Bye, bye Nilda...

Nilda, a co-worker, is transferring to another store; In the short time that I've known her, she's really helped me grow as a Team Lead and as an individual.  I am very grateful to have worked with her and even more thankful for everything she has taught me about defining quality in my life and always keeping it within my reach.

However, I will admit that I struggled with this project; I needed a theme which would mean something to her...and I knew two things: she loved the colors, purple and green and she's a faithful woman.  I thought the theme of "counting your blessings" was very appropriate! 

Hope she likes it!

A camping we will go...

A camping we (Tim and I) will ask where...the backyard!  The other weekend we wanted to get away...and being a little on the frugal side...we decided to use the backyard for our camping grounds...It was a lot of fun, so we're camping again this weekend!  

Here's some pics: of our dinner...the hot dogs were cooked over an open fire. Yummy!  And my hubby enjoying an adult beverage (smile)...and the tent...we sleep on cots we got from the Man Mall, Cabellas!

MapleLeaf Harvest...progress report...

Good morning.  I'm taking a break from vacuuming to post on my blog.  This weekend, I'm hoping to hide in my craft room to work on the MapleLeaf Harvest Quilt and the mini scrapbook for a Nilda, a co-worker.  I'd like to make a card, also, but I think I planning too much!

I tried to work on the mini scrapbook on Tuesday night, however, my Oregonian peep called! What a treat! It was so good to hear her voice.  Miss you (and the fam) a ton!

Anyho, here's the two blocks that I have completed....

WeeSanta on a Sunny Day...

I've been working on my WeeSanta a little bit at a time...and here's where I am as of today.  I know it doesn't look like I've gotten far, but the gold has a lot of coverage.

Oh and here's a picture of our yellow lab, Odessa...although she would rather I throw the ball for her...she lets me work on some of my crafty projects without getting too antsy!

Going back into the craft see what kind of mess I can make...see you soon!

Almost forgot...

Almost forgot...on Friday, I went to Crafts Direct in the big town of St. Cloud, MN.  If you remember some time back, my Oregonian peep sent me a Bind-it-All...which could have been really a lot of fun had I gotten the spiral thingies before Friday.  But look out...I got the spiral thingie...and it's going to start those creative juices!  

Oh, and I got some 6 x 6 Authentic Free Bird paper...I like them a lot!

HO, HO, May

Here's another progress report for Wee Santa 2002 by Heart in Hand...I haven't worked on this project as much as I should have, but I made some great strides on least that's what I think.  Here's where I'm at...

Wee Santa 2002 from Heart in Hand

Working on some fall leaves...

As it's no surprise to anyone who knows me that I'm juggling a couple different's one of them.  

On Friday, I visited Gone to Pieces Quilt Shop in Kimball, MN.  

Remember, I mentioned that I wasn't sure if I liked the lighter background (with specks of gold) and the black fabrics.  I found exactly what the quilt needed...take a look.  I think I'm going to love it...and can't wait to start sewing it together.  

In the past two days, I've cut all the necessary fabric...and I'm ready to start sewing...very excited!

Maple Harvest from Anka's Treasures