Sunday, November 4, 2012

An Extra Hour

I feel so rested with my extra hour of sleep last night!!  How about you?  I know that I will not be happy tonight when it is dark by 5:30, but I guess I can deal with it. 

Halloween has come and gone.  We had very few trick or treaters again this year in spite of nice warm temperatures.  Our kids always come over for a quick dinner of lentil bean soup, fresh bread and salad before heading out for trick or treating in the neighborhood.  I love seeing the little ones in their costumes.






I continue to work away at the Just Takes 2 blocks.  I think we only have a few more blocks to do before we are finished.  I have close to 90 blocks completed so far.  These are the latest.



My DIL asked if I would make a Christmas stocking for their children's school auction which is coming up in a few weeks.   Although it looks blue in the photo it is a lovely shade of regal purple. 



Last evening we had the thrill of attending our granddaughter's 16th birthday party.  They had the nicest group of kids and we had a blast.  There were several who played different instruments and entertained us with their wonderful music and fantastic voices. 




Several years ago our granddaughter had fallen in love with my pinwheel quilt.  I told her she could have it when she turned 16 and she has reminded me of the fact ever since.  Last night she finally got it and, although she knew she was going to receive it, she loved it. 



Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the kickoff of the UR Priceless Blog Hop.  Again, I get to show mine on the first day.  Yeah.  I think we will see a whole lot of wonderful coin bags and I am looking forward to it. 





I am off to enjoy the day now before it gets dark.  It is also 88* outside right now so those of you who know me know that I am loving it.

25 comments:

Stephanie said...

How thrilling to gift a quilt to a special granddaughter who treasures it.

Tangos Treasures said...

Awww the kids all look great in their costumes!!! Happy Birthday to your GDD!! The quilt is beautiful!!

Nat Palaskas said...

Your Halloween family look so cool/cute! The JT2 blocks are coming along lovely. They looked like a lot of work too! Happy daylight saving - Hugs Nat

Val said...

So glad to be back in the blogworld!!! I have missed all of you!!!!

Maria said...

All your grand children look lovely in their costumes especially the littlest one.. Sew Cute..
Will be great to see all your Just Takes 2 blocks sewn together..
Beautiful stoking you made for the auction..
Happy 16th to your lovely GD. No wonder she loves her gorgeous quilt.
Will look in to the hop and check out all the great coin bags.

Exuberant Color said...

The little kids in costumes are so cute! I think that is pretty neat that your granddaughter is excited about owning your pinwheel quilt.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Loved seeing the kiddo's~ very cute! And what a happy DGD! Happy Birthday to her! Nice stocking too. Have a happy week!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I always enjoy hearing about the Grands. What a lovely gift for your GD and one she will cherish forever. Love the stocking...it does look "Regal" for sure! And I was happy to get out of work this morning and see daylight instead of the darkness that had been greeting me since the days began to get shorter. Have a wonderful week!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Oh! and your JT2 blocks are awesome! I am still downloading the patterns each month but am so behind now that you have lapped me a couple of times now! LOL...

Connie said...

Happy Birthday to your grand daughter and I bet she is really happy to finally have that beautiful quilt! Cute pics of the grand-kids in their Halloween costumes and I can't wait to see your coin bag tomorrow.

Hilachas said...

Those "Just Takes Two" blocks look so beautiful...and difficult. Isn't it wonderful to have a quilt that someone treasures and loves? I'm so glad your granddaughter appreciates it.

Deb said...

Some very cute trick or treaters and your Christmas stocking is lovely. Your Granddaughter seems thrilled with her quilt.

Lynne said...

So wonderful that your grand-daughter has loved that quilt all this time. What a wonderful and precious gift for her birthday.

Nedra said...

so many fun pictures on your post. Your JT2 blocks are amazing. The costumes on the grandkids are great, and I can see why your grand daughter wanted that pinwheel quilt so much!
BTW- we don't have day light savings time here in AZ, which is quite nice :) no adjustments needed every 6 months.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What's not to love about that pinwheel quilt. Happy belated 16th birthday to your granddaughter.

Loved seeing all your grands decked out in their Halloween costumes! What fun that must have been.

PEA said...

I'm with you, not liking the getting dark part at 5:30!! Just makes the evening seem sooo long.

Such darling Halloween costumes your grandkids wore...and a couple of scary ones! lol We only got about 25 trick or treaters which is the lowest amount we've ever had. I miss the days when we use to have almost 200!! Our neighbourhood is getting older, not too many young kids around any more.

Happy 16th birthday to your granddaughter, it certainly does look like she had a fun party:-) She looks thrilled with her quilt as well!! xoxo

pink daisy said...

Oh, geesh now I have to get the embroidery out. Each hop more inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the little duck baby and the kids on your couch. You are one lucky grandma.
I love that little purse too. I want to try one with that little metal piece. that is one kind of purse that I havent made. they are all beautiful and the embroidery really looks great on it! Your grand daughters quilt is just wonderful. She looks pretty happy all wrapped up in your quilty love.

palmtreefanatic said...

GREAT COSTUMES!!!

Barbara said...

Can see why she loved the quilt.

Patricia said...

You didn't say but is that embroidery on the stocking by hand or machine? Thanks for sharing your stocking on the Christmas Stocking Hang Out! It is very pretty.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Gorgeous stocking and a very adorable chicken ;D

Judy B said...

Beautiful stocking! Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

That's a gorgeous stocking!

Nanbon44 said...

love the blue stocking