Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's been a good day in Quilt Mama land

Good Evening All,

What a nice way to spend a day - with Quilt Mama's!!!  : )  Thanks girls, & one little boy!!!  Uh, that includes Kevin too!!!  : )  He is SWEET!!!  I am SO/SEW remedial @ the Mom thing, but I am maybe working towards my Quilt "Mama" badge...?!  Milk?  Huh?  If it entails breasts or cows I can't do it!  ; )

There was shopping.  Then later this evening there was sharing, show 'n tell & simply visiting with one another.  Nice!

I was glad to spend time with those Quilt Mama's that were available.  And, those who weren't were missed. It's funny how we've all begun to associate different fabrics with different Quilt Mama's.

LA - the sewing machine trolley & window treatment book will be delivered by Jean.  Thanks Jean!

Dolores - I have the light in the garage.  I'll give it to you the next time I see you, or if you'd like to pick it up before then you're more than welcome to stop by Mt. Pleasant.

Cathy - thanks for the thread!  Awesome!!!

Mare - thanks for sharing your recipes!  And, Mo - Marianne has some food magazines/books for you!

Alright girls, take care & have a safe & Happy New Year!!!
Piecefully, Pam

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Post-Holiday Give Aways...


I am cleaning OUT!!!  Please click on the above pictures to see larger images.  If you are interested in anything - post a comment or send me an email.  All of these items are FREE to a good home!  : )

The first 2 pix are my newly retired travel sewing machine trolley.  It was given to me by Barb. Originally it came from the Houston Quilt Festival!  Scott replaced the 2 front wheels, as seen in picture #1.  It works well, is large & can hold a lot!

The next pix is sewing notions...anything from pins, to one of the travel applique roll-up totes that Karen uses (it's a bit faded from being in the sun), a needle threader, Greist sewing machine feet - a ruffler, walking foot, etc, etc.  These would work on any vintage sewing machine...Cathy I thought of your Pfaff.  There is also a newer generic walking foot that would fit any contemporary machine.

Then there's project bags...batik stars started from Steve's BOM once upon a time, leftover blocks, strips & bits from completed projects...could be used for kids sewing projects, small pin cushions, mini pillows, bean bags or doll quilts...  The possibilities are endless?!

Next, fabric that I'm not going to use, or have used already & am finished with!

Lastly, an assortment of printed shapes - that can be stuffed for small toys or appliqued onto sweatshirts or whatever, also there is felt for kid friendly projects, a printed Christmas tree skirt, a Hallowe'en panel, some Christmas panels, Mary Engelbreit "Queen for a Day" fabric, etc...

Thanks for helping me to reduce, reuse, recycle!  ; )
Piecefully, Pam

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The day after the day after...

Good Evening Girls,

Wow!  Seven comments...glad to see posts from some QM's & hear of your holidays too.  ; )  We're still enjoying the holidays & continuing to celebrate here @ Mt. Pleasant.  We got some new games that we've been playing...Pachinko, Letter Flip, Feed the Kitty, A - Z, In a Pickle...  In the photo above, Scott is toying with his "new" Pachinko machine.  It's a bit NoIsY, but fUn!  ; )

Next Tuesday's trip sounds good.  We have a scheduled furnace cleaning in the AM.  We are first call, which is to be 08.  I don't know how long I'll be, but it shouldn't take too long.  I'll volunteer to hold Kevin!  : )

Enjoy your evening, Mama's!  Jean - it sounds as though you have been having a WoNdErFuL time...naps, reading, relaxing...+ Wii, Wii, Wii ALL the way home!!!  ; )  Keep it up, girl friend!!!  
Piecefully, Pam

P.S.  Does Marianne's machine still need to go to Hinkletown?  If so/sew, should that be a stop on Tuesday?  And, is our *newest* quilter going along?!  Does she need any fabrics for her next project...?!  ; )

Friday, December 26, 2008

Good Morning Girls,

Well, it's "the morning after" Santa...did everyone survive?!  What excellent goodies did Santa bring to your house?

There has been mention of & some planning for a trip to Lancaster upcoming.  Next Tuesday I think...?! Any further news, plans or discussion, girls...

Here are a couple pix of our holiday kitchen.  Enjoy!  The ham was dElicious!!!  : D

Thursday, December 25, 2008


In 10 minute intervals...in between basting the ham...  Pix of home made Momma Barb gifts. The heart is for my sewing box.  The Hallowe'en wall hanging is for Scott!  ; )  Hope you're having a very Merry one!!!
Piecefully, Pam

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dear Girls,

Good evening.  It's Christmas Eve.  Already...?!  Where does the time go...

I am wishing each one of you has the opportunity to still yourself in the holiday whirl.  May the gifts be wrapped, the tree festooned, the kitchen chores complete.  Make the time to sit.  Maybe take a few stitches if you want, or not if you don't.  Just take a deep breath, feel the peace & magic of this moment & believe.

