Sunday, December 21, 2008

The week before Christmas...

I have had a busy couple of weeks. I finished my first customer's quilt and a friend, Deon Tait, finished her daughter's quilt, and I did baking with Tricia and a new sister in the ward, Mary Halsey. This picture shows my portion! So you can imagine how many cookies we actually made!
We also went to my work party at Turf Valley, went to a Christmas party at Seaman's in the ward where we had a 'White Elephant' gift exchange. I got "Mr. Bill" (oooohhhh noooo!) and Gordon got the humongous TV remote! (You will be seeing more of Mr. Bill in our future travels!) We had a good time. Last night we had dinner with other friends, Taits, Stephens, and Bettridges of Hampstead ward. The food was yummy and we played Hit or Miss. It was a nice evening.

Today was Sunday and we had fun in Nursery as always :o) We did sticker Nativity sets and gave them reindeer candy canes that I made plus we had taken their pictures earlier and made their parents ornaments using their pictures. It was a fun day!

Monday, December 15, 2008

12 Days of Christmas?

I love this group. I heard them on the radio and had to find out who they were, and then I Googled them and found this on YouTube. I don't know how to post the video picture, but here is the link. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And the winner is.........(drumroll)

It's me! I won the Judges Choice award for the quilt challenge Tuesday night at my local quilt guild, Four County Quilt Guild! woohoo!! The challenge was to make something from something that inspired us. This is what I chose.....

This is what I created! Cool, huh?!
Close up of one of the cute bees!

I won a $20 gift card to a local quilt shop! Yippee!!! I've never won anything for any of my quilts. Of course it might help to actually enter something into a contest!

Tomorrow, I actually have my first customer quilt to quilt. Actually....I have quilted for Ginny Hurt and my Aunt Janet. But this is a quilt that a total stranger is entrusting to me.....scary! I will post pictures when I am done.

Here is another little quilt I have recently just finished. It is a quilt-as-you-go type. so when you are done sewing it, it is quilted also!

Oh....oh....I also got my first consignment to make a quilt for someone! She wants me to make her this quilt -

I had it as a display at my craft show and a couple of ladies asked about buying it and one came back asking me to make her one just like it :o)

I haven't put up any Christmas decorations yet...too busy. But I did manage to get up my snowman quilt and needle punched snowman. So let it snow!