Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
 and Happy Hanukkah to all as well!
placemats I made for Meals on Wheels

Sunday, November 24, 2013

quiet days

The golden days of autumn are officially over.   Here are some of the views in our neighborhood before the cold and wind entered out world:

 Teddy wants to smell every leaf...
My husband is home for the rest of the year and even on vacation.  Since we don't often live together (because of his job), it's a bit of adjustment for both of us to be around each other so much.  One of the things we are working on is a rickety doll house:
It isn't worth much and is our second dollhouse of the season, another one we got from a friend before she moved but that one was adopted by a family member with a young granddaughter.  This one is just a prototype for us to see what we can do.  It's just a hobby and if it doesn't work, no big deal.  

Our own granddaughter already has a variety of doll houses but at nearly 10 years old, is quickly outgrowing this stage.  Each time I see her I can't believe how grown-up she has become.  

We are thinking a lot of our blessings these days.  My friend's one year old grandson, Michael, is going on the list at Children's Hospital for a heart transplant.  It's been a sobering few weeks for the "quilting aunties"  (our mini quilt group) as we watch helplessly as our friend and her family confront this enormous challenge.  If this isn't enough, Michael's Mom is also pregnant and going to be induced on Tuesday.  The new baby's heart will have to be checked as well.  If you can, please keep Michael and his family in your prayers.

Peace and hugs, Mickie

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Meals on wheels placemats

FINISHED!  Our guild collects these for our local Meals on Wheels clients.  I make one or two with Christmas scraps and the rest are winter themed (yeh that's a lot of snowmen scraps used up).   Anyway, it's out of my UFO box as well!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christina's quilt...

Years ago, my niece Christina asked me to make a quilt for her.  We picked the pattern--Wonder 
Blocks by Terry Martin==and bought all the fabric which she picked out.
A few months later, I told her I had over a 100 blocks completed and she said, "oh I'm painting my room purple now."  So I've had these blocks hanging around since then.  I decided to put them together in a throw for her because now that she has graduated from high school, she might like it to simply wrap up in at night.  I'll give her this one at Christmas.  To be honest, I don't know what color her room is now...
Special thanks to Sandra for suggesting the pink before the green border.  It worked very well.  Thanks Sandra!