Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scrambling Frantically!

I leave tomorrow and I have so much to do yet! Luckily I leave late at night for my daughter's house so I have all of tonight and the whole day tomorrow! I have two quilts to quilt and bind and three mini quilts to make. This is when I wish I had my quilter set up. I can quilt fast, but my shoulders get so tired pushing all the fabric thru a regular sewing machine! Ok, instead of whining about what isn't done, I will show pictures of a few things that are. I finished the blue wreath and mailed it to my daughter. She got it and called me all excited. She told me she had just been looking at one that was 60.00 and mine is way prettier! I thought that was the best compliment, I always worry that not everyone will appreciate my homemade things. So here it is....
Stacie (daughter) has big blue eyes and is my blue girl.She loves it like I love all things pink. I sent both wreaths thru the mail and both made the trip without damage. I am very happy about it! I have seen packages marked fragile thrown into bins at the post office before. One was mine and it happened right in front of me... I also finished two little Christmas houses..I got the idea from my friend Jo at mypaperplayhouse.blogspot.com She had made some really cute Halloween ones. I love to be inspired by other bloggers!
Taylor (upstairs neighbor girl, age 12) and I actually made these together. They are little wood birdhouses covered in paint and scrapbook paper on top of inverted wine or champagne glasses filled with little glass balls. Fun and easy and I think pretty too. The day of the Conneticut shootings, I was actually posting a picture of the quilt all finished for the family of one of the victims of the theater shooting in Colorado. I was so upset I didnt post it. I still am upset and so sad for the families of these sweet little angels and their keepers. (teachers.) I dont understand this kind of evil crueltry. I just pray and wish love and peace for the families. Anyway, here is the quilt.
I know it wont bring solace but I hope it lets the family know that people care and love them. I took Taylor to Zoo Lights at the Hogle Zoo. She had never been to the Utah Zoo and the kid was wound! It was absolutely freezing! We dressed in many layers until we could barely move and we were still cold. in one exhibit they had western states animals like sea lions and otters. The exhibit talked about saving fisheries. I was reading a board and looked up and there was my little home town on the map. I was so excited. It was just a weird thing to see in a zoo in Utah! Here I am pointing at it...
They really light the zoo up beautifully. We didn't see a whole lot of animals but they did have the nocturnal house open and the big cats were out. Normally you dont see the animals at night and we saw a couple of Sand Cats ahem.....giving in to Mother Natures callings. It was so funny (I did'nt let Taylor notice that this is what I was doing.) to stand at the end of the building and watch peoples reactions as they walked by. did It was a fun and happy night. We even ate a deep fried smore. Just in case you are wondering, it is a little ball of graham crackers full of marshmallow and chocolate. Yummy! Well, back to sewing and quilting. Wish Me luck! Merry Christmas. xoxoxox melinda

11 comments:

PeggyR said...

You make such great stuff! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Laurie said...

Beautiful Melinda, and I'm sure that quilt will bring solace to the family. It's gorgeous. You have such a big heart my friend. Merry Christmas,

Jo said...

Melinda, the wreath turned out beautifully and omg, loving the bird houses!!! I am crossing my fingers for you hoping you get it all done!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Maria said...

Melinda your Blue Wreaths are just gorgeous. No wonder you DD loved it...
Sew nice of you to spend time with Taylor. You look so happy in the photo..
Yes it also saddens me greatly when someone is so evil and kills innocent folk. My heart goes out to the families..
Your lovely quilt will bring a little comfort to someone.

Wishing you and your Family a Wonderful Christmas and A HAPPY and Healthy 2013.
Hugz
Maria XXXXX

roc said...

Oh...such beautiful handiwork Melinda! You always make such zamazing things. I love to come by and see what you've been up to. Enjoy your family time. I am wishing you a glorious holiday season!

Jenny said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Sending hugs and happy, bright wishes for a great time for all of you!

Patty said...

Have a wonderful time Melinda hug those grand kids for me. Taylor made me smile in that purple fuzzy hat did my heart good!
Merry Christmas
Hugs,
Patty

ArtGirl said...

hello! the blue wreath is AWESOME!!!

Yarni Gras! said...

I know it is a bit early but I'm just popping by to wish you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you for visiting me and my little blog in Louisiana.
Val

Hands Sew Full said...

Hey Melinda, that blue wreath is just gorgeous! I just popped over to say Merry Christmas and I hope you have a fabulous New Year! Oh and by the way, I was just wearing my apron yesterday and it is so surprising to stop by and see it on your header! I love it and it makes my Christmas sparkle! Take care!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I picked the wrong time to go on hiatus, so am trying to catch up. Thank you for dropping by awhile back. I have missed you, too. Wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas that is filled with joy and love. Stay safe this holiday season, too.