Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One day of holidays (sleep-ins!) left-and 2 prize winners.

Waiting on my sister this morning, so it will be a quick post.

She is coming up to spend the kids last day of Summer freedom...back to School tomorrow, where did that 7 weeks go?
My daughter told me I had been a good summer mother...hardly went to the sewing room at all!! Well, as long as she stays well and actually goes to school, that will sure change in the coming weeks but I am not making plans or everything will go haywire again!
Thanks for the comments about the Carpal tunnel and the gloves. Obviously I am not alone in this...at this stage just wearing them at night is doing the trick.
I can see there are a few other alternatives, I like the additional Vitamin B,(orally!)the best...now to just remember to add that to the calcium I take so I don't have similar bone density to that of my mother and grandmother-their's resembles more your jellyfish....the 30 plus I take so i don't have a monthly meltdown and the skin clear that attempts to make me look less like an acne ridden teenager-hope I don't shake when I walk!

My calendar came this week, and some more of my cards-i am still waiting on the calf ones. My neighbor called over and bought $25 worth, last week she bought some excess fabric from my stash, she has 7 kids so says it is a lot easier to shop here than go to town. Who could argue that!!
Here are a couple of calendar pics i thought you may like, it is all my favourite photos from the year and I am going to hang it in my sewing room.

Here are some of my cards, there is a range of proper cards, postcards and gift cards, I love the little gift cards. They are all available if anyone ever wants any, very cheap and I am open to all kinds of negotiation! Click for a closer look. Kristie and Libby were lucky commenters from when i asked you to taste test, so you will receive some of these in the mail-drop me a line. Everyone else I owe mail things to will be getting their surprises mailed in the next week as well....finally!

The winter swap is coming along, here was the last progress photo, it's due tomorrow, it will get done-in between batches of plum sauce, plum jam and pickles! I love these hexagons, the backing is thimbleberries. Have a great day, Tracey

12 comments:

Libby said...

Your calendar turned out sweet . . . and I sure do love those hexagons *s*

Susan said...

I just love the calendar! What a great treat to have. That block at the bottom reminds me of one on Rose's new quilt.

I've been at my best friend's house and will go home tomorrow. It's a 7 hour drive. But that's why I haven't been commenting a lot!

May Britt said...

Great idea to make a calender like this.

Chookyblue said...

wow all looks great.........

Carol said...

Oh Tracey the calendar is superb. The cow pictures are adorable. I'm blown away as to how fabulous it looks. Can I boast that I'm lucky and I have a set of the pink flower postcards and they are spectacular !!!!!!!

atet said...

Those hexagons are looking great and I LOVE that calendar! What fun. I may have to look into making one like that for my Mom with pictures of Miss Tink. Hmmmnn.. a good valentine's present maybe?

Anyway -- soon the quilting room will be yours, oh yes, it will...bwahahaha.

Ruth's Place said...

It all looks great, but I especially love the winter quilt and the cards.

Jelly Wares said...

The calendar looks AMAZING!!!! Your cows make wonderful models, what's there going rate... LOL!! The hexagon quilt for the swap is looking gorgeous, I'm sure that your swap partner will just love it.

Jodie

julieQ said...

Wonderful calender! I love seeing your quilts on cows...grins!!

Carol E. said...

I love your calendar. I made one, too! I can hardly wait to make another one next year. hee hee. I just LOVE your photo of the chooks with the 2 quilts in the background. Is there anyway I could get a note card or post card of that photo? I could send you a note card or two of my own as a swap.

Christine said...

Love your calender and the cards are beautiful. Hexagons look good too.

Kim said...

Love the calendar. Thimbleberries? Didn't know you have that out there. :O)