Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Oh yeah, I've been a lousy blogger I know it. Lol* Life has recently become very hectic! I've been doing a lot of baking for the holidays - part of how I make a little extra money for Christmas each year, in addition to the little boy I babysit. I've also been redecorating my oldest daughter's room in a garden theme...right now I'm working on painting a fence on all of the walls, but being so busy I can only paint a little every night! Oh my. Thank goodness we're not hosting Thansgiving this year because it's just a cluttery mess. Our folded laundry has taken up what seems to be a permanent residence on the front living room couch, as I can't get into my oldest's room while I'm working on painting, and I just run out of time to put the rest away! Lol* I do a little each day but it just doesn't seem to disappear! Lol* One of the downfalls of having two living rooms - one is functional while the other just seems to accumulate things until I can't stand it anymore. Lol*

I've done a lot of Christmas sewing, but not much I can show here because they are a secret! Lol* Here's a little peak of the lap quilt I'm making for my Husband's Grandmother...she doesn't read my blog so I'm pretty safe to share...but only a peak just in case!

I also purchased some books...the one on cathedral windows by Lynne Edwards I'm most excited about. I can't wait until I get some free time to try it!!! I was also really happy about Spotlight on Scraps by Cyndi Walker. While I don't know how many quilts I might actually make from it, I'm a fan and excited to add the book to my collection. I was hoping for designs more like the she has for sale on her website (, but, I'm happy with the book none the less. If anything now I feel like I need to hoard up the ones on her website! Lol* This tote pattern in particular is so flippin' cute! Oh I love it! :)
Well, I made a pumpkin roll that's cooling and a flourless chocolate cake (a fabulous recipe from Taste of Home) that needs to be pulled out of the oven so I'm off...hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and full bellies. :)


Rose Johnston said...

Happy to hear your busy, happy and well! Love the teasing sneak peek, very pretty! Those books look interesting, hope to see some projects from them soon!!
Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Valerie, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.You have been busy and yes life is becoming hectic.Regards Lyn

Juryizstillout said...

Happy Thankgiving to you and I hear ya! It's going crazy around here, too!

Anonymous said...

My belly is still full from all that food.
I bet your daughters room will be beautiful. I always loved themed rooms.
The quilt looks pretty. I like the colors.