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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's almost the New Year!

Can you believe that it is almost 2009 already? Seems we just had this discussion not long ago for 2008. My how time flies when you're having fun! And that's just what has happened since the last post.

We've had Christmas here at the new house with the grand kids, met new friends and neighbors, and now tonight, we are having a little game party until midnight with a couple of dear friends - Byron and Darlene. I have planned dominoes, scrabble, and we'll all try out the new Wii! Chili is on, fresh bread is already out of the oven, and the dips are sitting in the fridge. What a way to bring in the new year, eh?

For the first time ever, we live in an area that doesn't forbid fireworks. So, both Hubby and I stopped at different times (unknown to each other)when the fireworks tents were being taken down last July. Let's say that if you look to the center of the US around midnight tonight, you might see our display. We certainly have enough to last a little while, I think. We've already warned the two neighbors we have that have horses, so their horses won't be upset with the noise and/or the lights.

I've got a few projects on the wall to get going on. The Bonsai tree is next, and I've got all the fabrics pulled and auditioning on the wall, as well as some bindings on a couple of quilts from last year to finish. I've been contacted by someone about making another commission quilt. We need to finish up the details on that before I commit, but it might be a nice bit of unexpected pocket change in 2009.

No quilt pictures today; the round robin quilts are slowly making their way home, so you should click through the RR bloggers web links on the right side (click next). In the meantime, but I will leave you with a celebratory picture of hubby and me. Have a happy and safe New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Home again - and a surprise!

This was one of 6 flamingos at a bank entrance. I thought they were just hilarious!

We got back from our fabulous vacation 5 days ago, but I've been on the move ever since. We have begun our little Christmas visits from nieces, nephew, neighbors and old friends, so I needed to bake and wrap and clean before I could actually spend time at the computer.

Now, you just never know how far Obamania travels. We went to a little island picnic with local lobster and music, and look what we found! This sticker is on the "bass" for a band that was singing during lunchtime. Everyone on the island seemed quite happy about President Elect Obama - we saw bumper stickers and yard signs in a lot of places, too!

Besides the good music, this is what I really like about our island, Anguilla. Local crayfish (lobster) for lunch? - notice that I AM drinking a diet coke to offset all those calories!

And last, but certainly not least, here's my surprise! For the last 14 months, I have been participating in a Bloggers Round Robin project. Mine is the first one that is finished (an entire month early). I just had to post it for you to see. After we get them all in to their owners next month, I will make a post of all 15 of them. They finished just 13" X 18", and until this month (due to the weather problems), not a single one of them were lost or delayed!

Isn't it just wonderful?