Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Surprises!

Marylou brought this wonderful quilt to sewing the other night. Her daughter had sent the material to have her make a quilt for her father-in-law. Marylou is so good and agreed to piece and quilt it. It is not quite the pattern her daughter wanted, but Marylou used her artistic license to create this wonderful quilt.

She is flying to Texas to deliver the quilt in person. How fun is that!

I wanted to make something special for my mom this year. He mother had died when she was 15 and she helped her dad raise her 3 brothers. Her mom had died in childbirth and her sister went to live with my grandmother's sister.I found this picture of my grandparents together, so using this as the base of my idea I completed this little vignette.

The poem in the picture was one that hung by the door in m Grandmother Gladys' home.

There are 5 little words
I would like you to know;
They are:
Pardon me
Thank you
and Please.
Oh, use them so often
wherever you go
There are few words as
important as these.


I hope my mother likes it. I think it turned out pretty fun. I love Christmas surprises! Don't you?? Hope you are getting your surprises done!


Monday, December 6, 2010


I love these socks! They make me smile everytime I put them on. They're called Little Miss Mismatched and they are so fun. You get 12 socks all different but co-ordinated so you can wear what you want. Stripes, polkadots, stars, puzzle pieces it's hard to decide. All I know is that when I wear them, and have a hectic day, they make me smile and relax a little when I see them on my feet!

Just because I'm 58 or maybe BECAUSE I"M 58 I can wear these and not care what people think! Life is so short and precious, why not smile and enjoy every second!

This time of year when we all run around like chickens with our heads cut off, take time to remember that feeling of magic we had when we were children. Christmas lights took our breath away. The smell of gingerbread baking warmed our hearts and the sound of jingle bells at the door was way over the top. (one year when I was growing up 3 Santas visited our house in one night!) Don't forget the reason for the season. Be grateful for what we have, who we can help, and the grace of God for all!
But do it all in fun socks!