Monday, December 22, 2008

I hope everyone has a Blessed Christmas. Let us not forget amongst all the hustle and the bustle, the presents and the yummy food, the lights and the laughter, the true meaning of Christmas.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

This will be my last post until January. We are flying out tomorrow to spend Christmas and New Years in Florida. It will be different not to have snow on Christmas day. With all the freezing temperatures we have been having I have to say Florida is a welcome change. When I get back I will post about my trip. Here is an early "Happy New Year!" to you since I will not be around to tell you.

God Bless,

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Club Little House Contribution

Here is my CLH contribution, a little bench upholstered in bright pink velvet fabric. These were more of a challenge then I expected. My idea for attaching the legs did not work. Actually it was rather comical. LOL! I had the idea of wood gluing them on then shooting a staple through the top before I upholstered it, to insure the legs did not come off. That did not work! When I went to shoot the staple in, all four legs shot off like rockets, flying every which way clear across the shop. It was so funny! Well, it was funny after being stunned and little upset for the first few seconds after it happened. LOL! You have to understand, instead of trying one out to see if it worked I decided to glue all 56 legs on the wood bases (I can just kick myself for doing that) then put a board on top of each one and clamp them down with wood clamps and let them dry over night to make sure the wood glue was on good. This took about 2 days, since I only had so much time in a day to work on them. I never dreamed the staple gun idea would not work. You have to now that the staple gun I used is not one of those hand held manual ones but one that is connected to a big compressor that is in another room. It's powerful! LOL! Since I did not learn my lessen the first time and tried it over and over again, some legs were lost in the fiasco and I was not able to make one for myself. I ordered enough legs (from the UK) to make 13 benches, 12 to send off and one for myself. I will have to order more legs so I can have one too. I guess it's obvious I am not the upholster in the family, my husband is. LOL! I suppose you are wondering what on earth I used to hold the legs on. I used a hot glue gun. LOL! I don't know what I would have done with out it. Surprisingly enough it worked better then I expected. I don't have a "Fabulous Find" for today. Sorry. :-( I will be sure to have one in January when I get back from the holidays. It has warmed up around here, finally, and is snowing right now. We have had freezing temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius, 0 degrees Fahrenheit. To cold for me! Stay warm and see you on Monday for my last post before Christmas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Doll Quilt Swap 5 Reveal & Other Chatter

Well, here it is, my DQS5 doll quilt. I hope my partner likes it. I am a little late sending it out so she has not received it yet. I can't even tell you where it is going because it might give away who the recipient is and I don't want her seeing it before she opens the box. O.k. , o.k. you twisted my arm a little. I will tell you that it is going to the Eastern side of the U.S. LOL! Now my lips are sealed. ziiiiiiiiiiiip! :-) Finished quilt size is 17.5" x 17". I machine quilted the quilt top with fuchsia color thread and hand sewed the binding on. I also sewed some clear seed beads onto the center of the flower to give it a little pizazz. I can't seem to catch that pizazz in the picture though. LOL!

I will be starting a couple of mini quilts this weekend. One is for me and the other is for Marja who lives in the Netherlands. I hope to show you the one I am sending out next week. Cross my fingers! Then again maybe I should wait because I don't want her to see it before she opens the box either. LOL! O.K. we'll see maybe she won't see my post. :-)

It is snowing today. We are supposed to get a snow storm that will bring 20 centimeters of snow. I think that is around 9 inches. I am glad I am all roasty toasty in my house today. :-) The snow has come late this year. We got a little snow last week when the temperature warmed up a little. Then more came a couple of days ago. We have had freezing temperatures, to cold for snow. We have a great little hill for the kids to sled and ski down so needless to say we have all been having a ball playing in the snow. My husband even made a jump. My youngest who is 3 rides the GT Racer down and never misses that jump. I was worried she was going to lose control but she steers it very well and surprisingly enough she has not fallen off of it yet. It is so cute to see.

Sorry I don't have a "Fabulous Find" to post today. Maybe next Friday.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Club Little House Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the Little's I have made and sent off for the Club Little House swap. They have safely arrived at Amy's house. I will post what was inside sometime this month when I know Amy has sent all the boxes out to everyone. I am patiently waiting for all the wonderful Little's to arrive in my mail box. I can't hardly stand it! LOL! :-)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Shop Etsy on Red Friday!

Come join us for a "Red Friday" Christmas shopping event. Tracy from Vintage Sister Studio had a great idea to hold a "Red Friday" for a few of us who are having our Etsy shop updates. Click here to see who is participating and help support these talented independent artists by patronizing and visiting their shops and blogs. :-) I will be updating my shop for this event so check back again on Friday. :-)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Doll Quilt Swap 5 Sneak Peek 2

Here is a peek at the doll quilt I am working on for DQS5. Full reveal will be this week so check back. :-)