Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween is my favorite holiday by far. No explannation why, just is. I love the decorations, the colors and the excitement of the day itself. It's so fun to wait for the little ghosts and goblins to knock on your door awaiting treats in their bags. And, I fulfill their waiting if they are brave enough to stay at the door when I my Witch costume! I have dressed as a witch for years, my BIL says it's the "Real" me anyway, lol. Well, then so be it.

On our way back this trip we passed thru Kansas. As hubby went one way to drop off his load, I went the other way to make a stop at The Wicked Witch of the West, I needed to speak with her and inquire about a "New" broom for this year. She graciously granted me one. I'll be soaring high this Halloween.

Hoping you all have safe and Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday in the South, and a Giveaway

We're off again, headed south. Texas to be exact, Brownsville. We stopped on the way in McAllen to see family. Had a great time, went out for supper, stopped by their house and back to the truck. Nice to have time to see family and friends while we are on our travels.

Update on the quilt. I did get it sewn together, have to press the seams and take it to the quilting lady. I'll post a pic when I get it back from her. It'll be a great quilt for warmth and comfort on the cold days coming.

A Birthday giveaway is going on over at the The Pickled Pepper Patch, Char is giving a prim toaster cover away in honor of her daughters birthday. It's fabulous!! I put my name in to win, I'd love to have it on my kitchen counter. Char always has great ideas and tips, pop on over and check it out.

Unload tomorrow and then????? We'll see. Have a Great day!

Until then...................Prim Blessings

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quilt in progress

Ok, it's all cut and laid out. Now I'm trying to decide if I like the way it looks before I take it to the sewing machine. Decisions, decisions. I think I'm pretty happy with it. So, it's take a few pieces at a time to the machine and stitch until it's all done. It's so exciting waiting to see the finished results. Then, take it to the quilting lady and bind it.
This is my second post for the day, so be sure to read the previous post, too.
Off to sew.................Happy Quilting!

Cold, Rainy and more Quilts for Comfort

It's a cold rainy morning here. the perfect kind of day to stay in and work on crafty things. I have some small things I'm working on, like my snowman runner I had posted earlier. And some things for a secret santa. I also made this locker hooked candle mat this week. I love the colors, makes me think of Indian Corn, lol. It's the perfect colors to go in any prim decorating corner.

And I'm starting a "New" quilt. It's made entirely of flannel fabric. so it will be warm and comforting on the cold days ahead. The pic above is what it looks like now. I'll cut everything today and hope to start sewing today or tomorrow.

I'm making a big pot of homemade spaghetti sauce for our supper. It's the best and smells wonderful as it simmers.

Hope you all are having a good week and productive crafting. Check back for updates on the progress of my latest quilt.

Until later.....................Happy quilting!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Comfort & Quilts

A great fall day, the temps are a little cool, but the sun is shining making it a beautiful day.

It's been nice having a couple of days home. Got some things done that needed looked after and had ample time to take comfort in just being home.

I made 2 quilts that I took to have quilted, and I got the call that they were ready to be picked up. I made the short trip to a nearby town this morning and brought them home again. I'm so pleased with how they look. I still have to do the binding, and will do that by hand. I'm posting a pic of them both. The pink and blue one is a pattern from one of my favorite stores, JJ Stitches in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The owner, Julie, is the nicest person you'll ever meet and her shop is to die for. She always has cute ideas and samples, my favorite is all the kits she has made up for you. Saves me time in having to decide, everything you need, ready to go. One of my favorite things about Julie is her collection of antique quilts, I'm so jealous, lol. She does reproductions of some of her antique collections and that's where the Pink and Blue one came from. She has a few more I someday want to try. You can visit her site at and see more of her antique reproductions. She is often in American & Patchwork Quilting magazine, as are some of her quilt patterns.

The second quilt is one I purchased the kit for at another favorite shop. It's a quilt from the days of Laura Ingalls, but actually would have been made by her sister Mary. Laura was not the sit inside and quilt type, she would have rather been outside with Pa, lol.

And I'm posting a pic of a crocheted rug I just finished. I purchased a kit online from and it's made from strips of fabric. Great kit and easy to make, I already want to make another one. I ordered my kit by phone and spoke to Lora one of the owners, a sweet gal, and have emailed her with a couple of questions. They were very fast with shipping and with responding to my questions. I definately will be ordering more fabric. Check it out if you are interested.

Hope you all had a great weekend. We'll be heading to Kansas the first part of the week. I might have to stop and talk with the Wicked Witch of the west on flying techniques, it's been a while since I've had my broom out, lol.

Happy Fall!!! Until later.........................

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fun with the Family & A Giveaway

Thought I'd post a couple of pics I took while we were here with the fam. One of Connor at his computer, his favorite place to relax, a pic of my daughters stitchery pillow she finished and a couple of others for fun.

The pillow she made is from doodles I did in the past, all except the winter moon, it's by a very talented gal on a message board I'm on. I Love her work, and the winter moon was free doodle from her, Thanks Terri. Anyway, I thought Miranda did a Great job on her pillow!

And a pic of a swap I received from one of the girls on the message board. OMGosh, it was a Great swap. Loved it all!!

And a Great Giveaway byLizzy at She is giving away a QUILT, I'm serious. I'ts beautiful!! Being the quilt collector I am, I hurried on over and left my comment for a chance to win. You still have time too.

Hope you enjoy the pics..................until later

Rest, Relax, Refresh

Taking a day or so to do just that!! Since we have to take our down time, why not do it with the kids. We made our way from Atlanta north towards the kids and stopped to take our time off here.

Surprised two little boys!! We actually arrived yesterday afternoon, just hung out, relaxed outside. I did our laundry, the pups were able to run and play, then a much needed bath when we came inside!! They are clean and pretty again, lol. Miranda had made a Great beef stew for supper, home cooked meal instead of truck stop food for a change.

After supper, we played bowling on their Wii. Never played on one of these before, and it was great fun. Even Connor does great at bowling. Good family fun for them all.

This morning we've had a relaxing morning. Connor is off to school, Hubby did some work on the trucks and put new antennas on our Sirius radios and fixed my cooler. Hopefully it will keep running now. I have my crafty things to work on this afternoon and I helped Mandi work on her crafty things she wanted Mom's advice on, lol.

As it looks right now, we should be home for the weekend, too!! Not going to grumble about that. Hope the weather will be fairly nice, I need to drag out my broom for Halloween. It is getting close you know, lol.

Until Later.....................

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Is This Spooky or What?

I've been really busy the past couple of weeks and no time for computer. Having withdrawls, lol.

Ok, well I think the last time I was here we were in the Phoenix area. Obviously we got out of Phoenix. Since then we've been to Chicago, Texas, hubby's been to Wisconsin, too. And now we're in Georgia.

A week or so ago I started not feeling well and thought I don't have time to be sick. Ha! I thought it was allergies, NOT! Sinus infection, and a bad one, had to get antibiotics and it's really taken it's toll on me. But that didn't stop me from a day on the Spoon River Scenic Drive with the girls. We had a fun day, even though Pammy's pumpkin got skinned up when it fell out of the car, LOL! But, by the time we got home I was really not feeling well. And since then I think Pammy came down with it too, Sorry.

We did see something we have never seen on our travels. At the rest area in Texas, after we had gone inside and then gotten back in our trucks, hubby says "see that Tarantula crawling towards my truck". I said No Way!!!! Sure enough, it was, he took some pics and we watched it for a bit. The pic I'm posting we thought was pretty neat, but Spooky!

I hope you all are well and have had a Great couple of weeks!! We're hoping to see the Grandkids in a couple of days, cross your fingers.

Until later.............................