"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Guess What??!!??

 It's FINALLY happening!
I am Finally getting my new Hidey Hole!
We moved in April and my hidey hole has been in 
boxes and bins and piles.

They have all been moved out and the room
is ready for the cabinets to arrive.

The dining room is across from where my 
hidey hole will be,
so a lot of the things ended up in there for now.
Do you think I'll have it empty in time to 
use it for Thanksgiving?

The boxes and bins ended up in the sunroom.

Hopefully after Tuesday this room will
look totally different!
I'm so excited!
Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 8, 2021

Advent Calendar Finished

 These last few weeks have not gone according to plan,
but I was able to sneak in some stitching here and there.
One thing I really wanted to finish was this
Advent calendar I was asked to make
for a good friend of my daughter.

It is finished!
My goal was to get it done by the end of this week
and I finished it last night.

This was made by using part of a pattern
and part original design.
Most of the felt designs came from the pattern,
but the construction was my own idea.

I bought a Cricut machine and that helped immensely with
the lettering and numbers.
The felt I used is all wool felt.

The little designs are so cute,
but were so tedious to cut out.
If I make another one,
I will want to come up with a different
way to cut these out.
They were too small for the Cricut. 
There are things I would do differently in the
construction, too, that would make things
go more quickly and look a little better.

This will be delivered soon..
Just in time for the start of the Advent season.

In the ornament corner, these little cuties are being made.
Yep... .another Bucilla kit.
There are six of these little mice.
They are much easier to make than I anticipated.
 I am linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

My Mom

 Two weeks ago today my family lost our anchor.
My mom, who was 81 years old, left this earth
for a much better place.
It was a sudden death, thank God.
She would not have wanted to suffer
and become more of a burden to us.

My five siblings and our spouses,
along with her 13 grandchildren and spouses,
her 18 great grandchildren
and her last remaining sibling,
along with a few friends
all gathered for her funeral. 

It was a sad and joyous event.
My family always finds reasons for laughter.
There were many, many tears,
but so much laughter, too.
 Mom would have loved that.
And after her funeral we all gathered at a park
and grilled cheeseburgers while the
kids all ran and played.
Mom would have loved that, too.
Cheeseburgers were her favorite food.

My mom was the best grandmother I've seen.
No matter what her grandchildren were interested in,
she was interested and read up on the topic so she
could discuss it with the grandchild.
Nothing brought her pleasure like being with her family. 

My cousin, who is a Baptist minister,
had some wonderful words for us.
He said those of us here are suffering from separation,
but my mom has had a wonderful reunion.
This is so true.

you are greatly missed,
but I know you are loving being back with dad,
your parents and brothers
and meeting all of the ancestors you've researched
and had questions for over the years.

We love you.