Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year To You!

2013 was a busy and creative year for me.

Here's to a
bigger
better
kinder
nicer
happier
healthier
smarter
sweeter
luckier
and
even more creative
2014!

Be safe and party hearty tonight!
(DO NOT drink and drive!)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop Schedule

Look who's going to be showing off their Kona's beginning
  January 7th!
+ TWO extra days!

January 7

January 8

January 9

January 10

January 13

January 14

January 15

January 17

January 20
January 21
Charlottes Creation - problems with uploading photos

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Just "Feeling A Little Ghastlie" Giveaway

I didn't do any day-after-Christmas shopping this morning...I stayed home.
I went from room-to-room, but there were no Monkey Boys in sight.
There might have been a little sighing, whining, and wistful thinking going on.
I managed to do a little sewing, a little cleaning, and a little organizing.

Around 4:30 this afternoon I started to feel rather
Ghastlie.

I knew right away what it was...
The After-Christmas Blahs!

I made an emergency trip to Quilted Works for their After-Christmas Sale.
Barb and Anika totally helped me look around the store for a cure.
After buying a few yards of Christmas and Halloween sale fabric I felt so much better!

So, if you're feeling a little Ghastlie, too, I have a fixer-upper just for you.

A giveaway of 2 yards + 2 yards of Ghastlie fabric!

The dark and dreary rules...
  1. Leave a one word comment...really, just one word is enough.
  2. You can leave a second entry if you follow me around.
  3. It can be mailed anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  4. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on January 2ndEntries after 5 p.m. PST on January 2nd will not be included in the giveaway.
  5. If you aren't sure whether or not you are a no reply blogger, LEAVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS..pretty please! You can't win if I can't contact you!

Christmas Is Over Already?

This happens every year.
For at least a month I am shopping, baking, and planning and then "POOF"
it's Christmas Day and I still have more things I want to do.

But, dang it....

What the heck! 
I had more shopping and baking to do!

Even without more presents and cookies, it was great to be with all my family
and no one was left wanting or needing anything else.

There were pictures taken.

New Christmas outfits to be worn.

And trees to be undecorated by Monkey Baby.

I hope you enjoyed your family and friends during this special time,
reminisced about the good times and remembered those who aren't with us anymore,
and of course, ate lots of wonderful food and desserts.

With wrapping paper to clean-up and laundry to do...I think I'll just go sew!
There's a whole stash of fabric just waiting for me to cut it up and put it back together.

I'm looking forward to seeing what all of you will be sewing and blogging about in 2014!
There is sure to be lots of blog hopping, linky parties, and just plain creative madness ahead.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Just Wanted To Wish You A Very, Very...

Merry Christmas!
*Photo fix-up courtesy of PicMonkey and a little magic.
I just had to have a little Santa fun, too!

I’ll be spending the next few days with
My hubby, the dogs, my mother-in-law,
The sweet Monkey Boys,
Daughters one, two, and three,
And my one and only son...
Oh, and their significant others, of course.

May all your Christmas wishes be granted
And your sewing needs be met!
Happy holidays to you and your family!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grandma Sent Me Godiva Chocolate

Yes, I sent him a Godiva Chocolate Santa Claus...
and this face shows it was worth it!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Winner...Sher!

 SHER, #323

Thanks to all of you who stopped to play in the 
Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Let There Be Cookies, Snow, And A Giveway

We still have snow and ice...beautiful, but so unusual for this area.
It does make beautiful backdrops for photos, so I'm totally taking advantage of it!

My very first Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange ends today and I just want to 
thank those baking elves who linked up their recipes...so sweet!

I've started trying some of the recipes beginning with these two...

and
Oh, my, gosh, they are so delicous!

I plan to do more baking and I'm loving these new recipes.
This has been just a yummy good time for me!

I still have my Sew Mama Sew giveaway going on, but it ends tomorrow so you better hurry to enter!
Click HERE for my giveaway.

AND

Sew Mama Sew has TONS of links for giveaways...it's incredible!
Click HERE to check out all the other giveaways!