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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thirty days off.....

I had thirty days off from the time I finished my finals till my classes start again.  They start Jan 10th!  How did that happen already?  I need mmmooooorreeeee time!

On a good note, I have managed to clean out the very disorganized closets, desk, entertainment center (where did all these movies come from anyway), organized the video games, and organized my sewing stuff too!!  Tonight, for giggles, I may clean off the top of the fridge-watch out for the dust!!  It could probably choke an elephant!! 

Tomorrow, I will get all the Christmas stuff put away, take the kids to a birthday party and work on some genealogy projects.  Saturday and Sunday are ALL MINE!!  I intend to sew all day-unless we decide to go off the island and go to Target!!

Praying that you all have a wonderful and safe New Years!!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!!  May you and your family be blessed with peace and joy this Christmas!! 

Please remember to pray not only for the service members that are serving away from home, but also the families that not only have their loved one deployed.  Most of these families can't afford to go home for the holidays so they are stuck at the duty station without their service member or family.

Blessings to all!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunbonnet Sue

In the middle of the year, I started working on a Sunbonnet Sue quilt for Princess and Bug-a-bug.  I kept the blocks in the camper for something to work on while we were out.  I managed to finish six blocks this summer.  Last night, I pulled it out and started working on the fourth.  I'm making two of each block to put in the girls quilts.  Here's the three blocks I've completed:

I'm hoping to get most of them completed while on break from school.  I have until the 10th of January and then I start school again.  I managed not to complete a single wallhanging or panel for Christmas.  I'm currently doing some heavy cleaning this week and should have it all done by Christmas.  I hope to have all of next week to sit in front of the machine and do some sewing.  At least I'll be ready for next year!!

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Block of the month

I just signed up for this block of the month:

I am super excited!!  I love this quilt and all the applique.  I think I've discovered my true quilting passion. 

I also wanted to sign up for this one, but two may be a little on the pocket book:

Have a wonderful Christmas week!!  I'll be busy baking, baking, baking!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sorry, I've neglected my blog.  Not any quilting done.  I was hit with a really bad cold, wreath making is in full swing for the Boy Scouts and I had a nine page paper due.

On the Monday before Thanksgiving it started snowing at about 9am.  That ended our school day.  The kids enjoy the snow as much as I do.

At about 10, I realized I needed to run to the commissary to get the few things we needed.  They don't have any way to treat the roads here and I knew they'd be slick.  I can drive on them, I'm from Buffalo, but there are many who don't.  I'm glad I went when I did.  Many roads were closed because they're hills and were too slick and there were dozens of accidents.

I was gone for about thirty  minutes.  I got the groceries and headed across the street to the exchange.  I couldn't find the snow gloves for the big girls.  Well, they didn't have any.  Did I mention it rarely snows here?

So onto home I went.  At this point, there was a good dusting on the ground.  The kids were clamoring to go out.  My husband's work sent him home that afternoon.  The public schools decided to send the kids home at the regular time, so the roads would be nice and slick.  I'm really surprised there weren't any accidents with the buses.  There was an 18 car pileup down the road and they closed the highway off the island because you have to cross Deception Pass Bridge and it was a sheet of ice.

We only got about two inches.  My husband was off of work on Tuesday and the schools were closed the rest of teh week.  I laugh because back home we rarely had school closings.

Here's some photos!
The back yard

The front yard.  Don't you love the cable and telephone boxes.  Ahh, the joys of military housing!

The girls going down the street

Coming back after a run

Off they go!!  Daddy gave them a running start.   That's the pugent sound in the background.  Our island is in the Pugent Sound and we're between the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.

Little Miss Trouble.  She liked the snow for about ten minutes, came back in for a while, out for ten see the pattern here!