Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's up doc.....?!

Well, I haven't been much of a socializer as of late. I've pretty much been keeping to myself, allowing my hermit persona to take over! lol

What have I been up too as of late, you might ask?

Last week, Jennifer forced me to book a play date with Penelope. lol We hadn't played in a long time!

She needed the quilt pronto so that she could have enough time to sew on the binding.

It was nice to play with Penelope. As for Jennifer's company, it was alright, I guess! LOL Just kidding!

After this quilt, I did load one of my quilts, Alex's pond, which I really should finish sewing the binding soon..... but I digress.....

On the surprise front, I did get lots of fun mail !

My friend Cheryl from Oz sent me this gorgeous pair of black ugg boots! Yippeers, the real McCoys! lol Gosh, are they nice and comfy! Never mind that they keep my feet super warm! lol

Cheryl has become such a dear friend. We met on the newsgroup, many moons ago. I think we're close to 5 (five) years if not more! She is a wealth of information. I'm always picking her brain! And not just on the subject of quilting. lol

I've never met her in person but hope to one day. She is a blessing and such a generous heart! She also sent a pair of ugg boots to dd. Now we're both styling! lol

As for Stephen, she didn't want for him to feel left out, so she sent him packages of Tim Tams! Now, if you haven't had a Tim Tam, you don't know what you're missing. Come on over and we'll do some Tim Tam slams! ;o)

Today, I received these goodies from Sharon.

Check out that bag! It's absolutely gorgeous. And you know what, she actually expects me to use it! lol I love the fabric.

She must have known I had a cold because she sent not 1 (one) but 2 (two) packs of tissues! lol I'm telling you, I'm blowing my nose in style! lol Thank you again Sharon, you made my day!

This week, I played with my embroidery machine. With all that interior decorating going around Blog Land, I thought I would see if I could find a decorating gene in my pool! lol I'm looking to embellish my bathroom with some fancy dandy hand towels!

So, I've been experimenting with different towels. You'd be amazed at what's out there! I did learn to stay away from flour sack towels. What a mistake! They are thinner than a pillow case and never mind that they need ironing after washing! I suppose that I could hand embroider on them, but I do NOT need another hand project! lol

I like the way this one turned out! I used the same blue that's on my wallpaper. I sort of have that French Provincial look going on!

These towels come from William Sonoma - I love that store!

They feel really nice to the touch. I do wish I could find towels of similar quality elsewhere. When you add shipping and all it gets a tad pricey! Oh well... c'est la vie!

As you can read, not much excitement going on in my neck of the wood!

Thank you for stopping by! Keep well!


antique quilter said...

My girls LOVE Uggs , they are worn every day once it gets lower than 40.
YOu will love them living where you do so much colder than where we are.
the towel you embroidered is beautiful. Hopefully someone will tell you a source to buy them cheaper.
Sharon is just so generous. Love your presents! Enjoy them
finish that binding you will be happy that you did

Leigh said...

Wow uggies!!!!!! Now, you have to wear them with your trackky dacks and your flanno, lol.

Julia said...

Ooooooooo, I need to get me a pair of those boots. They look wonderful for winter weather!

That is such a cute quilt. Play dates with anything quilty are a must, otherwise I might go insane! lol

I love the towel. I have been playing with my embroidery unit the past few days too. I have been making some lace ornaments.

Merry Christmas, Julia

Anonymous said...

It is nice to see you had a play date with your longarm. I'm so behind on practicing with mine and having to leave on the quick trip to CA didn't help my learning curve. How sweet of Sharon to send you gifties....I just wrote to tell you I must have forgotten to send her my address. Tee Hee

Needled Mom said...

A force play date with Penelopr? I think I could handle that one.

You DID receive some lovely gifts. I know you will enjoy all of them.

The embroidery looks great and I'll bet it looks so nice in the bathroom. It is amazing how the fancy work dresses up a bath.

Have a nice week.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Uggs, yay! My DD and I love ours too!
It's good to play with your embroidery machine as long as you don't ignore Penelope too much, LOL
Perhaps in the New Year you'll have more time to spend with her :^)

Vicki W said...

Great to see you on the blog again! What awesome mail - kind of like the mail I've been receiving - once I see what it is! LOL!

jennifer said...

love you,too!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man! What great presents! And I got my package from OZ this week - I"m dying to open it! I think I have uggs too! But I"m being good. Only reason I suspect is that I mentioned to my friend about a week ago that I had ordered ugg slippers for my daughter for xmas and really thought about ordering some for me too when she sends me an email - NOOOOOOOO you had better wait just a bit! And since a few days later her box showed up and one of the packages is ugg boot size and shakes like ugg boots I think I got some boots or slippers!!!! AND - we got 2 packages of tim-tams! My kids love them. We got an original flavor package and chewy carmel package! She also sent me my yearly vegemite packs - just to make me shudder!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW Cheryls Ugg's outdid my little package. LOL I love your Uggs. I bet your tootsies are so very warm and snug now.
Glad you see your posting.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the uggies........I love in mine in winter.......

julieQ said...

Love your UGG boots! I am glad you have them to keep your tootsies warm. I am glad you had some play time and quilting time. Merry Christmas!!

Unknown said...

Isn´t it a good thing that they keep your feet warm? What a lovely friend you have got there.

Libby said...

What great gifts . . . . your toes are going to stay toasty warm all winter long *s*

Quilts And Pieces said...

Had to let you know I got my ugg boots from OZ too! And they are soooo comfortable! I love them!

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