Countdown to Christmas

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Other November things

I am so busy this month. I can't believe how much I've done! I am doing physical therapy for my lymphadema in my right arm. I am usually wrapped and freaking people out. HA! They should be the one's wearing it. That's me with Amanda and Phillip and Lily. Gorgeous grands! I also had a colonoscopy. My blood work came back wonky from my Sept. visit with Dr. Angel, my oncologist. So....hence...the colonoscopy. Plus my 'smush and tush' and my month was really complete. Except, I go for the results tomorrow. Pray for me.

Here are Amanda, Grace, and Phillip at our annual pilgrimage to A & E Pharmacy and Fabrics in Pensacola. Amanda was busy picking out fabric for pillowcase gifts and Grace was right in there, helping find fabric. James stayed home with Pawpaw Krebs and did fishing, s'mores, and manly things. Sandra and Marsha and I had a great time with them and stopped for dessert again in Mobile at the Joe Cain Cafe. Such a great outing.

I felt really good today and sewed my Sneaky Santa gift together. I just have to add the finishing touches. I will be sure to post a picture of it before I let it go. I also did some embroidery for Bettie. I think it turned out great. I hope she likes it! I love the fonts. COLLIN is in Jackson font and Madison is in Grace font. Well, I need to go finish up a few things. More later!


International Quilt Festival!

November was quite the busy month. It started off with a trip to Houston to the International Quilt Festival!!! Woot, woot!!! Marsha, Sandra, and I had a FANTASTIC time! I learned to bring all my papers with me after having to trek back to the hotel but Hey! Live and learn! I even won the FASCINATOR contest! I won a Sizzex machine and other lovely things. It was a blast!

There were sooooo many vendors and so much to see and do. We did take some time to go thru the different quilt exhibits also. The amazing talent that is in this world is unbelievable. Paint quilts, Photo, Traditional, name it, they are making it in QUILTS! The only limit is your imagination Here are a few of the quilts we saw:

I loved this series. The detail was amazing. Note the fishnet stockings! I just loved this.

 This is Marsha enjoying herself. This quilt was fabulous!

I was nuts over this CRAZY quilt! It was from Australia and the detail and colors are fantastic.