Wednesday, December 27, 2006


First things first…. Gifts from my Mom. When I was home in December, she took me to a quilt shop that had fat quarters on sale for a buck each. I can’t wait to play with these. The thread is from Connecting Threads. Great Colors.

I had a productive day at work yesterday. There was a skeleton crew there, so I got a lot accomplished toward our inventory on January 2nd. I took off a little early. Don and the kids were still off on holidays. It was 28 degrees and we took Ransom for a two mile run. I’ve about decided as for as winter weather goes, that’s about perfect for outside exercise because you don’t have the dirty slush on the roadsides.

Eric and Chelsey are headed to Green Bay today to pick up a friend of Eric’s that is spending a week with us. Jasmine is flying in from Denver. Her French class and Eric’s went to France over the summer and they kind of hit it off. We’re pretty excited to meet her. I baked a dessert last night. I keep asking Eric,” What are you going to do for a week? What does she like to eat?” The only response I get is, “Mom—Got it covered…relax…” We’ll see.

Gratitudes:
1. A Mild winter--- so far.
2. Books to read. They take you places you could never go otherwise.
3. Digital photos – Holiday pictures you can share as fast as email.

11 comments:

Carol said...

We'll be waiting to see those fat quarters grow into something wonderful! What a great gift.

The Calico Cat said...

“Mom—Got it covered…relax…”

Doesn't that make you have the exact opposite reaction....

Love the fat quarters & thread... (I have seen that thread in the magazine & pondered it...)

paula, the quilter said...

Let us know about the thread, please. Does it shed like Signature Thread?

Libby said...

Fat quarters and thread ... mmmmm, now that's a gift *s*

Angie said...

Do you think your Mom would adopt me???? What a WONDERFUL gift...I personally can't think of a better one!!! :D Hope you like Eric's "friend" and that all of you have a great week together!

jpquilter said...

fun fabrics and threads - I should invest in one of those thread packs instead of always running out
hope the kids have fun - they do seem to have a different idea of planning that we do
juliann

Finn said...

Hi Mel, gosh, I'm so behind on trying to catch up with blogs. I think of you so often, *VBS*, but am slow in getting here..sorry about that.
I love that you got the pots and pans for Christmas and love them...LOL. I can identify well. Sometimes a new vacuum or crock pot just doesn't fill the bill as a Christmas present, does it? Time changes most things of that nature..LOL
The FQ's are wonderful, and what great gift to get fabric and thread.
I love the punchneedle crow, the rockin' bunnies and especially your skates and ribbon. I had kept mine for years, and years, and years, but finally let them go....now I see how I could justify still having them...LOL
You are so special to me, over there in the U.P. Big hugs for a wonderful vacation time with the kids and DH,Finn

Dawn said...

Oh I hope you have fun with Jasmine! And your quilt things are wonderful! Oh the fun your going to have playing with them!

Bonnie said...

Hmmm - some of those fabrics looks mighty nice. And how nice to get a whole package of thread.

Sandra said...

The little red mittens are so cute! Your mum got you some great stuff :-)

Quilting Kim said...

Aren't gifts from Mom just the greatest - no matter how old I get, I still cherish those gifts from Mom.