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Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

No predictions as to whether 2013 will be better than 2012 but one thing is for sure there are no durer or is it dyer predictions that the world will end.
The first Icicle of the 2012-2013 Winter season landed at our house on Saturday, December 29th and here is proof:

So today, I went out into the weather for the first time this Winter. Yes, it is true. I have not been out since prior to December 21st and so off I went to visit Hobby Lobby, Joann's and then brunch at Cracker Barrel to use up some of our Christmas gift cards.

My dear Sister-In-Law, Kathy, gave me a gift card for my favorite fabric and craft shop so I could get a bolt of unbleached muslin to start my next quilt which is going to be "Winter Wonderland" in redwork embroidery and red and white blocks. I also had a 40% off coupon and an extra 10% off total purchase so I'm really one happy quilter.
Now, I'll be ready for when all the cold wet and snowy comes my way to stay in and be cozy while I stitch away at another fun embroider project next to the one I've started here:

So now I'm in for the day, and I don't need go out. All I need to do is listen to the complaining about the traffic and rude people from DH on his daily trips and outings.
Happy New Year! Take heart Freedom is coming.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. We started out Christmas Eve with my traditional Clam Chowder (potato soup for Grandson) and a delicious turkey dinner celebrated with our friend, Kay!.

Today, I basted on of the doll quilts that I put together last fall and if we don't play cards tonight, I'm back to embroidering on the "Vintage Tin" top. I have decided that I'm going to concentrate on getting some of the quilts actually quilted this year, so my tops are going to be limited.

Yesterday, I made new 5' leaders for Tin Lizzie18 and got one of them on the belly bar. If I can't get Lizzie working properly by the end of January then she is going "Over the Cliff".  I can use almost any machine with the frame and if that don't work, I have a Handi-Quilt frame and I'll go for a Handi-Quilt machine... either way I will be quilting with a longarm machine by March, 2013.

This one on the bottom is the one that got basted today.... She is ready to be put under Elna's needle on Monday.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Prayers, Oh how we need prayers!

Newtown, CT and the whole of the United States needs prayers. Pray for the families in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School who are in so much pain that unless you have experienced the lost of a child or grandchild, brother or sister, you will never know the pain and you will be so very very blessed.
Yesterday, December 14, 2012 was a horrific day in not only our lives, but in the history of mankind. When a crazed person can walk into our schools and KILL innocent Babies, BABIES! Beautiful, loving babies who deserve life. God help us! God help America! God help mankind.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nineteen Days 'til

Well, here we are less than 20 days away from another Christmas.
The other day I was out to Walmart and got my hair cut and when I left, the gal said, "Happy Holidays" immediately followed by an oops - Merry Christmas!
Thank you all for honoring Christmas.
Have we really become a nation of Scrooges?
I would say NO! but I could be wrong!

If the reason for the holiday is not Christ's birth, then why are all the businesses worried about "Black Friday!" Why not just survive on what they have made all the rest of the year? I mean there is someone's birthday every day and of course, we mustn't forget that the new lord & savior was born in August, so why isn't that "black Friday"?

Ok, enough ranting. If there isn't a Merry Christmas in the store windows sign, then I will walk on by!

Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth goodwill to men.