Friday, November 24, 2006

The vacation is fast drawing to a close. But I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Thanksgiving was wonderful. Eric has had a great visit home. He been fighting a chest cold, but I even enjoyed mothering him with the Nyquil and Tylenol. It hasn’t slowed him down any. I’ve got 15 kids in my basement right now—home from various universities across the Midwest.

Here are some pictures of the project for the afternoon. After running Ransom I started working on some postcards for the Winter Season.

They are still in the rough stages yet, but I couldn’t wait to show you the progress.

The weather is still warm---warm for us anyway...40 and 50 degree temperatures. No complaints. We’ll have snow before you know it.

The game plan for tomorrow is working on my Sunday school lesson and to continue working on my cards.

Gratitudes:
Safe holiday travel.
Plenty of food for everyone, we don’t know what it’s like to go hungry.
Walks with Eric.

20 comments:

Hanne said...

Lovely postcards in the making :-)

Hedgehog said...

I just love those ice skates!

Libby said...

You sure are having fun making the postcards -- just as cute as can be. I love the story of Chelsea's new quilt -- bet she loves it, too.

Fiona said...

The postcards look great - not surprised you couldn't wait to show them. I like the way you've used plaid for the background.

Gail said...

I, too, like the postcards. I haven't been interested in making fabric postcards. However, seeing these makes me reconsider, they are terrific.

Joanne said...

Your postcards are darling.
Glad you're enjoying your vacation time and having the kids home!

Bonnie said...

Your postcards are so cute.

Mama Koch said...

The postcards are really cute. I also like Chelsea's quilt.

Your buggy barn hearts really caught my eye. Would like to see it when it's quilted too!

Patti said...

Those are terrific postcards! How fun it would be to get one of these in the mail. You almost make me want to try some myself - got to stay away from new projects!

Cynthia said...

your postcards are lovely.

Katie said...

Love that heart quilt in the snow pic. The quilt is wonderful and the pic super wonderful. I've been trying to get going with finding my blogger friends after loosing my computer and all favorites. I'm glad I found you again.

Nadine said...

Cute, cute postcards ! Keep going !

Smiles,
NADINE

Nancy said...

Your friends are going to be so appreciative when they receive those postcards, too cute.
Nancy in mt

Linda_J said...

Those are wonderful, Melanie--the ice skates in particular as you would normally see something like the snowmen. I know you have enjoyed having the whole family together this weekend with your son off to college ordinarily.

EileenKNY said...

Hi Mel,
I finally sat down and read how you've been doing for the past month.:)
Sounds like you've really taken to being a long distance Mom and enjoying Eric when he's home. Only 4 weeks till Christmas!
Your projects look great. A word about sending tops out to machine quilters-think of us as your sewing machines. That's what I tell my clients. It's your quilt, I'm another tool for you to use. How's that?

Dawn said...

Oh these are adorable! I have yet to venture out and try one of these! I love these!

Susan said...

Love your postcards - all of them!

Mary said...

How cute - I thought they were applique blocks for a quilt until I finished reading your post.

Marcie said...

I love your postcards and your bunnies are adorable. Chelsea's quilt looks wonderful! My Bloglines said you had 28 new entries! Luckily I had seen all but the last three from this week! It gets goofy sometimes. :0)

Shelina said...

These are cute postcards. I thought about making some for our quilting group, but there are twenty of them, and I am not so sure I am that ambitious. Maybe I'll do a random drawing after I make some to see which ones will get one.