Sunday, November 30, 2014

Let the fun begin....

We had such a great Thanksgiving...hope you did as well :)

It's now time to get ready for Christmas - my FAVORITE holiday....just ask my kids :)

I have several projects to finish, a little more shopping to do but I feel as if I am in charge this year...hope I'm right...ha ha ha

Yesterday my husband and I made the dreaded journey to storage to get out Christmas things. It's always a project but the end result is worth it!!

Here are a few things we accomplished yesterday....




I collect Santa's...the little ones are how the collection started. They were given to me by two of my kids...they are certainly favorites :) My oldest gave me the one that visits under our tree...will share him later....
The large one on the end I made.  It was a class from Joann Mullaly.  I had so much fun making him.  It was several years ago....

For many years my honey gave me a new one each year....this was always a favorite. We stopped a few years ago because I was well over my limit :)

This sign was a new addition this year...I love it!!!!  Yes, it came from the Country Loft :)
I try to add something new each year...the lamb in the basket is Emma'a..he lives in this basket when she is at home :)...I think he needs a little Christmas bow :)

Such a fun time of year....it brings smiles to all and I love it!

Have a great week and be sure to put a bow on all the SMILES you share this week...

Remember - SMILE always...
jayne


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving....

Today I will be busy with baking, prepping and getting ready to share Thanksgiving with family.

I am so thankful for all of you and all good friends!

Rustic hand painted wood sign


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow and lets all keep good thoughts for those around us!

jayne


Monday, November 24, 2014

Special moments....

Our "Fweep over"   per Emma

Such a fun week-end!  We had another great time with our little munchkins...As Emma said - "we are having a Fweep over Grammy"

Not much better than this....

Nothing better than a room full of air mattresses and pillows :)

Ready for bed - not ready to sleep!!!

Best waffles ever when made with Papa's help!!

A nice ending... a Sunday morning walk at Santee Lake to see the ducks...
Great time :)

Binding on....on to the next!!!

Hope you all have a great week getting ready for Thanksgiving....a busy time but a great time!!!

Have a great day and share a bunch of hugs this week.

Remember SMILE always...
jsyne

Monday, November 17, 2014

Very good idea!!!

During my trip to market with Kathy Cardiff I was exposed to one of her booth displays....

"The Inspiration Board"
It is a great idea and trust me....many people took pictures and many light bulbs went on to do it at home in sewing rooms and studios....
Me too.....:)

It is where many idea begin for Kathy....

So...I gave it a shot to start one for myself....
I know - pretty sad but its a beginning.  I WILL NOT put anything on there that I don't have an interest in doing....after all...creativity is a process :)

But...you get the idea, we all do design walls but this is just another option when just "wonder4ing" what would work well together!!

So....my tip for the day  :) - hope you enjoyed!

Have a super week all and remember - to give the hugs to those that need them. If any extras just share....

Remember - SMILE always...
jayne


Monday, November 10, 2014

Back at it!

Well,

My last visit here had me in Houston....What a great but very busy time. It was such a treat to meet so many great names in Quilting.  Will not mention names here but you can well imagine :)

When I returned for Houston I had two days of down time...not really, but I did try to call them that ha ha....and then off to the Country Loft for a full week of work getting ready for the annual Christmas Open House....You can also view pictures on Facebook for the Loft....

 This is from our "Shed".  done so beautifully this year...

THEN.... my brother in law was with us for a couple of days...I worked but it was a good time for the guys!

Now, back to getting it done :)  I have two large quilts to bind for Christmas....

 The board I kept tract of the blocks needed!  120 blocks - was I crazy :)


One binding on and ready to sew down YIPPEE....
Won't show the 2nd because my daughter peeks at the blog every now and then...

One more binding to sew on and then just stitch away....

So thrilled to say hello....it's always a happy spot in the day...

Have a great week - I am sharing my hug with my little Emma and Cooper...how about you??

Remember - SMILE always....
jayne