Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends!  We did here in Northern Virginia!!


We got to babysit our grandson Neal in December, at their home in Philly, while his parents attended a Christmas party.


This little man is such a joy to be around! 




It's so fun to see the world through his exploring eyes, as he figures things out.


On Christmas morning, I was very surprised when my DH gave me a new Bernina!!


I had told him to let me know when he was gonna finally retire, so I could get a new machine before he did.  My Artista 640 was 16 years old!  Wow!  Time flies!!  It is a great machine, but wanted some new features like the even-feed foot!


So, my DH bought it secretly before Thanksgiving during the "get-a-free-sewing-cabinet-deal" was going on!!  Smart man!!  I'm still waiting to hear when the new cabinet will be delivered, so for now it is sitting atop my old sewing table...waaaay too big for that space.  I've had to figure out how to rearrange my little sewing room to accommodate the newer larger cabinet.  I had to move my Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen Sit-down machine out to another room and rearrange some other furniture.  When the new cabinet comes in, and everything is resettled, I'll take  lots of pix and do a new sewing room reveal post!!
I made my dear Mother a walker bag for Christmas, so she can keep needed items close at hand.


Her walker is hot pink, so I thought these fabrics would be perfect!!


I'm happy to say, she loves it!!  Yay!!


I'm working on a few projects, and will write about them when they are done!!


Yogi and I would love to know what have you been up to in this brand new year! 


Any big resolutions or plans or goals?

Monday, December 25, 2017

For Unto Us...

I'm wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, 


and a most blessed New Year to come!!  


Yogi hopes you are relaxing now after the present unwrapping is all done!!  See you in 2018!!


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Busy November!!

My adorable grandson, Neal, turned one in October! 


He is crazy about animals, 


so I made him this farm animal quilt.




It's a pattern called Animal Whimsy by Amy Bradley.


It was super fun to make, 


if you like machine applique, which I do!


Neal loves to point to the animals for his parents to make the animal sounds and vice versa!


Can't decide which animal I like the best...


maybe the sheep?


Possibly the chicken...


but definitely the donkey!!  


Which one is your favorite?





Yogi has had a good fall...loves his naps which last pretty much all day!  We take every day we can get with our feisty little old man, who will be 17 in a few months!


Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving?
Are you ready for the holidays????