Monthly Archives: January 2013

Thursday:: staying warm

Cook made us something yummy to eat.

Cook makes a yummy stew

A thick stew.
The perfect comfort food!
She can’t change the weather,
but she does a wonderful job keeping our tummies full.

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Wednesday:: Reading

Today has been an extremely long day.

Reading

So, before I turn in for the night,
I’ll read one of my favorite books.

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A new bed

…arrived yesterday
and
Beccasine has already claimed it.

Becassine's new bed

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Monday:: quilts and a giveaway

Do you remember the quilt Hitty Sue was helping Marilyn with?
Well, the top is finally complete.
Would you like to take a look?

Hitty with quilt

Click here for a closer look.

This is was made using 1930’s reproduction fabrics.

Hitty with quilt

There was enough fabric pieces to make one for us, as well.

Doll Quilt

Hitty with quilt

We were happily surprised to find a small bag with enough tiny fabrics to make another small charm coin quilt.

Charm coins fabric pieces

If you would like to make a similar quilt for the Hitty in your life,
leave a comment.

Small Charming Coins Quilt

You have until Friday to leave a comment.
The winner will be announced on Saturday and the bag of charm coin fabrics will be mailed out to you.

Small Charming coins quilt

{This charm coin quilt was made with 1800’s reproduction fabrics}

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Sunday:: stitching a sampler

During these cold months,
it’s always nice to sit near a fireplace and do some needle work.

Doing some needle work

Close up of Sampler

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Good night

After a long day with Marilyn at the quilt shop

{for a block of the month meeting},

I am EXHAUSTED!

Good night

Sleep tight.

Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

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Staying warm

It’s cold and snowy, so

I’ll keep myself warm with…

Something warm & something sweat

Something warm & something sweat

…some hot chocolate & a sweat pastry treat.

{Yummy!  Eclairs are my favorite}

A perfect bedtime snack!

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stitch by stitch

Hitty Sue decided to help Marilyn with her quilt piecing.

{such a thoughtful Hitty}

In the sewing room with Hitty

Maybe she’ll reward the helping hand with new dresses.

In the sewing room with Hitty

I’m sure she will.  Hopefully soon.

Hitty helping with me with my quilt

…but in the meantime, a peaceful day in the sewing room {with Marilyn}.

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Watching an oldie, but goodie

One of our favorite television shows is the “Beverly Hillbillies.”

It’s a classic!

Watching the Beverly Hillbillies

♫♪♫♪♫♪Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was shootin at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubblin crude.♪♫♪♫

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

♪♫♪♫Well the first thing you know ol Jed’s a millionaire,
Kinfolk said “Jed move away from there”
Said “Californy is the place you ought to be”
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.♪♫♪♫♪

Hills, that is. Swimmin pools, movie stars.

♫♪♫♪♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♪♫♪♪♫♫♪

♪♫♪♫Well now its time to say good by to Jed and all his kin.
And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin in.
You’re all invited back next week to this locality
To have a heapin helpin of their hospitality♪♫♪♫♪

Hillybilly that is. Set a spell, Take your shoes off.

Y’all come back now.  y’hear?

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Happy Birthday Hitty!

Today, is ancestor Hitty’s birthday.

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It’s also the day many Hittys celebrate their birthday, as well.

…so, a party we had!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Little Michael was trying to eat a cupcake before we sang “Happy Birthday!”

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

♪♫♪♫Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to all Hittys, Happy Birthday to you♫♪♫♪

Happy Birthday Hitty!

Now, for the sweat treats!

Happy Birthday Hitty!

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