Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Holiday Greetings

We all hope that this holiday season is wonderful for you, full of happy times with family and friends.

A few years ago, we made felt snowmen (cut out on the laser) and then they looked so much like gingerbread men, we made them the next year. These are our current favorite ornaments - who knows what next year will bring!


Monday, December 17, 2007

A Christmas Break

Click Here to Play FREE RICE

Here is fun Holiday break that you and your family might enjoy. You have probably heard about "Free Rice"; you play a vocabulary game and the site's advertisers donate 20 grains of rice. Well, try it if you want to test your mental powers a little.

Holiday preparations are going pretty good here - we had a family game day yesterday at with cookies, chili and other winter treats. I finally found our box of Christmas lights so the trees are up and presents are modestly mounded.

John and I spent most of Saturday getting pre-cut Double Wedding Ring kits ready to ship - you should see them in your local quilt shoppe soon!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Last Summer

My favorite aunt and uncle visited us last summer and took this picture in greener days. They just sent it to us in their Christmas card. It sure doesn't look like that around here right now.

We are planning a family game day next week, there will be marathon bridge, I'm know, and other games for folks like me who have a short attention span.

We have our Christmas tree up, but I can't get upstairs to the box of lights until someone helps me move one of the carts. It will all get done in plenty of time, I'm sure. Hope you are enjoying your holiday preparations!


Friday, December 7, 2007


John made this little wall hanging for his Mother, about 20 years ago. It is an original design, called Bitterroot, one of the state winners of Quilters Newsletter's 50 state block contest, way back when. Bitterroot, of course, is Montana's state flower and you hardly ever see them; they are so rare.
So, this is hand pieced and hand quilted and "bound" with a handmade oak frame. The "binding" needed to be reglued and clamped, so he brought it back to the shop for repairs.

John made one for my Mother also, in golds; it was beautiful on her mahogany walls. We have had it back here for several years, so, for a while, the pair is of them is here for us to enjoy once again.