Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving. Ours was full of family and food. :) We spent the day with my in-laws. Including Bran's 98 year old grandmother. Isn't that amazing? I brought some food to share including a pumpkin cheesecake and an apple pie. Both were demolished.

Now we're busy on-line shopping for Black Friday. I'm so not a crowd person so I'm so not going out today. Besides, it's raining.

I know I promised in my last post to share pictures of the three quilts I finished. Obviously, I haven't done that. I still promise to share. I've been a little distracted over the last two weeks by my little old wiener dog. She'd been getting skinny, and slow, and having a hard time with the back legs. So I took her to the vet last week. It was a hard appointment. He spoke those words no fur baby parent wants to hear. "It's time to let her go". Her heart was going. I took her home and we spent 3 days hoping for a miracle before I called the vet back make the appointment. Then we had the weekend with her. Tuesday Bran and I took her to the vet. It was the only time I've ever taken her to the vet that she wasn't scared. That helped. Maybe she knew, maybe she was ready, I'm still not ready. :( But, she went peacefully and looked so happy that it made me angry with myself that I'd let her get so sick and slow. Anyways it's been a sad week. Here's a little picture of my old lady.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ooops, I Did It Again

Ummmmm....I'm not sure what to say. Yes this is exactly what it looks like.

Can I help it that I love the way the Mod Bento Box looks? Can I help it that I've got too much Christmas fabric? Can I help it that I'm starting another project right before the holidays when I thought that the last stitch I put in the binding of my Christmas quilt for this year would be the end of quilting projects until January?

NO! I'm addicted. Addicted to quilting and Christmas fabric and the Mod Bento Box. Lucky for me: knowing is half the battle. lol.

OK - so before starting this little cutie this afternoon I have COMPLETED the three quilts I had been binding last week. I promise that if the light is better tomorrow I'll take photos and post them here and on Flickr.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

First of all I'd like to give a big shout out to my friend Angela for spreading the word about my giveaway on her blog. The response has been overwhelming!

Now for what you've all been waiting for - the results! Here's a screen shot of the random number generator results:

Comment #62 was left by Colleen:
Thank you all for the comments and the recommendations of other charities that will take my baby sized quilts in the future.

I'd also like to mention that it was not my intention to give Project Linus any kind of negative press. Baby quilts are fun and easy to make, so I can understand that they may be overwhelmed with that size quilt. Maybe it's my administrator or that they'd like to steer quilt makers towards making larger sized quilts for the older kids. Whatever it is, Project Linus is doing a good thing out there.

With that said, thank you all for signing up for my giveaway and congratulations Colleen!

xoxo, K.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Too Many Quilts

I've got extra quilts laying around. (Not a bad thing!)

After I made the three quilts I have slated for donation this year I finally contacted Project Linus. Turns out my local administrator doesn't want two of the three quilts I made for donation. Guess baby sized quilts made for donation are pretty common.

Then last Christmas my mother asked me to work on a Mix Tape quilt with her. While she was piecing her top I made a start on my own, second, Mix Tape Christmas quilt. After finishing it I realized that I didn't really NEED two Mix Tape Christmas quilts.

Here's where it gets good for you! I've got two baby quilts and the Christmas Mix Tape quilt laying around that I don't need.

Do you need a baby quilt or Christmas quilt to give as a gift this year? Or do you just want one of these quilts for yourself? Well, here's your chance to get one for FREE! That's right, I've giving away your choice of one of these three quilts. :)

Here are the rules:
  1. Enter by leaving a comment on this post. Let me know which quilt you'd like to win. :)
  2. Please enter only once.
  3. Closing for entries is midnight central time, November 13, 2010.
  4. I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner.
  5. Once the winner has been posted, on November 14th, they have one week to contact me with their shipping information. (So remember to check my blog on 11/14 to see if you're a winner!)
  6. If I haven't heard from the winner by November 21 a new winner will be chosen.

Here are the quilt specifics:

  1. Robots and Cars Baby Quilt, 38x38
  2. Christmas Mix Tape Lap Quilt, 49x60
  3. Pinwheel Baby Quilt, 39x46

That's it! GOOD LUCK! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mom

Is this not the best photo ever? :)

I've been thinking about redecorating by repursposing today. In the mental craziness that ensued I thought of this photo. That's my mom, and for as long as I can remember I've LOVED this photo. But my mom never seemed to like it.

Maybe it's the knobby knees? She may mentioned the knees once to me while I was gushing over this photo. But it's probably that she looks so much like her mother. I don't know how my mom really feels about looking like her mother, but I'm been terrified of looking like my own mother.

But my mom looks like her mom and I think her mom was ADORABLE. So, why wouldn't I want to look like my mom, if that meant looking like my grandmother?

Please don't let my reasoning make your brain hurt.

So other this crazy sweep of nostalgia I had today, I also got bindings machine sewn to the tops of three quilts. Now I've just got to hand sew the bindings to the backs and I've got three more quilts completed. Yay me!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It Must Be the Weather

Am I the only person excited about the Holiday Season? The day after Halloween the TV radio station (Music Choice) started playing Christmas music on their seasonal station. I'm way way way too excited about it. I used to be able to listen to my Christmas music and get into the spirit this early in the season in the past, but now that Bran works from home it's a little harder. He thinks it's too early. lol. June is too early, but November - November is just right for me. :)

Bran's on-site today with a customer...so I spent every moment I could sucking up some early holiday season joy. :D I've got the music on, it's rainy and grey outside, got my mug o' mocha mint coffee, and I started quilting this year's Christmas quilt. OMG, I can totally hear you sighing and quit rolling your eyes! Yes, it's ANOTHER Mod Bento Box. I thought this one would be the last for a little while, but I got to thinking that it would make a great Halloween quilt. lmao. Maybe I'll make it just to annoy you all. Bwaaaahahahahaaa!