card friday

sorry it's late. went down to Washington State last night for some Christmas shopping with my mom and A(he had no school today) got back in time to hit the grocery store and now i'm totally worn out. and i still have to unload, and find places to hide, everything in the van lol!

winter wonderland

our first snowfall of the year

tempting tuesday!!

comment on THIS post, and enter to win your choice of any of the cards i made and posted in the month of November! good luck!

and the winner is, commenter #4 Betsy77! email me your snail mail and which card you like and i'll mail that off to you.

quilt monday

sorry for the delay in posting, had no internet connection since yesterday afternoon! i was going into heart failure lol!!

Christmas card pile-up

i've made pretty good headway. have 25 cards completed, i think i need 100 this year. i still have to do my Christmas card list; maybe tonight during the Amazing Race

so here are two to show you now. i've gone with more traditional colors this year, mostly red and green cards. this is my favorite so far. i may add some gold brads to it, i think its missing something. i edged the Christmas tree with red ink and sponged gold ink all over the stamped image to just give it a bit more something

and don't forget, Tempting Tuesday is this coming Tuesday!!

warm up cards

do they count if i stamped the images a month ago? lol!

shopping trip

and i bought a TON of paper at a paper sale yesterday( i really really need to get my Christmas cards done this weekend!) i also finally got jammybella and a lovely Rhonna Farrer stamp for $1.39!

now to start my Christmas cards....

snack saturday

WOW Bars

3 Mars bars
1/4 cup butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
4 cups Rice Krispies


Cut up Mars bars. Combine in a saucepan with butter and marshmallows. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. You can also melt them in the microwave.

Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies.

Pack into a greased 9 inch square cake pan. Cool and cut in squares.

a two quilt day

at this rate, i'll be through the Christmas rush next week lol! i love how excited quilters get when i get to call them and tell them that their quilts are ready early!

quilting pattern, Angel Wings by WillowLeaf Studios

and Butterfly Charm by Lorien on this one

card club

i meet once a month with a group of friends from church. we are each taking a turn to teach 2 different cards. here's the two that we did tonight

what i've been working on

took our last longarm customer in for this year today. now to get them all quilted and out by December 5th!

finished these up today. i quilted LuckyLeaves by Lorien on the black quilt with a black and orange rainbow thread-gorgeous. the other quilt was quilted with ribbons and roses by Jodi Beamish

a delayed quilt monday

lots of quilting blogs have done been doing *what's on your bed* so here is mine. i call it my big block quilt.

card class

Sara led a card class at my church last night. we got to make 6 different cards. here are 4 of mine, the other 2 i didn't like how they turned out and i want to keep tweaking them a little bit. was allot of fun, thanx again Sara!

snack saturday

Jello Cookies

3-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp.Baking Powder
1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Gelatin, any flavor, divided
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Mix flour and baking powder; set aside. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar and 1 pkg. of the dry gelatin, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended after each addition.
SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of clean glass. Sprinkle with remaining dry gelatin.
BAKE 8 to 10 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

this little piece

is going to save me and get my longarm back up and running. Jim installed it last night, i did a few test runs and Lois(my machine lol) is running the best she has. now mom can have her machine back and i can get caught up on mine!

and with that, it's off to work i go!!

card friday

for my sister in law. another one that i am thrilled with

for Kai

every year the Vancouver Canucks hockey team has done a charity dinner. for the past few years, my dad has been lucky enough to attend. and i'm the lucky one who gets to add whichever players autographs to my growing collection that he brings home.

this year dad was able to get Markus Naslunds autograph. so Kai, this is for you!

good morning :)

here's another quilt i finished off for a customer on Tuesday. loved the brushed cottons in this. i should have taken a picture of the gorgeous flannel backing. it was a mountain scene and just lovely

quick card

for my nephew. i got ink on the edge of the stamp(argh. i wasn't paying attention) so i put the little gift on to cover up the worst of it. and i could not get the 3 to stamp right, it was either upside down or backwards *sigh* lol

wordless wednesday

back to work

today. lost a whole week of work due to me being sick so am going to be back logged for a few days.

i love the piano key borders on this quilt. and the quilter sewed them all onto muslin first, this was a very square quilt!

and i have to admit it, i wasn't aware it was a log cabin quilt until i went to take a picture of it lol!!


i have had zero ambition to start on my Christmas cards, not a good thing less than 6 weeks before the big day!

i did play around in my stamping room today hoping to get inspired and no real luck. i played with my new glue pad i got for my birthday-i think the gold is too bright. regardless, it does nothing for me

i did finish watercoloring some snowmen i stamped last week-love this stamp. i may have to get one for myself

quilt monday

sorry for the lumpy quilt in the picture-had two cats underneath who were not co-operating lol

snack saturday

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake

20 OREO Cookies, crushed (about 2 cups)
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 pkg. (250 g each) Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
6 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, cooled

1 PREHEAT oven to 325°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.
2 BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Remove 1 cup of the batter; set aside. Stir melted chocolate into remaining batter; pour over crust. Top with spoonfuls of the remaining 1 cup plain batter; cut through batters with knife several times for swirled effect.
3 BAKE 40 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve. Store in refrigerator.

home sick

and just in time for the long weekend lol. i guess it is a blessing in disguise, i really need a few days to just relax!

so today i worked a bit on the placemats i'm making my sister in law for her birthday. there is a total of 8 and there will be a fish appliqued in the lighter square. i haven't figured out how i will quilt these yet. they get sewn together right sides together than turned right-side out. any suggestions?

more birthday mail

arrived in the mailbox today.

from my friend Cindy,

my friend Dawn,

and a brak(birthday random act of kindness) from Jacqueline(Cookiehead on SCS)

thank you all!

charm square quilt

finally got the borders on it today. the charm squares are Moda's Chocolat fabric line and the red border is from Moda's Roman Holiday. now to find some time to get it quilted lol
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