpkin pies, apple pies and peach cobbler. My husband's grandsons wanted pumpkin pie before their meal. lol No, their dad did not agree to that.
We had a wonderful time while they were here. Eating, watching movies, playing Monoply and talking. The visit was much too short as the men had to be back to work on Tuesday morning.
On Dec. 2nd Nikolas was diagnoised with a mild form of autisim. On Dec. 28th Nikolas has an appt for a 2nd opinion with an autisim specialist which will also give us a lot more details. The treatment of autisim has advanced so much in the last years that I have no doubt Nikolas can over come this.
I have more news but so I don't bore you I will spread it out. I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Stay warm!