Monday, February 23, 2009

Loser Monday

I lost 1.6 pounds this week! Yeah me!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Amazing Gifts From Australia

My great blog friend Cathy from Highland Quilter sent me a box full of fantastic goodies!! Of course I am showing the chocolate first. It is soooo good. I still have most of it, because I am on Weight Watchers and only allow myself to have some every now and then.
Cathy's husband sent three of these hats from the company he works for. Telstra is an Australian Internet cable and cell phone service company. The kids think it is cool to have hats from Australia to wear.

Cathy made these fantastic pencil rolls for the kids. They are rainbow colored and were filled with Crayola twist-up crayons! Those went to school the very next day. Joy is holding a magnet.
I think Joy's favorite item was this glass Christmas ornament with a koala painted on it. It is really cute. I told Cathy that my kids would like a koala and a kangaroo - and Cathy found a way to send them. LOL.

Here I am with my Heart String bag and Australia refrigerator magnet. This bag is fantastic and I use it for my embroidery supplies. If you are interested, Cathy is giving one away on her blog!

Here is Joy with her BFF. They were sitting in the floor coloring with the new crayons.
Now here is John Owen with his gifts. The hat made his bangs seem way too long, he was due for a haircut anyway, and has had one since then - just in case you were wondering - LOL.
He received a book about Tasmania and - I am not kidding here - he has looked and looked and looked at that book. He really has enjoyed it.
He got a pencil roll too. John Owen is a little artist and keeps it with his art supplies.
Cabalito was checking out the gifts too. Here John Owen is admiring his kangaroo ornament.
Cathy, you certainly gave us a happy day. We are still enjoying our gifts and will for many years to come. Thank you so much for gifts that you obviously put a lot of thought into.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Loser Monday

Yes, I lost 2.8 more pounds. This makes a total two week loss of 7.6 I think. Now, on to week three.
I am behind on some posts that I need to do, like a thank you post to Cathy for a gift that arrived from Australia. I took photos, but I am lazy about downloading them to my computer to blog about them. Cathy, I love the stuff, so do the kids, I am going to post soon!!!
My son is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, on a gifted field trip. He will be gone for 3 days. I know he is having fun. He loves animals and nature and this is right up his alley.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I won two awards recently!!

I received this award from Andrea at Kimono's and Quilts. I was so honored, but somehow had not gotten around to posting about it. Thank you Andrea.

I have to nominate some lovelies... here they are:

Marion at Villa Kunterbunt.
Amy at Not Always With Thread
Oma at Alabama Jasmine
Isabella at I Just Love to Stitch NO2
Kris at Life at Rosemary Hill
Peggy at Musings of Meggie

Now I have also received another award from Marion!
Thank you so much, Marion.

I want to award this one to the same people. Except I am changing Marion for Andrea!!

Andrea at Kimonos and Quilts
Amy at Not Always With Thread
Oma at Alabama Jasmine
Isabella at I Just Love to Stitch NO2
Kris at Life at Rosemary Hill
Peggy at Musings of Meggie

Monday, February 9, 2009

Loser Monday

I am such a loser. Tonight at weigh-in (Weight Watchers) I found out I had lost 4.8 pounds. Yay me!! Being a loser can be a good thing.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Some of my recent accomplishments.

I finished another pair of wool pincushions! I bought the kit from Brenda at Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe.
I have a little wool that I have acquired since then, enough to make a second of each pincushion. Why? Because I cannot bear to give mine away! LOL.
The bottom photo is of the pineapple needlepunch project that I completed. I showed a photo of it before, but this one is after I steamed it to make it lie flat. I still need to frame it and will probably show it again then - I am so proud of it. :-D

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Love Notes!

I visited Kim's blog, Bitty Bits and Pieces, to enter a great giveaway she was having. I didn't win the giveaway, but I did find a cool tutorial she had made for these pillows. I went a little crazy and made six of them! They make fantastic gifts, they have a little pocket on the front for a card, candy, or other small gift. I may even make some more of them. My kids are using them for teacher gifts. I found that I had a lot more Valentine's fabric than I had thought. This was fun. Thanks, Kim, for a great tutorial.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Won a Giveaway from Kathy!!

I won another giveaway from Kathy at Kathy's Quilts. It is a Winnie the Pooh quilt kit for a boy. I really needed this since I have several boy quilts that I need to make for friends. Thank you so much Kathy!!! I am such a lucky duck lately. I will send you a photo when I put this one together.

Sharon Sent me Goodies!!

Sharon at Red Geranium Cottage sent me a little Valentine's gift for commenting on her blog the other day. (She had a little mini-drawing.) I just love Sharon's blog and she is the diet-Nazi who is in charge of Loser Mondays. Thank you so much Sharon for the cute notebook, pencils, and calendar! I took them to school and am using them at my desk.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Marion's Christmas Mystery Quilt

I never posted a photo of the mystery quilt from Marion at Villa Kunterbunt. I temporarily misplaced the photo - don't ask how - I just couldn't find it and then tonight there it was again. Well, here it is! I still have to quilt it but it is a lovely top! Thanks, Marion, for the little Christmas Mystery. I really enjoyed it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Loser Monday

Well, I did it tonight. My sister and I went to Weight Watchers!! It was very motivating, and the plan is very easy to follow. I have done it before, but always ended up dropping out. I don't plan to drop out this time. I even splurged and bought the Basic Membership Kit!