Friday, January 25, 2013

Haircut or scalping?

Have you ever gone in for a trim and wound up with a haircut you hated??
Well, I'm very sad to say it happened to me yesterday!

I have very curly hair which I've been growing for a while. Yesterday I went in for a trim and my hairdresser (new to me) thought I had too much volume in the back. I thought it was okay to shorten it a bit--- he got carried away and he cut it all off! In the back, so I couldn't see until it was done!!

Ever had an asymmetrical hair style? Well, that's me now! Sides and top are much longer than the back!! Oh abd not only that but one side is longer than the other!!!! What can I do??

I'd love to hear if this has happened to anyone else! It might make me feel better!

Have a great Friday!
Love to you all

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

More eye candy

The women at the Georgia retreat were so talented! I came home inspired and happy!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lots of Nana time

No sewing but lots of nana time with Ryan and Emma. Lucky lucky us!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

And the winner is....

I drew a name for the winner of the Lori Smith little quilt pattern I finished up in Georgia.

The lucky winner is.....


Please email me with your snail mail address and I'll put it in the mail on Tuesday.

We are having all the kids over today to watch the 49er game later.  Ryan and Emma are spending the night with us and I will bring them back tomorrow afternoon. WOOHOO.  Another Nana day!!

Love to you all,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Little Quilts

We couldn't be in Georgia without making a stop at Little Quilts. What a fabulous store! Our time together is at an end and I'm sad but I'm excited to be going home. Tomorrow is Friday and it's Nana Day!!! Woohoo!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quilting projects

Here are some quilts that have been made during our retreat! Pretty amazing work!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quilt shopping

When you're with quilters, you always need to go quilt shopping! We took an excursion to a quilt shop in Conyers, Georgia, called Sweet Home Quilt Company. Charming little place in an old house with a swing and rocker on the front porch!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hello from Georgia with GIVEAWAY

I was lucky enough to have been invited to join my dearest Wisconsin friends outside of Atlanta for a retreat this week. DarLynn used to live here so she knows everyone. Pat, Debbie and I tagged along! How great is that??
My first project was to finish this Lori Smith top which I started in the spring. The center is actually wool appliqué (my first...can ya tell??). Truth be told: I miscut all the outer half square triangles so it doesn't look like the pattern, exactly, but I'm happy with it.
The giveaway:
Who wants this pattern?
Send me your email and I will draw a winner on Thursday!!
Love to y'all (I'm in the South now!!)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday is my Nana day

Now that my daughter is back at work and she has two kids, she agreed to me watching the two darlings every Friday! How lucky am I?? I even brought a little machine which Ryan and I tried out during Emma's nap, after our walk to the park. I'm a happy Nana!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tapestries to die for

I had a little extra time today and went to see an exhibit of treasures from the Louvre. I love the tapestries from centuries ago and snuck these pictures!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Terrorist threat?

I recently participated in a swap with my Wisconsin friends and had enclosed a stamped self- addressed priority mail envelope with the package. My friend Debbie mailed the package back to me in October but it never came!! Imagine how upset we were that my 800 little 4-patches got lost!!!
About 2 months later, just after the holidays, the package showed up!! On the package was a sticker from the USPS telling me that my package was seized and searched because it was a suspected terrorist package! Seriously!! 4-patches!!
This is a new one for me!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to start the new year?

I have given up on resolutions. My son called them "goals" which I think is a better term. Less pressure.

So, have you decided on any goals for this coming year? I'd love to hear them. Any subject!

So far, I've been very productive!! I changed 4 dead light bulbs ( you don't want to know how long they've been burned out!!) And, not only that, with the step-ladder already out, I took down the curtains in my bedroom and bathroom and am going to wash them on delicate. They were looking pretty grimy.

I figure I'm now completely ahead of the game!

I may try to tackle my sewing room...

We are going to cook to turkey today, although it's just the 3 of us. It will no doubt taste better than the one we had at Thanksgiving!

Our trip to Sunriver was fabulous.  We had LOTS of snow, as you saw.  We had both Emma and Ryan with us, so that was great. Ryan loved being in the snow for short period. Mark bought him his own snow shovel.  I can't say that he used it much outside. He was shoveling the floor in the hallways, though! That was helpful.

I wish everyone a very healthy, happy, safe and productive 2013!

Love to you all,