Wednesday, January 12, 2011


We arrived back home in Texas on Monday afternoon and were glad to be here.  We hated to leave.    Abigail bounces when she runs and it's so cute.  DS said that she stood at the window asking DIL, "Where is Grandma and Grandpa?"  It breaks your heart.  Jonah told any visitors who came to see Eli that he got to eat lunch in the camper with Grandpa.  We hope to go back for a short visit in March.
Jonah made his first snowman on Monday.  The snow didn't stick together very good, so they made a short one, which was great for Jonah.
I won a quilting calendar from Ann!  Her quilt is featured in October.  Check our her blog here.  Thanks so much, Ann.  
I have it hanging in my sewing room.
My sister gave me this quilting calendar for Christmas!
It's hanging in our kitchen/dining room.  Both calendars have the patterns for all the featured quilts.
This is a knick knack shelf that I have hanging in my sewing room.  I have a small collection of chickens on nests.  I found 2 at a thrift shop in Florida for a really good price.  They are the 2 bronze colored ones.  The pink one was given to me by my Grandmother sometime in the 50's. and the other ones I got at thrift shops.
Here's a close-up of the pink one and one of the bronze colored ones.  The bronze one's basket is mis-shapen.  I didn't notice that when I got it, but I don't mind.  

Yesterday, we washed clothes, opened mail, paid bills, etc.  I also did some sewing and will take pictures of what I made and will post again soon.


  1. glad to hear you had a great time on your your little shelf and chickens..

  2. Welcome home! The little chickens are cute.

  3. The shelf is so cute! And who doesn't love a quilting calendar? Those are very nice ones.

  4. I'm happy to hear you are home safe and sound and that you are already planning to visit your little ones again soon. Jonah's snowman is just the right size for him and very cute. I love your little shelf and the little Amish doll, she is cute. Can't wait to see your pictures.

  5. Leaving the little ones behind must be hard. Glad you are home and looking forward to seeing what you put together;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  6. Welcome home! I bet it was hard to leave but March isn't so far off.

    Love the shelf and chickens. The lopsided one has character!!

  7. Welcome Home.... Love the calendar

  8. Glad you are home safe! Jonah's snowman is something he will never forget. Your shelf and chickens are so cute. I have four nesting hens in my chicken collection too. Can you believe how cold it is this morning?!! ---"Love"

  9. Welcome home! Love all the pictures you have posted. Thanks for sharing.

    Carolyn :)

  10. Welcome home! Jonah's snowman is the cutest ever! Wouldn't it make a great folk art applique?
    Glad you have another trip planned so you can see all your grands again.

  11. Hey _ also have chickens on nest, also ducks, rabbits, and my favorite is a cow on a nest. I think Mustard came in it a long time ago - it's my very fav. and I always use it when appropriate. You reminded me - I might just post them one day! Thanks!