Thursday, December 23, 2010

Home for the Holiday…

Two of my three girls are Home For the Holiday…the third arrives tomorrow!  It’s wonderful to have them home under one roof..although my youngest daughters is suffering with Asthma (she seems to be allergic to our newest dog, Rylie…).  Rylie is a cockapoo…but seems to have more cocker spaniel than poodle in her…and she is a shedder…meaning she is a dog!! (Hayley is fine with poodles as their dander is different and they don’t shed)…So today we will work on getting that under control.  Her bedroom is and always has been a dog free zone…

Here’s a picture of us walking the Nature Trails just before dinner.  Love this park and it was a gorgeous sunny day!

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My husband’s son and grand-daughters are coming for dinner tonight as they can’t make it on Christmas day.  As I told them…we will take whatever we can get!!  So let the eating begin…!

AND speaking of Home for the Holidays…my Buggy Barn loot arrived yesterday…my win from Buggy Barn’s Home for the Holidays give away!!  Talk about bounty!!  It was a box full of wonderful quilty stuff… now I’m not bragging or anything…BUT you have to see this to believe it…

Schnibbles…four of them!!  DMC embroidery floss….

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‘Stir Crazy’ by Buggy Barn and a book on how to make Shams and Pillows to go with the quilts that you make…both books are wonderful!!

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A summer time quilt pattern called Summer Slices by Jillily Studio…so cute…love the little snowballs in the middle!

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Some appliqué glue…and man did I ever need this…I am using a popsicle stick to get the glue out of my old bottle!!

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A kit to make this super cute Snow Mama…very cute and..

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..look at the fabric that came in the kit…LOVE Buggy Barn’s fabrics!!

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And the sweetest Buggy Barn bag to carry all my quilty things in!!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH, BUGGY BARN!!  What an incredibly generous Give Away!!  Why it felt like Christmas…!!

You can visit Buggy Barn’s new Blog right here..it’s call Continually Crazy!!  They have lots of eye candy…just their Header alone makes me drool!!

Speaking of drooling…Sentimental Stitches released Block 15 for  the Beyond the Cherry Tree Quilt …so if you are collecting this BOM now is the time to do it…while it’s FREE!!  Gay is painstakingly reproducing the pattern from the original well worn quilt…see her blog for details.  What a labour of love on her part!!.. and we THANK HER!!

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“THANKS SO MUCH, GAY!!”

So onward Christmas…the baking is done, the house is as clean as it’s going to get, the presents are bought, wrapped and under the tree (which is decorated…just barely!), the turkey is thawing…and the food is ready for preparation….it’s NO wonder that by December 25 we are all exhausted!!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting (is there ANYONE out there sewing???) ~P

20 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an incredible giveaway from Buggy Barn Paulette! And you are the perfect person to receive it! We'll probably see it all sewn up next week!

QuiltSue said...

So, Father Christmas came early to your house then. You have got some wonderful things there, now I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it all.

Have a wonderful time with your family.

Linda said...

The pic of the three of you is beautiful! How nice to have everyone home! Wow, you scored a bundle! I just love the kit! A Merry Christmas to you and your family, Paulette!

Amy said...

What a loot! Looks like you got some great stuff!!!! LOVE the watermelon pattern and the picture with your girls! They are beautiful!!!

BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY* said...

Merry Christmas, Paulette!..enjoy the time with 'all the kids..the fur ones too'..happy holidays!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

How wonderful to have your girls home - a true gift for a mother's heart. And what a generous gift from The Buggy Barn! blessings, marlene

Kathy said...

Oh My Gawd! That was one big Christmas present. Are you sure you have room for it all.......well you know what I'm offering right! Happy Holidays!

Karen said...

You have enough new projects to keep you going all winter long. Is the camper going to hold all that stuff?

Jeanette said...

You've been a lucky girl lately! :-) Merry Christmas!!

Sandy said...

Have a wonderful time with all of the kids and grandkids. Our son and family are on their way from Oklahoma...ETA around 6 PM. Can't wait! Your goodie win is wonderful...lucky you!

Ulla said...

How nice to have all your children at home for Christmas! Enjoy your time with them and all your lovely new projects during your trip. Merry Christmas!

Stray Stitches said...

Enjoy your daughters' visit!!
Quite a bunch of great things you won in that giveaway - lucky you!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Julia said...

What a great giveaway win ...you hit the jackpot Paulette..
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Elyte said...

It seems like it has been Christmas all year round for you with all the wonderful surprises that you have received this year.
May your Christmas be a safe and happy one, surrounded by your family, as we anticipate the wonderful thing that the New Year will bring to us.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful goodies and I know you will enjoy making the new quilts. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Debbie

Kim said...

Sewing? What's THAT? I'm not sure I remember how at this point! Oh, what I would give for an uninterrupted day in the Sweat Shop, but I'm sure it will come soon enough. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Allie said...

It must be wonderful to have all your chicks back in the nest for the holiday - have a wonderfully blessed Christmas Paulette, although it looks like you've made QUITE the good start with your win!

Stephanie said...

Love the Snow Mama! I put the last stitch in a handmade gift a couple of days ago. I'm wrapped and ready for tomorrow. Merry Christmas. Enjoy your family.

Poppyprint said...

Nice giveaway haul, great that your girls are home...but what's that I read...A SUNNY DAY????? How can it possibly be sunny over there when I can't even see the end of my back yard over here? Boo, hiss, this is the worst Christmas weather ever!

Lucky it's cozy in here while it's frightful out there.

Enjoy your family, Paulette!

Jackie said...

Is that Shams with Style as cool as the cover looks?