Friday, February 21, 2014

This Moment...

. . . . . . . . .
{this moment}
 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. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
 


 [inspired by SouleMama]

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hugs and Kisses ...Last Day....and it's a good one...


Well, you don't want to miss today....
These ladies have pulled out all the stops!

Thank you Madame Samm of Sew we quilt for ALL THE HARD WORK...
and for cheerleading us on to a fun finish...

and Thank you Lady Soma of Whims and Fancies for such a cute little pattern ...

Well...on to the fun....
and remember...
IT'S HUMP DAY!!!!
whoooohoooooo!


 Lady Bente
Lady Kristen
Lady Linda
Lady Marcy
Lady Susie

Mdm Samm ( me)


Hugs and Kisses Ya'll!
Lana

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop...It's MY day!!!!


Welcome!
Today is my day for the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop!!!
I am so glad you are here!
Forgive me, Blogger has been having some issues...
and although I have tried to post for over 7 hours now...
But I AM FINALLY HERE!!!!
Thank you for the comments about using Google Chrome!
That is what finally worked!

Thank you Madame Samm of Sew we quilt for being our Wonderful Cheerleader!
You have been having such a time over in your neck of the woods,
and YET you ARE STILL HERE FOR US!!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Thank you Lady Soma of Whims and Fancies for all your work on
our wonderful pattern too!
Well, Here is my project...




Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!!!

Feb 18th






Lady Lana (YOU ARE HERE)


Lady Judy


Lady Shanna


Lady Amanda


Lady Kay


Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop Continues...


Well, I am back from Iowa...
Just in time to get back into the hop
of things...




Thank you Madame Samm of Sew we quilt for being such a
wonderful cheerleader!!! You have had so much going on
and yet you have continued to make this hop so AWESOME!
Thank you Lady Soma of Whims and Fancies
and for all the hard work on the pattern...


Here are today's FABULOUS creations!!



Feb 17th






Lady Mary
Lady Vickie


Lady Anne


Lady Selina


Lady Theresa


Lady Jane

janesquilting
Tomorrow is my day, so I hope you will
come back and join all the fun!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Meet our sweet gift...





Grayson William Maxwell

 February 14, 2014
6lbs 7.4 ozs   20 inches long

over 30 hours...a few scares...
but healthy, happy and OURS....
We are slain with love for our forever Valentine boy...
Our new GB is our heart.




Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hugs and Kisses BEGINS TODAY!!!!


TODAY is the day it all begins....
I am very excited about this little blog hop!!



Thank you Lady Soma of Whims and Fancies
and Madame Samm of Sew we quilt for all the hard work
you have both done on this cute little hop!

Be sure and join each of us...

Starting TODAY!


Here is the schedule...
Can't wait to see what everyone else is doing!!!



Happy Valentine's Week!!!





Feb 12th






Lady Carol


Lady Sandy


Lady Cynthia


Lady Pat


Lady Jolie


Lady Susan




Feb 13th






Lady Beth


Lady Jenny


Lady Britt-Inger


Lady Carla


Lady Marian 


Lady Lyndsey




Feb 14th





Lady Soma


Lady Laura Ann


Lady Doris


Lady Rexie


Lady Shari





Feb 17th






Lady Mary

Lady Vickie


Lady Anne


Lady Selina


Lady Theresa


Lady Jane




Feb 18th






Lady Lana


Lady Judy


Lady Shanna


Lady Amanda


Lady Kay




Feb 19th




 Lady Bente


Lady Kristen


Lady Linda


Lady Marcy


Lady Susie


Mdm Samm





Hugs and kisses,

Lana
aka: Gigi

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hugs and Kisses...


Tomorrow is the day it all begins....
I am very excited about this little blog hop!!



Thank you Lady Soma of Whims and Fancies
and Madame Samm of Sew we quilt for all the hard work
you have both done on this cute little hop!

Be sure and join each of us...
Starting Wednesday, February 12th!

Here is the schedule...
Can't wait to see what everyone else is doing!!!

I will be out of town this week, as we are excitedly welcoming our
newest little Grand baby...
Grayson William Maxwell
(hopefully on the 13th!!!!)
with my oldest son, David and his sweet Ashley...

But I will be checking in to see everyone's little treasures!!!

My day is the 18th...so I hope I DEFINITELY see you then!

Happy Valentine's Week!!!





Feb 12th






Lady Carol


Lady Sandy


Lady Cynthia


Lady Pat


Lady Jolie


Lady Susan




Feb 13th






Lady Beth


Lady Jenny


Lady Britt-Inger


Lady Carla


Lady Marian 


Lady Lyndsey




Feb 14th





Lady Soma


Lady Laura Ann


Lady Doris


Lady Rexie


Lady Shari





Feb 17th






Lady Mary

Lady Vickie


Lady Anne


Lady Selina


Lady Theresa


Lady Jane




Feb 18th






Lady Lana


Lady Judy


Lady Shanna


Lady Amanda


Lady Kay




Feb 19th




 Lady Bente


Lady Kristen


Lady Linda


Lady Marcy


Lady Susie


Mdm Samm



Hugs and kisses,

Lana
aka: Gigi



Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Fun Tutorial: Make Three Totes / Purses With One Charm Pack!





No little gb yet...so I am consoling myself with another great tutorial from

Missouri Star Quilts...



Happy Friday !!!!!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Grayson William Maxwell...where are you???

 

 
Dear little GB Gray,
Gigi and Papa have been waiting for you for a very long time...
almost 9 months now...
I was so hoping you would be here now...
but that's ok...you can be my Valentine...
After all, that is when you are supposed to really arrive.
 
Until then, I have been one busy Gigi...
 

 
Your mommy asked me to make this pattern for you..
(Giant Hexie Quilt Pattern by Blueberry Park)
 
And, She picked out all the Riley Blake Fabrics...
I just KNOW you will love them...
They are so bright and soft....
 
Papa and I may live in Texas, but we will be there as soon
as we can if you choose to arrive before your due date...
 
Until then, we are praying for your Daddy and Mommy,
your healthy arrival,
and our safe travels when it comes time..
 
Be good, and in a little while,
I can tell you all this in person after you are all wrapped up in
your new little quilt.
 
We love you Grayson...
 
:)
 
 


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Top Secret and a Star...

 
 
 
 
I have been working in my studio on a
 

TOP SECRET

 
 
project now for about 2 months...
I CAN NOT WAIT to show it to you...
It is the design work of one of my favorite ladies...
(not to be revealed yet...)
and it took an entire VILLAGE of blogging friends to help pull it off...
Now in the final stages, I am VERY excited to have it almost ready...
 
Can I share it with you yet?
NO!
But does it count that I really WANT to???
 
:)
 
**************************
But, I digress...
 
I did have the opportunity to take a break last night and be an Angel.
 
Sometimes I will get a note from my last block swap group -
aka: The Block Swap Adventure, to be an angel
 to someone that didn't receive a block.
I LOVE doing it, and so I usually say yes when given the chance...
 
This little block was for a sweet lady named Dawnelle out in Arizona.
 
 
 
 
It is rare that someone requests something in Batik...
and then gives purple as one of their color choices.
but YES! I had both!!!!
 
The fabric is from Hoffman Fabrics / Bali Strips / BT 226 Seaholly .
These are hand painted and GORGEOUS!
 
I mean the detail on these squares is some of my absolute favorite
batiks material EVER.
 
If you aren't a fan now of Batiks...you will be.
This fabric is some of the best I have ever quilted on.
You will love it!