Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Night and The Next Day

This is what came down after we got home from Terry's Thanksgiving night.  Our security light makes the pictures a funny color but the snow was really coming down.

This is the snow we got overnight.

Today we decided to get out the Christmas stuff and decorate.  This is the new wall hanging I made for above the TV.

I made this for the door way a few years ago.  It was a 7 month stitchery.  You only got 1 pattern at a time.

Our tree this year.  Hubby did most of the decorating.  I did put the crocheted/bead garland on.

Garland and handmade ornaments.

Better picture of my garland.  I did this many years ago and have used it often.  I have 5 lengths of beads that I crocheted over.

Ribbon German Folded Star.  I have made these from paper and ribbon over the years.

Star Terry made me last year.  It is made of fabric.

My Bear Nativity.  I have had this a long time.

The door hanging I made last year.  I did not realize it was the same pattern as the new wall hanging I made this year.  I remember stitching several of this same pattern but forgot I used the red one last year.

I think we are now ready for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish all my family and friends a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wall Hanging, Ornament and Icy Windows.

I did the stitching in the center of this wall hanging a long time ago. I decided I needed one for above my TV so I started this yesterday and finished it today. Can't wait to hang it up.  

I made myself a hat ornament like the one I made for Terry.

Icy outside windows on Tue. morning.  The inside window was clear.  It was really cold that morning.  I love the designs it makes.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Computer Chair

We spent 3 1/2 hours this afternoon re-covering our computer chair.  It had very little foam left in the seat.  I had the foam from an old camper mattress and a friend had given me the fabric a long time ago.  I am sure glad this job is finished.  This is the before.

This is the after. The dark line is where the fabric was folded and will work out as we use it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Flowers and Tree Skirt

My Yellow Christmas Cactus is going crazy this year.  My white one only has a couple blooms. The yellow one is on the left and the white is on the right.

Yellow one from the other side.

My tree skirt for this year.  Last year Emily said just putting fabric around the base of my tree was not a tree skirt which all Christmas trees need.  So today I took the fabric I used last year and made it into a tree skirt with lace around the edge.

These are the squares I have to put into 9-patches for my Charming Star Quilt.  Hope to get to sew on them soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

I want to thank all those who have served and are now serving to keep our country safe.  Have a safe and Happy Veteran's Day.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

This and That

I saw this ornament idea and had to try it.  It is not too hard and I like the way it came out.

This is how the sky looked yesterday while the sun was shining.  A real winter sky.

This mornings sunrise.

I was ask to make 2 more bottle covers.  So here they are.

I had to try this new Apple angel cake recipe I found.  This is how it looked when it came out of the oven.

This is what it looks like when it cools.  It is just a can of apple pie filling and an Angel Food cake mix.  Stir together, it will foam up when it is all mixed together, and pour into a greases  9x13 cake pan.  Bake at 350 deg. for 20 to 25 min.  I am serving it with Cool Whip tonight at church.  I will let you know how it comes out once it is cut.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Charming Star Blocks

Here are the last of the 25 Charming Star blocks. Now I just need to do the 9-patch blocks to go between them. This will be a bed quilt and a lap quilt because I figured wrong on the block size but that is okay by me.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time Change

Remember to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed tonight.  That is if you are on Daylight Savings Time here in the USA.  Enjoy the extra hour sleep if you can.