Mish-Mash Mad Dash

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. It’s not like I didn’t want to… my laptop has been on the fritz and the WiFi won’t connect to anything. Looks like I have to mail it to HP, which I definately DON’T want to do, especially this time of year. Geesh! And, of course, it crashed the day my 11 day vacation began. Geesh again! Now I am relegated to sharing Dean’s computer, and not wanting to be a “puter hog,” I try to stay clear of it when he’s home from work.

We had the family over
for dinner at our house on Thanksgiving. It was a fun day, lots of laughter and cuddling. Grandson Jacob loves playing with his Uncle Loren (my youngest son), and Samantha was in a wonderfully playful mood. It’s hard to believe she’s old enough to crawl and pull herself up to stand at the furniture! 10 months old already. Time sure flies!


We woke up on December 1st to our first major snowstorm of the winter. It was very pretty, and all the area schools were closed, giving teachers, children and bus drivers an extra vacation day to add on to the Thanksgiving break. I love it when the snow clings to the trees! This morning when I got up, it looked like a sepia-tone photograph out my back window.

Awhile ago, I showed you this quilt in its early stage. Yesterday, it crawled onto my quilt frame, and today I’ll be working with Millie to begin the quilting process. Here’s Millie’s photo with her hugging the new quilt, officially titled “Simply Squarific.” It is a full-size quilt, approx. 84 by 96 inches.

I announced a Thanksgiving giveaway, and have selected a winner by random number generator.
The winner is…
Nihal of Istanbul! Her blog isn’t a quilt blog, but it is extremely interesting, and I’m happy to send her my book “Contemporary Quilts From Traditional Designs.” Nihal, please contact me so I can get your mailing address.

Now, I’m off to shower and go play with Millie. Have a wonderful day!

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2 thoughts on “Mish-Mash Mad Dash

  1. Another family holiday done. Good food, good company, good play. Cute grandkids!We’ve had our snow for a month now… Going to be a long winter…I am envious of you and your longarm set up… One day, maybe? I can dream! 😎I hope your comp problems get sorted fast for you…Happy stitchings!

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  2. Smiling Hello Caron:)Oh my… I just don't know how to start, how to express my feelings, but lucky bird flies over my head nowadays that's for sure:) Learning this news winning your so generous giveaway, exactly made my day today! I'm so big smiling now upon my return to home from work, wish you could see.My little space is not about handiworks or quilting, but I HEART patchwork and admire very much all works of talented ladies. It's only matter of time for me and I love patchwork when I find a piece of time. I even display some of my works on my page, but not so often.Well, let me wish you happiest of Happy December and belated Thanksgiving Day wishes to you, Caron. Give kisses for your cute adorable Sam for me. I'm sending you the details now. Again many many thanks from the heart. Miles of Smiles & LoVe for Michigan:))

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