Sunday, February 21, 2010

Busy Day

We had plans for dinner and a movie with some friends of ours, so that didn't leave much time for sewing today. This afternoon I found time to make Matthew another bib. His favorite color seems to be red, so I am sure he will like this one. After we got back from dinner, I cut, pieced and ironed the binding for Beckham's quilt.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It Was Bound To Happen

A table topper for St. Patrick's Day. Pretty soon I will have one for every holiday. Plop a candle in a holder, place on top of the topper and you have a great centerpiece. My daughter-in-law places her toppers under her living room lamps. These are so versatile, you can find lots of uses for them.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Bingo

Happy Valentine's Day. Today I held a Valentine's Day Bingo game at my house. I had 13 ladies who came for lunch and FUN! One of my neighbors held one of these a few years ago and it was a blast. Each guest is asked to bring a new, wrapped gift (something they would like themselves) valued between $20 and $25. After we have lunch, we play bingo. When a person gets a bingo, they are allowed to go to the gift table and select a gift. They need to unwrap the gift and show it to everyone else. When all the gifts are opened, we take a short break for dessert. Then the real FUN begins. I set a timer for a specific amount of time. Only I know the amount of time. Then we play "take away" bingo. We play fast, since no one but me knows when the timer will go off. There is always one gift that everyone seems to want. This year it was a pearl bracelet. That bracelet really gained some mileage before the game ended. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Valentine's Day Goodies

Wow, I just noticed, from looking at this picture, how bad my front door needs to be sanded and restained! This post was supposed to be about the wreath I made. Isn't that how it goes though? You start with one project and pretty soon you are involved in another one before you realize what is happening. Oh well, with the freezing weather we are having, the front door will just have to wait until spring. Sheesh, another thing to add to the "to do" list.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day is Fast Approaching....

And that means, break out the decorations! Since red is one of my favorite colors, I can really get into this holiday. I made these two table toppers over the weekend. Previously I have made these same table toppers for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Therefore, a Valentine's Day table topper was in order. I have a few more projects in the works. Tomorrow I will post a picture of another completed project.