Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Monday, December 27, 2021
Making A Home in Texas...My Weeks Plans
My new weekly feature includes my plans. My menu for the week. And a little this/that . . .
Did you know we moved to Galveston Island? It is a beautiful paradise! I wear shorts and a tank top everday.
It cools down a bit when it rains but so far it's been gorgeous weather!
A special Christmas picture
My To Do List
Laundry today and a few groceries
Organizing the craft space so I can start sewing
Make quilts/rugs for dogs
Set table for New Years Eve
Write Blog Posts
My Ta Da Moment
It was a little late but I managed to get lights on the tree that I put on porch. Getting the lights on was a challenge but I managed it
. . . I am learning to do many things on my own
A few plans for the blog/ New Year
A sewing quilting post ever week
Post on the holiday blog
Invite guest posts for Tea Time Tuesday
Keep the Fabulous Party going
Link at blog parties
Menu plans this week
Alfredo, Salad and Garlic Bread hopefully I can pick Chicken or Shrimp when I go to grocery store
Trying new recipe Mexican Chicken & Rice
Bar B Que Chicken, Cole Slaw, Deviled Eggs
Chili Cheese Hasselbeck Potatoes
New Years Eve
Charcuterie Board with Black Eye Pea Caviar, Mustard Greens and Chocolate for dessert
Vegetable Fritata & Salad
In my crafting space
Lots of sewing. I have been missing a sewing machine. Thank you Santa!
Sewing quilts. Making embellishments for Junk Journals.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Friday, December 24, 2021
A Christmas Tradition and Our Free Porch Tree
Merry Christmas Eve
Today I am sharing a tradition I read about on facebook . . .
You all know our home is filled with Santa's! This is one of my favorites. It is a puzzle the Cowboy bought me a few years ago.
I am a quilter and I love puzzles and Santa.
Unfortunately I didn't get to hang it this year. I normally lean him against the wall on one of my mantels. The frame has glass and not a good hanger. I am on the look out for a better frame. We did not bring the vintage mantle
The tradition I wanted to share is . . .
Purchase a puzzle for the family.
Open the puzzle and find the edges and give them to the family on Dec. 1
Don't let them see the box!
Each following day give them a good hand full of pieces.
See how many days it takes to finish the puzzle!
This is the original fb post . . .
Our Christmas tradition. I started this with my kids in 1995, when we moved to a new town and knew no one. I bought a jigsaw puzzle and gave them pieces every day from Dec 1 - 25. They never got to see the box until it was done, And they finished it on Christmas Day. We have done it EVERY year since, but it's gotten a lot more complicated as they have gotten older. Our youngest just turned 18 and she and her brother are the only ones left here to work on it, but they still want to do it every year. The first year we had a 100-piece puzzle. This year, I mixed 2 puzzles!
We had plans to replace them. There is not a Hobby Lobby on the island. We couldn't find an affordable tree.
I saw a post on fb last week. A store was giving away a decorated tree. I was the only one who commented.
It was so big we really didn't have room so I put it on the porch. It is pretty. The neighbors enjoy it!
Thursday, December 23, 2021
TableScape Thursday - Christmas Table for Two
2021 Quilt an Hour-A Repost & Guess What Santa (Walmart) Is Bringing
So the Cowboy is laughing at me today as I impatiently wait for the FedEx driver . . .
. . . According to Walmart the truck left Houston at 8:00 a.m.
It is bringing this . . .
Yea! Happy Dance! Fist Bum!
And isn't she pretty!
I have been w/o a machine since May 24th!
To celebrate I am giving you a Sneak at my plans for the New Year.
On New Years Eve I will be doing my Quilt An Hour posts. I did it a few years ago.
I thought it wrought be fun to revisit my 2016 posts . . .
Happy New Year
A Quilt An Hour
Happy New Year . . .
I was thinking back to being a youth leader and the 'lock in's' we would have. We'd stay up all night coraling the youth (LOL)
And so to celebrate The New Year I'm doin' my own version of a
If I could I'd stay up all night sewing.
Not an option so here's to the next best thing . . .
Looking at quilts in a randomly choosen order
Recently I've been drawn to circle quilts. I'm fascinated with them.
I loved the use of color and the feel of texture!
The quilter I think is a bit of a Rogue like me she say's . . .
"I don't like to follow patterns, I like to make the decisions"
I'm inspired by this lovely quilt. I love the combination of paperpieced patterns. The flying geese are hand drawn by the quilter.
I'm inspired to "lock' myself in and sew!
Fast forward 2021 . . .
. . .
So should 'I Lock myself In' and make my version?
Hmm. Hmm. Maybe I'll look around the quilt World for new ideas!
I hope you'll come back on New Years for the 2021 Quilt An Hour.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021
Foodie Friday - Cowboys Surgery Week
I/we are having a super busy and tiring week. The Cowboy had surgery on a Monday.
I cooked and photographed a few meals . . .
And I fried (burned) me some Yellow Squash the night the Cowboy was in the hospital. It was so good.
I finally made a perfect Egg.
A few Nachos on the Cowboys plate to go with this . . .
We love these Chili Rellenos. Super simple oven baked yummy! Always get perfect Avacados at our little grocery in town.
A Chicken Thigh, Kicked Up Blue Box Mac/Cheese and fresh Spinach
Love burger patties we get from the butcher shop . . .
I just put a little S&P and Paprika
Fry some Bacon and then put in the Patties and a couple drops of Worcestershire . . .
Homemade Chili. I will share my recipe next time I make it.
I think I forgot this from last week.