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Another week goes quickly by!

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Here we are in the middle of January already... well kinda passed the midpoint way already! Where does the time go??

I had lunch bunch and Guild and also some of us went to Waco for the annual Shop Hop. The other 2 1/2 days I quilted on Millie... almost finished now:) YEA!!!

Next week I am home but have the counter top guys, back splash guys and also the plumbers coming:) I am happy about that but still it takes days away:(

Well I did get a few things sewn today....I took Judith... my featherweight... into the house and sewed while watching football. I also cut 2 more blocks:) So I did do something besides hand sew all the circles on the Birds...not done there either. 96 is a bunch!!! I really think they are multiplying:)

Ok so a few pictures:

Bought this yardage at the Shop Hop... backing for the Spargo birds:)
Found these sweet dolls and doll houses to make for the girls for Christmas:) Had to order a house panel....there is a story there about a little old lady taking the last one …

Happy New Year 2019

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Hi Everyone:)

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year holiday:)

Ours was very busy. Daughter came to visit and was here a weekand left before christmas. Then Christmas with the granddaughters:) All fun!!!

New Years not so good:( MIL passed away on the 31st.  She was 91.5. She had been slowly fading and was unable to leave the assisted living center for over a month:( She lost her mobility and then I think she just gave up. We had her funeral the 11th. Daughter flew in the 10th and left yesterday as she has to go back to college today. Here is a link if you wish to see her obituary:
 https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/copperas-cove-tx/elfrieda-carter-8107239

So I have been quilting Millie on and off this year but it is slow going so I am getting further and further behind but I am okay with that:) No one is in a hurry yet for their quilts:) LMK if you are:)

Here is what I did get done before the year ended: A Project Linus Quilt I had made
Someone donated this …

Last post for 2018

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Hi All,

Sorry I missed my normal blog day... family:)

My daughter flew in Saturday night and my son and his family came over on Sunday. We baked lots of cookies with the girls:) What fun we had!!! Yesterday daughter wanted to go antiquing so we headed to Antique Mall in Round Rock and then Half Price Books:) Today a little quieter... just some sewing and they went to visit MIL. She then has a friend she will be with for dinner and friendship:) Tomorrow she goes to my parents house and on Thursday another day with my son and one of his daughters:) Then Friday at 5am she leaves:( Will miss her!!! SO glad she was able to come down from Ohio:)

Also on Friday the counter top guys will be here to make a template:) YEA!!!!!

So I did get the last quilt finished and some handwork:)

So I finished the last 3 Spargo birds:)
This is Pam's quilt she made for herself. We need to do that every once in awhile:)
Love the poppies and it was a large queen so pretty big!
Hard to see the quilting but t…

Almost done for the year:)

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As Christmas is fast approaching the baking and decorating has begun:) Hubby and I made fudge, chocolate peanut clusters, kit kats, and white trash yesterday. Today I am baking gingerbread cookies.
We also have the little live tree up and strung popcorn today to finish it up:)

As I have been baking/cooking I have been cleaning out cabinets and replacing the shelf paper. The ones I have finished look SO nice and clean! Of course there is some culling being done along the way also:)

I did get one quilt done and have been working on another the rest of the week and should... should finish it tomorrow:) It is almost a king size so taking a it of time:)

Fran made this beautiful batik quilt. I just love the colors!!!
Loops and 8's were quilted in every strip with King tut thread.
You can really see it all on the back:)
This is a peek of the quilt I am still working on....
All the chocolate peanut clusters I made:)
This will be the last week I am open and I am only here 2 days:) Have Lun…

December is here!

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Hi All,

Hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner! Got the house lightly decorated again this year. Am sending 2 boxes of stuff to a cousin to enjoy:) Really don't need SO much stuff!!!! Now  do need fabric and thread:) LOL!!!!

The counter top guy came on Tuesday and we have him doing the counter top and the back splash for us:)  Home Depot will do all the work:) We are just tired! So the counter top will be this: https://www.cambriausa.com/Designs/design-palette/Brittanicca/
and the back splash will be white subway tile:) Nice and clean looking! Of course it will be 4-5  weeks until we can get it done:( Definitely bummed about that!!!

We did a bit more trim work today and hubby said it felt odd to not be doing anything:) It is time to rest:) I will redo all the shelf paper and cleaning out all the cabinets little by little:) Surprising how much stuff we have!

Got a little quilting done and have been working on my Sue Spargo birds pretty steady:)
So on with pictures:
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After Thanksgiving

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Hi All,

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Hubby and I worked all day! We did get a bunch accomplished so we are VERY happy!!!

These are the before and after pictures of the kitchen. The countertop guy comes Tuesday so hopefully the kitchen/dining room will be all finished before my daughter arrives on the 15th:)

Kitchen before..... everything has been painted except the bottom cabinets. We installed the enclosed area above the top cabinets.
Dining room before.....
The Jelly Roll rug I made for the entryway but then moved into the kitchen:) I will need to make another and a smaller one for the cat feeding station.
Our biggest helper KoKo:)
We ripped up 5... yes 5... layers of flooring on Thanksgiving Day.  We actually found the original flooring that had to be some sort of ceramic or clay or else it was SO old it turned to that? The day before we had finished painting.
Here is dining room with out the flooring:) The black is a water resistant thing they had put down when the hous…