Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day and a Giveaway!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you have all enjoyed this weekend with family or friends or just hanging out enjoying the extra day off.
We just finished our picnic style dinner, only the three of us but by gosh it was yummy and leftovers are always a good thing around here. Hubby spent the entire day smoking the meat, pulled pork and it was excellent!

I devoted much of the weekend to cleaning my out-of-control sewing room. Really I should not say cleaning, rather I am going through every bin and box of fabric, reducing some stash.

Out of my spring cleaning comes our 1st summer give away. I am offering to one of my readers the chance to win the contents of box #1. Approximately 14 yards of fabric are in this box, 12 lovely pieces, 100% cotton, discontinued designer fabric, never used. 10 pieces are 1 to 2 yards each, the remaining 2 are 1/2 yard cuts. Cleo is also adding our "Be Merry" and new "Bow Tie Bunnies" table runner patterns.
The rules are pretty simple and please note, I am going to limit this drawing to United States
followers only. Awwww.... I know, but this box is very heavy and shipping out of the USA would be pretty expensive. So that being said, to enter:
1st: Be or become a follower of my blog.
2nd: Leave a comment wishing Cleo a Happy Birthday :) That's it!! Cleo will draw the name of one winner on June 11th.
Yes, Cleo turns 11 in June, can you believe it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My goodness it has been awhile, seems like I've had my head buried in the sand over here.
To tell you the truth, the past month has just slid right on by me. Hubby and I made a much needed quick trip to OKC to get my Nana fix. Our daughter drove up from Dallas with the twins also and we were able to see all 4 boys at once. Four little boys age 5 to 7, phew, that is a lot of
energy in once space LOL! So fun to see them all together and enjoying some Cousin moments.
The drive in between Oklahoma City and Kansas City is one long 5 hour stretch of highway with little of interest to look at. The picture below is the highlight of our drive. Now don't laugh, but really, this is a beautiful area called the Flint Hills and is just north of Wichita. Miles and miles and grassy gently rolling plains, mesmerizingly beautiful, a picture can not take in the scope of its beauty.

Most of the ride I chat to Hubby while I sit and stitch. This is the 1st block in my new series "Stitchin' Kittens".

Then home again all to fast, back to our routines. I spent the rest of the week at the kitchen table doing this...

And preparing for Easter. Next moving on to putting my house in order for my Father In Laws arrival from Florida!

9 days later and all is quiet once again. Hubby is back to work, my Father In Law is back in Florida.
Winter has finally let go of us and the sun is out, the AC is on. I am enjoying stitching on my back porch to the tunes of a very happy bird population and block #2 is stitched, coming soon, just for you!

Now that tranquility has been restored.... the house painters have arrived :) We are having the outside of our house repainted, something you do about every 7 years here in Kansas. Keeping my fingers crossed our color choices look good!
Have a pleasant week and happy stitching!