Sunday, November 30, 2014

Project Life Week 47 & 48

November 16 - November 29

320:365 Starbucks + Hearts 
Sunday: Starbucks + Hearts = Awesome 
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321:365 @yvcampbell77 I can't believe how the amazing package you sent!! I love everything and those coasters will make me smile every time I use them! #starbucksmugcoasterswap 
Monday: The most amazing swap package arrived from the Starbucks mug & coaster swap. 
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322:365 Yards of flannel going into the wash. That's going to be a yummy quilt backing. 
Tuesday: Yards of flannel going into the wash. 
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323:365 Merry Christmas from Marty the Moose. 
Wednesday: Merry Christmas from Marty the Moose. 
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324:365 Dinner date with this cutie. And she requested pancakes. 
Thursday: Dinner date with this cutie. 
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325:365 Hello pretty new scarf. Now to wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear you. 
Friday: Hello pretty new scarf. Now to wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear it. 
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326:365 The annual holiday Raising Cane's pups are Clark & Cousin Eddie this year! Awesome!! 
Saturday: The annual holiday Raising Cane's pups are Clark & Cousin Eddie this year! Awesome!!
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327:365 At our Girl Scout meeting today we had the honor of meeting Dr. Gloria Scott, former Girl Scout President. She gifted the girls her President's patch. #girlscouts #daisy 
Sunday: At our Girl Scout meeting today we had the honor of meeting Dr. Gloria Scott, former Girl Scout President. 
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328:365 A little selvedge Christmas sewing. 
Monday: A little selvedge Christmas sewing. 
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329:365 Being productive is messy work. 
Tuesday: Being productive is messy work. 
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330:365 @youngtexanmama here's my #whatmugareyouusingrightnow - Starbucks and Buc-ee to get me through this pre-turkey day work.
Wednesday: Starbucks and Buc-ee to get me through pre-turkey day work. 
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331:365 I'm probably more excited for breakfast than the main Thanksgiving meal. 
Thursday: I'm probably more excited for breakfast than the main Thanksgiving meal. 
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332:365 Fudge Pie & Champagne... After a crazy day at work I've been looking forward to this! 
Friday: Fudge Pie and Champagne... after a crazy day at work I've been looking forward to this!
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333:365 This kid & her love of cookies! 
Saturday: This kid and her love of cookies! 
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Gifts - The Grinch Version

Last year I was up until Midnight (or later) in the days leading up to the school's holiday break, sewing away on teacher gifts. And this year... it isn't even December 1st yet and I am DONE!

Grinch Snack Mats

I started with 3 panels of Robert Kaufman's How the Grinch Stole Christmas and loaded it up on my longarm. The quilting went quickly. And I was able to use up a bunch of batting scraps. A quick project that uses supplies I have on hand... I was pretty proud of myself.

Grinch Snack Mats

And then I got to the binding. Goodness... what kind of crazy was I when I thought hand-stitching the binding on 16 snack mats was a good idea?!? I was stitching everywhere... while watching TV, on the bus to/from work, riding shotgun while hubby drove here and there, in the theater waiting for a movie to start... and I finally put the last stitch in the last mat on Thanksgiving morning.

Grinch Snack Mats

I think we're going to add a bit of my (almost) world-famous chocolate-caramel snack mix with each, so I guess that means I'm not totally done. But at least I can get Megan (and Chris) to help me in the kitchen with that.


I'm linking up to ALYoF (November goal post here.)


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Project Life Week 46

November 9 - November 15

313:365 Beautiful day in Sugar Land for breakfast on the patio. 
Sunday: Beautiful day in Sugar Land for breakfast on the patio. 
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314:365 Picked my fabrics for the #londoncallingswap pouch. 
Monday: Picked my fabrics for the London Calling Swap pouch. 
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315:365 Remembering all who served this Veterans Day. Including my Grandpa Orr... Commander of the USS Lancetfish. Shortest ever term commissioned naval vessel. She sunk at the navy pier when a shipyard worker accidentally opened the inner door of a torpe 
Tuesday: Remembering all who served this Veterans Day. 
 Including my Grandpa Orr... Commander of the USS Lancetfish
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316:365 Maybe this will be the year I make something for the family for Christmas. 
Wednesday: Maybe this will be the year I make something for the family for Christmas. 
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317:365 Prepping tomorrow night's dinner - plus a little extra to stash in the freezer. 
Thursday: Prepping Friday's dinner - plus a little extra to stash in the freezer. 
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318:365 Two more rows of panels to quilt and I'll be one step closer to finished Christmas gifts for Megan's teachers.
Friday: One step closer to finished Christmas gifts for Megan's teachers. 
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319:365 After waiting in the cold, in the wrong line, for 30 minutes, we made it into the Toyota Center. Turns out we have awesome seats for the concert. 
Saturday: After waiting in the cold, in the wrong line, for 30 minutes, we made it into the Toyota Center. Turns out we have awesome seats for The Black Keys. 
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Project Life Week 45

November 2 - November 8

306:365 So proud of my girl... these are just some of the toys she's decided to clean out and pass on to others. 
Sunday: So proud of my girl... these are some of the toys she's decided to clean out and pass on to others.
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307:365 I guess packing for Atlanta will finally force me to finish unpacking from NH. 
Monday: I guess packing for Atlanta will finally force me to finish unpacking from NH. 
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308:365 "Have you tried turning it off and on again" -Roy   Apparently that line works on computers AND planes. Maybe we'll leave Houston sometime today. 
Tuesday: "Have you tried turning it off and on again?" - Roy 
 Apparently that line works on computers AND planes. 
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309:365 Incredibly long day on a business trip, but at least I ended on a high note! Looking forward to #thestashbash 2015
Wednesday: Incredibly long day on a business trip, but at least I ended on a high note! Looking forward to The Stash Bash 2015. 
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310:365 Nice to come home from a trip and find fabric & a book waiting for me. 
Thursday: Nice to come home from a trip and find fabric and a book waiting for me. 
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311:365 A new Jack Reacher book... If only I could ignore all responsibilities and read all weekend. 
Friday: A new Jack Reacher book... if only I could ignore all responsibilities and read all weekend. 
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312:365 I may have waited too long to pick up this cute Santa fabric... my store only had 30" left. But positive side - they gave it to me for the rememant price, so it only cost $2.50. 
Saturday: I may have waited too long to pick up this cute Santa fabric. My store only had 30" left (but they gave me the remenant price so it was only $2.50) 
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