Monday, December 28, 2009

This is what was in my SSCS package from Liz at . I'm looking forward to using everything. Stop by and see her she is very talented.

While many were working on the mystery quilt at I was working on this quilt which I have decided to call Christmas Cards. It is a Winning Hands quilt the pattern is by Eleanor Burns so since I worked on it over Christmas I thought Christmas Cards would be a good name. I still have to figure out borders. I'm trying to decide if I should do a border with the print and then a black one or if I should do a black one with the outside border being the print. What do you think?

Lately, when it is meal time the Rosie Cat has decided that she should get something to eat also. So she climbs up in a chair at the table and begs. She watches every move we make and every so often she gets very vocal about being left out. I'm thinking I should put a phone book in the chair so she can sit up higher. Sometimes when she can't stand it any longer a paw comes up and stretches trying to reach anything she can. She has also recently taken a liking to DH. The other night she climbed into his lap and spent the evening. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of that.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let Christmas Begin

Today my SSCS gift from Liz arrived after it's sightseeing trip. Since I moved this year my old address was the one that was given so the package first went to my old address in WA. Luckily my son is living in our house and checking our mail so I was able to call him and ask if a package from Australia had shown up for me.

He says;" I just got something that says I have to sign for a package."

So I told him he needed to go to the Post Office before he went to work and have the package forwarded on to me at the new address. So on Friday last he makes it to the post office to forward the package. He tells the postal clerk that he has a package he needs to forward to Idaho for his Mom.

Two packages are put on the counter, and the boy being in a hurry to get to work says," What's the matter with Margaret she knows Mom moved to Idaho why is she sending her something here". (He didn't read the address to see that it is addressed to him) So he proceeds to put labels on both packages and sends them off to me. On his way to work he calls me to tell me he has sent two packages on to me.

Two packages, I say. Who are they from?

He replies, "One was an international package and the other one said Merry Christmas from Mike, Margaret and Andrew."

I ask was that one a long, fairly flat red one?

Yes, says he.

I, being the wonderful Mother that I am, say, "Son, you should have read the label. We just got one like that yesterday from Margaret so you just sent us your Christmas present from her. (as I fall in the floor laughing)

He says in horror, : "OH, no I'm a re-gifter!" To top it all off it is sausages and cheese which he loves.

So now my SSCS gift has arrived and here is a picture of my ornament from Liz. Thank you very much Liz I will think of you every year when it goes on the tree.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Winning Hand

I've been working on a Winning Hand quilt which should finish about double size. This is a picture of one the blocks. It's the first time I have made this pattern using a black background. So far I am liking it very much.

We have been having cold weather but lots of sunshine. Miss Emma has been spending most of her day watching her own shadow. She is so easily entertained. When she takes her nap you can usually find her under the top quilt on the bed.
Bonnie Hunter over on Quiltville is doing a mystery quilt. I am saving the instruction so I can make it later. So far I am liking what I am seeing and I am looking forward to making this quilt. It's not to late to join in. This pattern will only remain on her site for a short time and then it will be retired. It is a work at your own pace mystery and if you like scrap quilts this is the place to be.