Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry December

WOW!! The Month is half over and I am writing my first post. Good thing its not my job huh, I’d be let go…….given the boot…..adios amigos!

Time just goes by and another day goes by and I don’t get this done. It is fun once I sit down and get going it must be the starting thing, unlike my quilting projects, there its the finish thing.

Anyway Thanksgiving was quiet and very nice……..gee I won’t go on about the last THREE weeks and bore you but it has been that long. Bad Girl!!!

Did you see the blocks on my header. I LOVE them, Kindra made them for me as a gift. Isn’t that just so nice of her. I have seen them around in blogland and spoke with her about them and she up and surprised me this week. I love surprises, they are so fun!! Thank you Kindra, I will treasure them.

Not to be to corny but our blog name kind of becomes our “brand”. It’s been fun this past year sharing my ordinary life like it was book worthy. LOL…….but really life is a big deal!!! I could get real philosophical about the whole thing but suffice it to say we all are worth it. Right…….I mean I spend hours reading all of your wonderful blogs and it is amazing how we all become so important to each other!! Where am I going with this? I have no idea……. but I know those blocks make me smile and blogging wasn’t even something I new much about 18 months ago.

I finished a fun project this week, I had to use a life line and phone a friend about the little noses! Yikes, I haven’t done alot of embroidery and this project had TWELVE noses……


As you can see they are somewhat of a focal point and I was wanting them to be perfect………well I got over that and just jumped in because my lifeline has her own life and has been very busy!!! She did call me today and reminded me we have a mutual friend who I could also have asked. Thanks for the call, it meant alot!

This mat is a Christmas gift and will be off Monday with the rest of the gifts to Omaha!! It is a Primitive Gatherings kit called “Love Ya Man!” It was so much fun to make, working with wool is wonderful.

We are enjoying a kind of heat wave today…… is 50 degrees warmer than last week. We had more than a week of below zero temperatures and today we are 45. Its awesome!!! It is blue skies and sunny!! It’s almost like summer.. lol!

When we get cold weather we have the biggest icicles, they are pretty cool. I was loving them until I watched the news and they showed pictures of house with ice damns ruining there roofs causing $$$ of repairs bills. So I went out and knocked them down, changed the channel and watched something less scary. There were alot homes and businesses with broken pipes this week and I am so thankful we were not one of them. It kind of makes average temperatures something to be thankful for!!

A friend has started a new blog!!! Michelle of Mocha Moochell used to live in Bend and found mister wonderful and now lives in Portland! She has recently started quilting and is finishing up her teaching credentials. Go over and welcome her to blogging, she is having so much fun with her quilting and has some wonderful quilt shops to share with us!! I will get over to see you, your quilt shop sounds wonderful!

A little update on my boys……


Here they are with Mom at the piano. Krista is a music teacher, doesn’t she look happy!! We will miss them this Christmas, they are growing so fast!

Hayden is walking and is just adorable. They were so fun to shop for this Christmas. Look forward to more videos on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy all the festivities leading up to Christmas. My week is full of parties and decorating, I can’t seem to get it finished this year!

Prim Blessings,



Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Carrie,

I think you are point on when you say our blog name becomes our brand. It is sooooo true! And life is indeed a big deal!! Our lives, our homes, our families are the center of our own universe and they are the most important part of us - so I think it is perfectly natural we want to share them - as ordinary as they are.

The part that still amazes me is that people still find it interesting!! But then again, I enjoy peeking into others homes and lives too!

Such a sweet picture of the grands with their mommy!!

Have a wonderful week!

Michelle said...

Oh, thank you Carrie! You made my tear up with posting about me. Now, I have to really figure out how to use this thing and update. I have been busy not only with sewing and quilting but have found lots of great ideas on blog land for finding great treasures at goodwill and "priming" them out. I have just finished two ornaments out of 8 from a kit I got at Holly Hill Quilt Store. Only going to do two of them as my mom collects santa's and snowmen!

I will try to post on my blog this week!

Love hearing how your last three weeks have gone. Love the snowman project you did as well. I have now found my obsession that will keep me busy once I am done with school.


Quilt Hollow said...

Hi Carrie!
I immediately took notice to the blocks with your name as was going to ask about it! I love them!!! You are so right about our blog name becoming our brand name...I'm glad I chose wisely. Hee! Actually I'm irritated though cause someone took it for a website name and doesn't use it and was willing to sell it to me. Oh well...anyway just popped in quickly to see what all has been happening your way. Blogland has surely been a wonderful place for me to find friends and inspiration. Enjoy your holidays and I'll be back to visit again soon!

Carol said...

Oh gosh look how big those sweet boys have gotten. They grow way too fast. Love your snowmen! Your blocks from Kindra are awesome!

Lori said...

It is wonderful to see a post from you!! I love your snowmen and the noses look perfect to me!!
Isn't this "heat wave" wonderful? I don't have to put on 18 layers just to check my mailbox! LOL
The three boys are adoarble!!

Carrie P. said...

I did notice those blocks and those are so cool.
That is funny about the icicles.
Love your snowman topper. Very cute.
And look at those boys and their mama. Great photo.
Have a Very Merry Christmas.
On my way to Michelle's now.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Dang girl, those boys are adorable and they are growing so fast. Love to see their sweet smiling faces.

Your table mat is adorable and will a wonderful gift.

I agree with you and Linda - it's fun sharing our ordinary lives and what wonderful friends I've met through this crazy world of blogging. Life is precious and BIG - we need to always enjoy the ride and bring our friends along with us :).

Holiday Hugs - Karen

yellowfarmhouse said...

OH - LOVE the blocks by the way. Kindra's block sets are adorable and fun fun fun to have your name on them.

Hugs - Karen

Stina said...

Love your new signs... have seen them around too... and thought of Where can I get one like that??? Just wonderful!!!! You are absolutely right about our blog names...:o)
You take care and enjoy the season!!

Candace said...

Wonderful post, Carrie! Merry Christmas to you and your family and a New Year filled with many joys!

Maggey and Jim said...

What darling boys.. Don't you just love Primitve Gatherings? Your noses are great, I think that satin stitch is hard to get a good even line but yours are really good. We are very cold here and hoping for a warm up soon.

Karen said...

The snowman mat is a hit! Oh, I have a friend who would love to have that. Well, I would, too but she is the biggest snowman lover.

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