Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Lion's 2010 Christmas Stocking Swap

Here they are the guidelines for my Christmas Stocking Swap. I hope that everyone has a chance to join in! I am hoping to start this swap and have a new one every year! Sssoooo, here is this years theme: Angels.

Remembering in to my childhood I could not wait for Santa to come! Remember the whole week before Christmas day you always tried not to make your mom yell at you? But you always wanted to smack your sister in the back of her head just because she was annoying you? Oh! Wait a minuet! That was me! That particular sister is now a correctional officer in McAllister, Oklahoma! She is able to annoy a whole new group of people!

The stockings:

Height: Stockings should be no taller then 11 inches high and no shorter than 8 inches high.

Width: Stockings should be no wider then 8 inches wide and no narrower then 4 and 1/2 inches wide.

Attention: Please, line the stockings in case your swap partner would like to use them for more than decorations!

You can send up to 4 stockings, stockings are to be hand embellished.(please no glue)

This swap will be a centralized swap. Stockings are to be mailed to me no later than December 15th. Please, send along with you stockings return postage. I will mail them back out to you no later than December 20th.

Sign up for this swap will close November 15th 2010.

Please, email me with any questions at glynpg@yahoo.com. Also please make sure I can get in contact with you so that you can get my mailing address to mail your stockings to me!

Remember to swap unto others!

The Lion

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It Is October!

Yes, Yes I know it has been three months since I visited everyone!  I am still trying to make a happy balance in my life.  Of course now I have added in teaching CQ classes in the mix of everything!!  I have my first course under my belt now!  That took up the month of September with a couple of trips to Dallas in between.

Now we have October!  WOW!  What a month!  It is GREAT this year in Texas it is actually pleasant this month weather wise!  Makes me think that we are going to have a humdinger of a winter though but I am ready for it!  Just bring it ON!

I have lots and lots to show everyone so hang on to your hats!  I think that y'all will be sick of me posting before too long!  I am going to start with the Halloween pillow that I made for my youngest daughter.  It is pretty AWESOME even if I do say so myself!

Here it is:

What do y'all think?  My daughter really likes it!  So here is the story on how this pillow came about.......

One of the local groups that I belong to came up with a challenge fabric.  the challenge fabric is the black one with the swirls on it.  I received it and thought.........What is a crazy quilter going to do with this??  Even my sane quilts are not along the line of this fabric!  I tend to stick with Civil War Reproduction fabrics in my sane times!  So I showed my oldest daughter the fabric she said that is nice what are you going to do with it?

I said:  I don't know!  What do you think??

She came back with a shrug and an I don't know.

Like that was a surprise, I showed my youngest daughter the material.  Out of her I got: That is really cool fabric.


This one likes Halloween.  So the idea for the pillow was born!  I asked her if she would like a pillow.

I got a:  Cool Yeah!  With spider webs?

I said: Okay with spider webs.

She said:  With those roses?

I said:  Okay with those roses.

Now the skulls are an interesting part of this pillow.  My friend Renee was out bead shopping and found them.  So she mailed them to me.  My youngest wanted to open the envelope that they came in and I told her she could.

She found the beads and said:  Cool mom can you put these on my pillow? 

Of course I can......

The rest is stitching history.

She now has a pillow that reminds me of Jerry Garcia!

The Lion