Sunday, December 27, 2009

N' Stitches Christmas Party

Like everything this year I ran late on making a gift for my N' Stitches Group. I was literaly down to the wire on this project! I am hoping for better time management skills for 2010. I did manage to get this project finished for the party even though the glue was still a little wet!

Every year one of my local groups has a great Christmas party! We do a Chinese gift exchange. This year I made one of my tins with a pinkeeper inside. It was one of the gifts that had got stolen for the limit. Of course Debbie H. just had to steal my snow globe! Wendy just had to steal my homemade toffee. I could go on but no need. I wound up stealing something that was better. I got hand dyed silk velvet, in purples, pink and purple beads and some fluffy stuff for my imagination!

I always enjoy the Christmas party! I also enjoy the group through out the year! like my cyber groups this one has great people and support in it! I would like to thank all my groups and wish them a Happy New Year!

Now the eye candy:

Here is the top of the tin.

A picture of the side.

The inside of the top with the front of the pinkeeper.

The back of the pin keeper.

The inside of the bottom of the tin.

Now for the construction of many more!
The Lion

Crazy Pal Gift

I have to show y'all my stocking! One of my yahoo groups Victorian CQ ers has a "Crazy Pal" program. This is the first month that we sent out our items. For my first gift from my Crazy Pal I got this really neat stocking full of things! I have them pictured here.

Well nearly all. She also sent me a 2 year planner and I am at this point using it! Thank you, Crazy Pal for all the awesome stuff!
The Lion

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Another Christmas........................

Another Christmas has come and gone! Here we are the day after Christmas. The December meeting of the Lost Pines CQ Group has ended. We had a great meeting with the few members who had shown up today! Next Christmas we are doing something different! Whoo-Hoo!!

This New Year there will be some changes in the way that I am doing somethings. I have made a priority list and will stick to it! I know, I know many people have done this and about two or three months into the New Year the list gets lost or ignored. That is why we all have UFO's!

Well, I want to stick to it! So I guess we will see what happens. On the top of this list is my blog I want everyone to see what I am doing and get helpful information from my blog and I have in store many more tutorials!

The next thing on my list is FINISHING a full size CQ quilt! That is my UTS quilt called "Seanes". That is why there is all the under the sea things surrounding me! It keeps me focused!(I hope!)

The rest of the list will come out in the New Year!!!

The Lion

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Merry Christmas

It is Christmas day and it is a cold 29 degrees in central Texas! I am wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas today. May everyone have all their family around them and may y'all get everything that y'all want for Christmas!
Big Texas Hugs!
The Lion

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Here I Am Again!

Well, here I am again! I have tons of things to do and tons of things to show everyone but have not quite got to it yet! It just seems like the old daily grind has gotten in the way of my "play" for way too, long! One day I will be able to balance my work life to my CQ life!
This week I had planned to play "catch up"! We were not able to go to Florida to spread a little cheer to my husbands side of the family so............................."catch up" it was!!! I had planned on making two or three posts a day but life has got in the way of that again!
Sunday, it was over to my mothers. HO, HO, HO Merry Christmas-ing!! Then Monday after my husband and I got back from Wal-Mart getting tires for my daughters car, the girls begged to go to the mall. DH said yes we could go.............................. Into Austin for the rest of the day. Really it did take the rest of the day. Funny thing the mall was not as crowded as I thought that it would be........
Yesterday................yesterday morning was spent doing errands and then when I got home and settled down to work on my Christmas Stocking I wanted a color of ribbon that needed to be ironed. Yesterday afternoon was spent ironing out all my silk ribbon. I did not know that I had that much of a build up on silk ribbon that needed to be ironed! Well, at least it got done!
Of course in between getting ALL that ribbon ironed I also walked my blind dog, fixed lunch and dinner, yelled at the teenage girls for spilling a coke on my brAND NEW TWO MONTH OLD COUCH! Did I happen to mention that THE COUCH IS ULTRA SUEDE?
Yes, that last part still upsets me! OH! This part is going to make ALL of y'all giggle! I had to take the spare key to my son for his truck. He locked his keys in the truck again!
Those are just the highlights of my last three "vacation" days I just did not get to the details of EVERYthing that I did! But everyone can imagine what those consisted of!
I should have taken two weeks off!
The Lion

Monday, December 21, 2009

Middle Of December????????

Here it is the middle of December, almost Christmas really. Where has the month flown?? I have not been able to accomplish anything that I should have done with this month! Have y'all ever had one of those months??? Well, this is mine! I have the week off so I am going to try to get allot of things done! I have tons of images of things I have done to show y'all so hang on to your chairs and get ready for a eye candy week!

The first of the pictures that I am going to show everyone is of the altered cabinet card swap that I had entered. This is the one from "A Swap For All Seasons". The top card is the one that I had received. The bottom card is the one that I made.

Great for decorating the Christmas tree!
I had really enjoyed doing this swap. Actually both swaps that I participated in for this lady were fun! These swaps are giving me a chance to explore other art forms and help with inspiration for mine.
I am hoping that in this way I can keep my ideas fresh.
The Lion