Thursday, November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving In North Carolina

 We got to spend Thanksgiving with the Roberts family.
We ordered our food from Cracker Barrel.
We did this same thing when Avery was born.
It was a fun filled day with good food and great company.

Here are a few pics from today

Three generations

She is always smiling.
I love this girl so much! 

Our little sweet pea turned 3 months today

Someone may have gotten this in with his Christmas PJs

There was some reading with Papa in the morning too.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family that celebrate!


Monday, November 20, 2023

Goldilocks is Finished and For Sale

 Oh my goodness!
I have had a lot of tops finished lately.
That means I needed to send them to my quilter(s).
When I was home I got a couple of them bound so thought I would share.

First up is a pattern test I did for Meags and Me called Goldilocks.

This quilt is so sweet  
I used the Three Bears fabric by Stacy Hsu for the pattern,
The bears and goldilocks are all machine embroidered/appliqued.
This quilt is for sale for $250 shipped in the US.

I pieced the back and it turned out so cute!

If you are interested in purchasing this quilt please send me an email.


Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt

I came across this book a few years ago.
I bought it for Avery.
This year I decided to make a little quilt to go with the book

I even quilted it myslef.

I used this adorable ghost flannel on the back.

I made two of these ghost pillows!
I have not stuffed them yet since they won't be gifted until next year.

I used some scrap minky I put on the back of both of the pillows.

 I found the cutest pattern for ghost hand puppets too.
I wanted to be able to give one to each of my grandkids next year as well as to my daughter's bestie's four kids too.
The pieces are itty bitty but they are SO cute!

How am I planning for NEXT Halloween already!?!


Friday, November 17, 2023

Someone Turned Three

 Avery turned three and had a garbage truck themed birthday!
I even found some garbage truck balloons.
He had a party at a local park.

The night before we all met up at a local brewery.
We brought our gift, a garbage truck, and he LOVED it!
Papa was helping him figure it all out

I found garbage truck treat bags.
He wanted hats so hats we had!

Gigi and Avery had a lot of fun and so did everyone at the party.

I can't believe our little guy is three years old already!
Happy Birthday to my favorite boy.

Love you, Gigi


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Visiting Home

 We had to go home for a family wedding at the end of Octobedr.
It was such a beautiful ceremony and fun reception.
The reception was at the Detroit Yacht Club.
I had never been there before and it was a fabulous venue.

I got about 4" cut off my hair and had it highlighted.
I was very happy with how it turned out.
I had to go see the doctor later in the week (Halloween)
I had a weird rash all across my tummy that was SO itchy.
Turns out it was a fungal rash.
Used the atheltes foot cream and now it is gone!!
I was pretty congested so the doc did a Covid test.
Sure enough I was Covid + AGAIN!
This is the third time in as many years that I have had it.
Always presents like a cold for me.
She put me on Paxlovid to shorten the duration.
That was great but the entire time it made everything taste like chemicals.

I did manage to get Theo's Christmas stocking finished.

I have used C & S fabrics for the linings for each stocking.
I love the mice!

The fawn was taken from a Tasha Noel fabric line.
I got her permission to enlarge it and use it for Theo's stocking.
I am so pleased with how it turned out!

There is a woods behind our house.
The path takes you to the elementary school and branches off to the next door neighborhood.
My friend, Cori, lives in that neighborhood so I walk this path often.
She owns an online fabric shop, Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop.
Check her out!

Michigan fall colors were in full display while we were home.
My photo does not even do it justice!

I hope you are all enjoying the fall and my million updates.
Hop on and say hello!
I've missed y'all!


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Hand Work on my Field Mice quilt

I did all of the applique using fusible.
I straight stitched around them.
Then I added all the hand work. 

Satin stitch is not my favorite but I did all these flowers so got MUCH better as I went along.

I'm pretty sure this mouse is my favorite!
Look at him carrying the cheese!!!

I LOVED making this pattern.
It is called Field Mice and is by Meags and Me.
You may need to make one too!!!