Thursday, April 25, 2013

Women Working

We've been working on our Christmas Stockings.
It's best to start early on things like this. Right?

Back row - My sis, Connie and then me
Front row - Scarlett, Violet and Rosanna
On the TV in the background they are holding up a sign that says "Men Working" - sort of funny Huh?
So that's were my title came from.

Working....

And having fun!

Happy Stitching,
Linda

PS  Oh look there's Troy in the background - but he's not working, he's playing on a phone.  Just like a guy!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Little Surprise for my Sissie and my Daughter.

Before we went on our Family Camping Trip.  I made a little surprise for my sister and daughter.  Since we are working on the Bucilla Christmas Stockings I made them each a needle case.
The dragonfly is for my daughter, Angela.  And the scottie is for my sister. I shrunk it down from the Terrier Town BOM that I'm doing.  
 The inside is just felt cut with pinking shears. And sewn in with rick rack.

I love making these as they are so quick and easy.  It was the night before we left on the camping trip and it was way past my bedtime, but I figured it I could make the scottie needle case in an hour Sis would get it and if not, I would have to mail it to her.  The Scottie took 55 mins! So I was able to surprise her with it. 


I loved the beach and the waves. And watching the birds in the waves.  The sandpipers are so cute running back and forth.

The cranes were so pretty.


I love them in flight too - it was hard to get good picture; the wings blend with the waves.


Lucky us! My son-in-law asked us to meet him in Morro Bay this weekend for dinner.  It's a surprise for  my daughter. It's their 5th wedding anniversary! Maybe I'll take my real camera this time!

Happy Stitching!
Nicey Linda

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Let's Get this Party Started! The Giving Quilt Book Winners Announced!

So sorry it's taken me so long to announced the winners.

Do you want to hear why I've taken so long?  No.  Well, too bad, cause I'm going to tell you.

We went on a FAMILY CAMP OUT to Morro Bay.  Three of the families had not been camping before.  OH MY, did we have fun, I do believe we have some camping converts! Here's a picture (of some of the group) with Morro Rock in the background.

We had some football


Some sandcastle building

Some running from waves - and not quite making it...
Poor little Violet

What?  Enough of the family fun and on to the Winners?  Okay here they are.  I used the Random.org

Drum roll please..


and 

Denise of My Life in Quilts.

Congrats ladies!  I've contracted you for your addresses.

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Now back to our normal stitching routines.

Happy Stitching,
Linda