Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
And, at the bottom, I embroidered a paraphrased version of a line from a favorite Merle Haggard tune, "If We Make It Through December".........I added, "there's always January !"
Janet, thank you for commenting on my post yesterday, and letting me know you're out there ! Please email me (I've added my email addy to my profile page now), so that we can talk a little !
I'm so excited to finally find another family member that received Grandma Bissell's creative/crafty gene ! We have to exchange photos, too !
She's reminded me of some things that I left behind on my other blog, that need moving over to this one. I'm going right now to retrieve that photo of Grandma Bissell and us little rugrats.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
But on the material side of things, I just had to share a few photos.
Voted most humorous was this gift from my sweet friend, Mary, back in our quilting group in Oklahoma. She took the time to machine-embroider me a set of tea towels and a framed picture with the word "Outlaws", to remind me of our little renegade group of quilters. (I hand-embroidered the maw and paw potholders over 30 years ago, for my daughter's hope chest, but she's too city-fied for them, now.)
He stole my heart..........AGAIN !
Thursday, December 24, 2009
After adding a couple of pieces around it, I realized that it would make a much nicer mini-quilt to hang on the wall at eye-level, for encouragement and inspiration.
I handquilted the little quilt with a big needle and big stitches and, yes, red thread, and then found (in the cabinet under the sink, blessedly) just the right size little curtain rod for hanging.
So, there.........one more little gift, just under the Christmas Eve wire.
Now, JoAnn had told me to expect it, and I wanted to wait until tomorrow to open it, but my hubby was like a child on Christmas Eve, and it didn't take much nudging to convince me to go ahead and cut the tape.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
mind you !
I'm still in touch with several of the girls, (some are my very bestest friends) and it's nice to have their work around me at this special time of year.
Merry Christmas Shawnee Spinning Spools !
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I've had the scarf made for about a month, I guess, but couldn't
Friday, December 18, 2009
I apologize for all of the trouble my loyal readers and friends have had trying to see my blog lately. It has been freezing on me, but would straighten out if I waited a few minutes. But I've been told that it just froze the entire computer for other people. I am hoping that this is due to the fact that I wasn't smart enough to think of resizing the photos that I uploaded.
I will try this new location, and try to be faithful about resizing.......let's hope that that will make the difference.......I've missed your sweet notes lately !
I had the most fun phone call tonight. My girlfriends in Oklahoma held their annual Quilter's Christmas party, and called me to make sure I didn't miss it all. They even conducted the "Dirty Santa" game while I listened and participated from here. Alas, I wanted the gift that Wanda wound up with, but they don't call it 'dirty' for nuthin' ! How great to hear all the girls having so much fun...........I'm sure it won't be too long before I can hug 'em around the neck again, and whip out my trusty Featherweight Singer for a day of quilting and catching up !
Merry Christmas, all my girls.........you're the truest friends in my heart !