Sunday, January 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Maggie!!!!

Even though she thinks she owns the house....
Even though she thinks she runs the house....
Even though she thinks we are here to wait on her hand and foot....
Even though she thinks she can jump on the guest bed....
Even though she thinks she can sleep on the pillows and wrinkle the vintage pillowcases and get dog hairs all over them.....

She's quirky, silly and, most of all, loving.  We can't imagine life without her!

HAPPY FIFTH BIRTHDAY, MAGGIE!!!!  We love you more than you can imagine!!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Snow Day

Hubs and I got up today with the plan on going out.  I'm sewing Sunday morning at a friend's place and I wanted to check out where I'm supposed to go ahead of time.  The temperatures are supposed to be near ZERO degrees out first thing that morning.  In case you didn't already know, quilters can be a bit crazy at times!!

They said it was going to snow later today but it started earlier than planned.  So we're staying home and watching the snow fall.  It's coming down pretty good, but you can still see the houses across the street. Hubs is so funny, a true California native, "I guess it never gets worse than this out when it snows."  I'm from the mid-west so I know that it can get way worse.  I just told him, "you've heard of blizzards, haven't you?"  Lucky for us if the weather is bad and the roads are slick or icy, we can just stay home.  My new favorite hobby is watching the snow come down.  I can do it for hours.  There is something really hypnotic about it.

No, this is not Maggie, although she does love to play in the snow.  It's my concrete Scottie on the front porch.  He sits out there and watches the house for us.  Ever faithful regardless of the weather.

Stay warm out there!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years Quilt

Happy New Year to all of my blog friends out there!  Hubs and I celebrated New Year's Eve by watching some movies, we never go out.  We're content to stay in where it's safe and warm.  I sat and hand stitched a binding on a quilt. - Yes, Miss Jean actually finished something!!!!!

I'm sorry the lighting is so poor on this.  The pattern is Disappearing Nine Patch and the fabric is Moda's Heritage from the Collections for a Cause line.  This one happens to help support the fight for ovarian cancer.  I love the fabric, especially that border fabric.

I'm sure you noticed all the foot prints in the snow.  Nope, those are not mine.  They are all Maggie's with a few rabbit tracks thrown in.  I wish you could see her running around the yard in the morning.  It's hilarious.  "Over here - no over there - no down here - no up there!" When she's tired of running around she sits by the back door in the sun, not moving a muscle.  I think she thinks the bunnies will think she has gone inside.  So far no luck.

I don't usually make New Years resolutions, but this year I just hope to get more done around the house and finish up more of my sewing projects.  How about you?