Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sweet Saturday!!

Hello My Dear Friends--

It has been a lovely week. COLD, COLD, COLD here!! I did not peek my head outside from Monday until Friday except to visit my Mom once. I did not put on any makeup, nor fix my hair! It has been wonderful!! Boring for you, but wonderful! It got into the 50s again yesterday, but a cold front coming back in today will make tomorrow in the 20s. Brrrrr for Tulsa!

Mostly what I've done is take advantage of the time to put LOTS of stuff on Etsy. I have almost gotten all my extra sale fabric listed except the Bees Knees. I'll start on that today. Then I'll move on to the solids! I TOLD you I have more stuff than you can imagine!!

I'm taking next week off to enjoy Christmas. I hope you do, too. I may even be able to bake a little. Do you KNOW how long it has been since I have had time to do that?? I was telling some friends last night that this is the first time since I started this business that I am caught up and have NO deadlines in front of me. What a wonderful place to be!!

I am sharing a wonderful quilt with you today. It's from Josephine Gaaf from Holland. She loves feedsacks and has an abundant collection. She also has a fabulous and popular blog that she writes in both Dutch and English. Such fun to read! Check out Josephines Blog when you have a minute. Thanks for sharing your quilt, Josephine!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and that your dear ones are near to you. We'll drive over to the kids on Christmas Day and then they'll be here the following Saturday to celebrate with Mom. I fear this may be the last time she'll be able to participate either because next year she won't be with us or physically unable. We're trying to make this year special for her holidays.

So til next time---

Much Love and Christmas Blessings ~

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fabulous Friday Again!!

It seems like I'm doing well to post once a week, always on Friday! What's that all about? I cannot believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! I hope you are not driving yourselves crazy trying to get ready. We have such a small family that it doesn't take much, thank goodness.

I have no idea what I have been doing this week. Bill and I took the day off yesterday and drove to his home town of Neosho, MO so he could pay the tax bill on a piece of property he and his brother still own there. I got to do a little antiquing (didn't find much). We stopped at a big new Casino on the OK/MO border to check it out. I'm not much of a gambler, but put a few bucks in and won $30!! That was cool!

On the way home we stopped at one of our favorite places in Vinita, OK for fried chicken. I must say they have the BEST fried chicken I've eaten! Lots of crispies to mix in with the potatoes and gravy. Yummmmmm! Here's the leftovers (We alway order way more than we can eat so we can bring it home.....) Then you follow it up with homemade chocolate pie!

Today's gallery pics are from one of my sweet customers in Japan. Mika has bought so many feedsack squares from me, I've lost count. Here is an idea of what she does with them. I think the bags are wonderful! Wouldn't you love to have one? Thanks so much for sending me the pics, Mika!!

That's about the most excitement I've seen this week. Other than listing on Etsy and shipping, that's it for me. I've still got so much to put out there it's overwhelming.

Have a wonderful weekend and we'll be in touch next week!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Another Fabulous Friday!

Excuse me? Where did this week go??? I would love to tell you that I've been working my buns off, but no! I actually have gotten a bit of Christmas decorating done, which most of you don't know, but that's a real miracle in this household!

I can't say when it started, but many years ago I became the Grinch when it came to Christmas! I just got fed up with the commercialization and all the stress and said enough! I found I enjoyed Christmas from Dec. 23 until after dinner on Christmas Day. So minimal decorations went up about a week before and came down on Christmas Day night after everyone went home. My friends think I've lost my mind.

Well, this year we are having a few friends from church over on Sunday eve before the holiday gets too crazy and guess what? I'm putting up my decos now! Will even trim the tree today. Now that's amazing!! Here's my little entry table. Found this cute vintage felt runner when my friend Ann and I went antiquing on Wed. They probably didn't have that in the manger or a Merry Christmas sign above it, but it went well on that table! LOL!! That silly lamp only comes out once a year when I put it's Christmas shade on, too. My poor shepherd has lost his staff. Oh Biiillll!! Can you make me a new staff???

Other than that , wanted to share the sweetest email I got with you. These notes just make what I do worth every minute. It's from Connie Mounsey who lives here in OK. It's followed by a pic of the sweet quilt she made for her Mom.

Dear Glenna,

I enjoyed your book so much and was so inspired that I just had to make the "For My Dolly" miniature quilt. It was so easy, and this was the first project I made all by myself from start to finish. I had broken my ankle in February and my mom has been after my sister and I to get involved in quilting. She has quilted for years and wanted us to share her hobby with her. She came to take care of me and brought me a 40s featherweight (she owns 7 and is always looking for more!) and so she took me to buy material for my first project and I am hooked! I made the doll quilt for my mom as I had made a simple 9 patch one that she bound for me and she really liked it. I didn't tell her about the doll quilt I was making for her as I wanted to surprise her and after I finished I was so proud. I mailed it to her (we live 4 1/2 hrs away from each other) and when she got the package she called and asked about the little quilt. I told her it was for her...a present and she cried! That was probably the best gift I ever gave her. I have attached a photo and can't wait to get started on another one of your designs!

Connie Mounsey

Thanks so much for letting me show it, Connie!

And that's it for me this week. Hope all of you are not feeling too stressed by the holidays yet. Be sure to take some time for yourself and enjoy all the sights, sounds, and blessings of Christmas~