Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

This weekend is our annual pilgrimage to Salado - 
and its delightful Christmas Stroll...



It will be very hard for me to leave this little guy....   
*sigh* 



but I KNOW I will find all sorts of wonderful 
yummies for him while I am there!

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Before I go, I will leave you with this ...
Another happening while I was
away...with my little gb..




Don't look too close at that zipper...UGH!

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Remember...we are counting down to
our annual Twelve Gifts of Christmas...

I will post more next week...

Until then....
Have a wonderful, wonderful WEEKEND!!!!

My sweet girl and her boy...


Love, 
GiGi

Life was made for moments like these...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Since I have been away...

This beauty was sent on its way to it's new owner....







*Hugs*

GiGi

Monday, November 28, 2011

Just a few more...

Ok, I promise not to overload you with baby pics...




GiGi and Auntie Jen

I don't love him at all....do I???


I promise to be back to posting this week
about all the quilty goodness I have been
working on in between trips to the hospital...

Hugs to all!!!

GiGi


Sunday, November 27, 2011

I went in as Mom...but now I am GiGi...




Holdyn Kale Larson
11/27/11
6pds 12 ozs
                                                                        19 inches long

Friday, November 25, 2011

Just popping in...

Today is the day....my baby is having her baby!!!!  

I will be back shortly...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Communication upgrade and a WINNER!!!!!

This year has presented lots of challenges to find the time to blog
I love it and miss it when i can't communicate 
or participate in all the fun bloggieness...

Well no more! 


Meet my new partner in communication! 
My sweet man gifted me with it as an early birthday present! 



I was and am still blown away! 
This is not something that i would have ever expected!

Thank you honey, 
I LOVE IT!!!!!


Now on to the fun news !  
The winner of our little giveaway is.....

#8
Mommarock

"That is sew FUNNY!!  And AWESOME!
That would look great hanging on my 
sewing room door :)"


Well, there you go Mommarock!
ENJOY a little 
Christmas early!!!!

Thank you everyone for joining in...
remember there will be a lot more of these
as Christmas nears...
We will be having our 
2nd Annual 
Twelve Gifts of Christmas
Giveaways!!!



Feel free to get excited NOW!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just because....GIVEAWAY!!!

I feel like celebrating!
My birthday is coming up...
and I am OVER the flu!

YOU KNOW YOU NEED THIS!


Sew...what do you say?
Leave me a comment and 
share a link of your newest 
sewing/craft/knitting project!!!
Let's pick a winner on 
Saturday, November 5th!

Friday, October 28, 2011

{this moment}

A Friday ritual inspired by Soule Mama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Friday, October 21, 2011

Something I never noticed....

Every day at lunch, I slip away from my desk 
and go into one of our spare offices.
I browse all your lovely blogs...

This week, one such blog prompted me
to come home and look through 
some of the quilts that were left to me by my 
mom's mother and I began to see 
things I never appreciated before about 
one of my favorite quilts that she made.

From back here, you don't notice much...
but come with me, while I show you what I 
noticed today, in part, 
because of all I have learned from
reading all of your blogs when 
I first started quilting ...


First, this quilt is completely hand made, no sewing machine needed.
I believe it is called a window quilt.or something close to that...
if you know the official name, comment and let me know!



Second...every fabric in this quilt is a piece of one of my
grandmother's dresses or shirts...and she cut nearly all of them...
in a fussy cut.




Next, even though her stitches may not be the best, or the 
most creative, it is all her stitching and I am pretty 
impressed at how uniform and perfect it looks.





I know this is a HUGE QUILT by ANY STANDARDS.
and I have it on good authority that she only quilted on her bed.
Can you see how she pieced this entire quilt - hand sewing 
one block at a time to another block?
and let me tell you ...that the quilt is all cotton 
and the thread is still strong.






But here is the cool part...

Mind you, I have had this quilt for about 15 years.
and I use this quilt...every winter.
 AND I JUST NOTICED THIS...
In a small corner of this lovely masterpiece,
My grandmother signed the quilt.

She put her name..first and last.
and then...
something I hadn't seen.
 
She put the date she started the quilt... 3/28/1976
and the date she finished.... 9/20/1977
How COOL IS THAT?

Finally, 
This quilt weighs14.3 lbs.
It has NO batting...just fabric and thread.

I love this quilt on my bed...the weight 
of it hugs me to sleep every winter night...

Such a legacy...and I didn't even really 
appreciate how much time, work and love 
that went into it...
but I finally do now.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Odd and ends...



Ok, one more indulgence...
some late Sunday evening sewing...for a GB...
Little Holdyn's nursery is all things animal,
so I made some little burp and wash cloths to match...
  


OH! And if you are looking for a cute Halloween basket...
GO HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!
Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling
came up with a really cute idea!

I hope you all have a 
wonderful week of Sewing !!!!

Hugs,
Lana 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Sewing ...and a shower...



Just in time...it's finished...



For Holdyn...


And now I get to spend the rest of the day with these two...
They called this Baby Bonding...

I call it wonderful...
Have a great Saturday everyone!

Hugs,
Gma Lana


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ever do this?


Please tell me I am not the only one that does this...
Remember this?



 I loved this fabric combo when I started...
and it was perfect for the table runner I had in mind...


 But then, my vision began to change...
so I made a few cuts.


 And in my mind's eye, I was thinking...
Neat! I haven't seen this pattern before...
I might have just come up with a 
REAL WINNER!!!




 But then, If I am going to do that...
perhaps I should take another little 
gamble and cut this a little more but at an angle...



 WOWZERS! I think I am really going
to have an eye popper!
(still my mind's eye talking here)


 OH MAN...if this works out,
I am going to be asked for how I put this together...
You know...someone MIGHT want this PATTERN....
(My mind's eye is now twitching with delight!!!)



Three hours later, I am beginning to 
just get FLAT OUT GIDDY!
(Mind's eye is twinkling at the beauty of my newest creation...)



 Four hours in...
(Mind's eye is squinting...does that actually look
like an ironing board cover now?)

Good grief.



 Five hours in...
(Mind's eye is thinking, "OK, I was a little off
track, but now...maybe...)



 5.5 hours in...
(Mind's eye is dimming...)




 7 hrs in.

(Mind's eye is dry...
and sorry for all the the thinking...
and now just wondering
does anyone else's eye cause them this much trouble?)

Four days later...

still wondering ....

NOW WHAT???

Please share some ideas....
I am out of eye drops.

Hugs,
Lana