Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's my Time of the Year

Hello My Sweet Blogging friends... it's becoming my favorite time of the year.
Fall and Winter??? 
You ask why the question marks..... well both seasons have my two favorite Holidays. 
Halloween and Christmas.
We are just finishing up our Annual Halloween Block Swap, and the blocks that are arriving are awesome. Speaking of Block swaps there are still some openings in the Christmas Block Swap if you interested in joining in on the fun. Please keep mindful all skill levels join in on my swaps ;O)  We are B Quilters here :O)

Now on to the good stuff... I will be holding a Halloween tote swap and a Christmas Stocking Swap.
I hope you will join in on the fun ;O)

Rules for the Halloween Tote Swap:

One Halloween Tote Large enough to haul a large amount of loot.
Two Halloween Fat Quarters
Three other small gifties.. exp thread, pins, ribbon, floss, seam ripper, seasonal potholder, Seasonal stamp, etc..
Please add a few Sweet Treats (What would Halloween be without sweet Lollies... don't forget I love Chocolate)

Sign ups start today Sept 18th and will close Sept 30th
Swap Due at Partners House on Oct 27th, 2012

To sign up....Please send Email to:

APP needs the following info:
Phone number
Will you ship international
Will you be an Angel 

Rules for Christmas Stocking Swap toward the end of October..

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hello My sweet bloggers... I thought I would write a post to you. Wow where does the time go? It's been three weeks yesterday since the surgery, and it only feels like a week. Ms Nadine has returned home and her family is so happy to see her! Me? I am sad..I miss her so much... but I am so very thankful that she was able to come and stay with me as long as she could. Her family is very understanding to give her up for three weeks. I don't know how I could have managed without her. Not only the great meals that she fixed for me... she also drove me all over town for meds, dr's appointments... and yes ladies we did get some fun in while she was here... JUST load me up with pain drugs and I was good to go :O) I have three more weeks before I go to the Dr. I am still having good days and bad days. I still can't sleep in my bed and my lower back is screaming at me to lay down. I attempted to lay down in bed yesterday... I had a 3 hr nap... that's as long as I could take it. I will continue to try sleeping in the bed. It's the hard plastic brace it has no give so it puts pressure on my neck. 
Speaking of Nadine... When she cooked our dinner meals she made extra food for me, to put in the freezer for the next three weeks so I don't have to fix anything.. or try to go out to eat. Yes she made delicious good meals for me!!
Driving is still sort of iffy... Big Daddy O has purchased a panoramic view mirror for me so I don't have to twist my neck so much. That should arrive later this week. Then he will probably install it next week for me.
I hope I am feeling better in the next week or so to get my own Halloween Blocks completed. Nadine worked on hers and got them completed while she was here. Sorry can't show they are a surprise :O) Nadine did get a lot of sewing in.. she sewed a large amount of hexies while here... she also sewed the following: 12 Halloween Swap Blocks, two pinkeeps/ with hexies, two tote shopping bags/with hexies, one pencil case/ with hexies, one blouse, one cute neck scarf for me, cut out an additional blouse, change her mind on sewing it and started one baby quilt (almost completed) and completed one large carry on tote with hexies for the airplane. I say she did a fair bit of sewing while she was here. I know she enjoyed the time she had to sew!
I had the best time while Nadine was here.. I hope her visit taking care of me was not to bad!!!

Some of Nadines Projects:

This is the large Tote she took home on the plane.

Here are the two very cut Hexie PinKeeps that she made us.

The following is sort of funny... We were eating breakfast out and Nadine had just emptied her jelly container... She say's hummm what can we make with this. We took them home and I made ring pinkeeps. 
Well that didn't work out so well because I used crushed walnut shells and fiberfil.  They were a bit heavy once they were completed. They did not want to stay up right on our fingers. So we took out the elastic band and put a small flower shaped piece on the bottom to cover up the hole ;O) This made a small pinkeep to sit beside you while you sewed watching TV. 
This was our first try... we didn't find the time to do the second try. 
Both of us thought they were pretty cute for trial and error ;O)

The Keep on the left is Nadine's and the one on RT is mine ;O)

I was bad and didn't get a photo of the shopping totes or Nadine's blouse, pencil case or baby quilt. Maybe she will be kind and send me photos.... I hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to sewing and sharing with you again :O)