Monday, December 29, 2008

A Great Weekend

I've been watching to much HGTV. They make it look so easy and fast to paint a room, that I decided to paint our bedroom while Mr. Luckybear was out of town. I had bought a new green comforter a while back, which meant the vibrant blue wall color had to go. I couldn't decide what color would work best with our furniture. Saturday afternoon I decided it would be a chocolate brown. After an afternoon of prep work - they don't show that on TV - I started painting Sunday morning.

Time was lost in the afternoon cheering on Oakland to beat Tampa Bay and the Texans to beat Chicago. Amazingly this all happened and the Eagles and Cowboys game really meant something. The Eagles were amazing; crushing the Cowboys hopes and dreams by the score of 44-6. On to Minnesota next Sunday.

Back to painting. I finished up around midnight. The room looks great. The dark color makes the room looks larger. Mr. Luckybear was really surprised and pleased with the result. He is still sulking with regards to the Cowboys season though.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Its Almost Christmas

Now that my shopping is done and shipped out, I have been enjoying the holiday season. Our tree turned out pretty this year. The girls have had a good time hiding under the tree amongst the presents, waiting to pounce on one of the other kitties or each other.

My Santa collection

Our tree in red & white

A-12 Framed Fancy

Saturday was our December Dear Jane quilt meeting. It was a lively meeting as we tasted the goodies we brought with us. The shop, Quilter's Connection, was having a year end sale, so there was a little shopping too. We even worked on our quilts. I finished A-12 Framed Fancy.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Star BOM - Blocks 5, 6 and 7

Finally some quilting time. I had fallen way behind on my Star BOM blocks. I am pleased that I have kept up with this project as I am not too crazy about my fabric choices. They looked good together at the quilt store, but now that I am piecing them together in the Stars, the oranges are not right. However I love the Star patterns so I'm going to keep moving forward. I still have blocks 8, 9,and 10 to catch up but I have until the first of February when block 11 comes out.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Myra's New Friends

Through our front window

Friday, December 5, 2008

Four Seasons Quilt Swap

Once again the amazing Margaret is hosting a swap. This session sounds very intriguing and challenging. The finished quilt will be monochromatic using a season as the theme. You get to pick the color and season. Sounds like fun, so I have requested to join in. Come be part of the fun - Four Seasons Quilt Swap.