Thank you for your friendship.  Enjoy your holidays.  May Santa have you on his "nice" list!  ; )
Merry Christmas Quilt Mama's!!!
Piecefully, Pam

Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa brought me a pair of Sock Monkey slippers!!!  : )
Piecefully, Pam

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Good Evening Girls,

We're home!  We got back from Momma Barb's this afternoon.  Our "sleigh" was weighed down with cheer, glee & festive loot!!!  ; )  We ALL had fun & enjoyed the time shared together.  There were no catastrophic dog events - thank goodness!!!  And, we managed alright between storms.  I will try to post some photos later.

Meanwhile, how are your festive homes doing?!  Is the tree up?  Are the presents bought?  What about the cookies...?

I have to wrap Scott's gifts yet.  And, I have 2 kinds of cookie dough made, but none baked so far. Looks like I have a "to do" list to tackle this week...

Take some time for yourself.  Don't let the holiday rush become a CRUSH!  Sip some tea & browse the net, a nice magazine or book, or perhaps take a few stitches if you get the chance.
Tuck in & keep warm!
Piecefully, Pam 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Such FUN last evening, girls!!! Good friends, good food, good drinks, GREAT hostess!!!, festive gift giving, a warm fire...& there was even some baby Kevin lovin'!!! : ) Thanks for sharing ALL that holiday cheer!!! My sincere & heartfelt Merry Christmas to one & all!

Piecefully, Pam

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Good Evening Girls,

How is everyone this evening?  Home safe & sound?  Some kind of weather, huh?  Last evening I wore a t-shirt & light weight jacket to walk Jingle this evening we wore ice skates!

How are your Christmas/Holiday preparations coming along in your home?  Scott & I have Barb's gifts wrapped & ready!!! What FUN!!!  ; )  We have started to packing Jingle things.  This will be his first Christmas @ Barb's.  We have our fingers crossed that there will be NO accidents.  I remember one year when Cosmo (Clark & Hilary's BIG dog) knocked over the Christmas tree!

I have cookie dough mixed, but no cookies baked yet.  I think I'll do that next week.  Did anyone see the neat-o pretzel recipe over on Pat Sloan's blog?  You use a little round pretzel, a Hershey's kiss & one m & m?  Check it out.  Seems simple & festive!

Looking forward to celebrating with everyone tomorrow evening!
Piecefully, Pam

Saturday, December 13, 2008

All hail, Consuelo!!!Thanks for being a fabulous hostess, for introducing us to the 'bobbin zone' and for putting together your first binding and getting it onto the quilt! All before noon....amazing!!!! Three cheers pour vous....hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend....Lori and LA - we missed you. See everyone on Wednesday at the McCabe residence for more holiday cheer. LA ....let us know what to bring. Piece.....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! Happy TGIF!!! : )

Glad the rain has stopped. The local news is reporting that we got 3 1/2"! Just think if it was SNOW...?!

I'm open to suggestions, thoughts, ideas...is the blog too much? Anything you'd prefer deleted? Added? Give it a whirl & see what you think! ; )

Piecefully, Pam

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Good Evening Girls,

What a soggy day.  Hope you are keeping dry & warm!

I'm looking forward to Saturday!  : )  What projects will you be-e bringing to Mo's?  I think I'll bring my Amaretto Rose for hand work, & my "new" toile & corduroy project for sewing with my Maude machine.  ; )

The blog changes to Piecefully continue!!!  What do you think - sew far...?!  Jean, thanks for your comment.  Not all of the links I got from Mare worked.  Mare - if you want to re-send the links you don't see on our blog, I'll try again to add them to Piecefully.  Are there other websites, blogs, tutorials, links, etc that anyone would like to see added?  If so, please leave them here as a comment or email them to me & I'll be happy to give it a shot!

Enjoy your evening.  Have a nice cup of tea or mug of hot chocolate & take a few stitches!
Piecefully, Pam (Ho, hO, Ho!!!) 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I am working on some updates to the blog...stay tuned...an old (blogger) dog learning new tricks...?! ; )

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Good Afternoon Girls,

How 'bout this weather...?! I kind of liked the snow - 'cause it occurred while we could be HOME! It covered lawns, shrubs & trees to make everything look Wintry & magical without having to be shoveled. : ) That's pretty much just PERFECT!

Lori - thanks for your blog comment. We are continuing to think of you & yours. Holidays are especially hard. If there is anything you need, please, don't hesitate to ask!

Cath - I think of you & your Mom often.

Mo - how are you doing...?

Peggy - you as well...it's a tough row to hoe, regardless of how you look @ it.

My Mom is having trouble. It's a difficult time of year for her. Which, of course, makes my heart break & my soul hurt. Thursday will be two years that Scott's Dad, "Duke," passed away. There seems to be little ease in aging. I don't think I really like that, nor did I expect it.

All of that said, I am especially grateful for a warm & loving HOME. Friends!!! Pets that bring a special something to your day, your heart & your home, especially where there are no children. It's important to count blessings & celebrate the season!

No one has said anything about Bee this week...? I know how hectic & chaotic schedules & your homes can be during this time of year! I/we will be home, & willing to host! I am working on a new, fast & hopefully "easy" project!, + my Amaretto Rose block is really coming along! You are welcome to come here! Bring something to stitch if you'd like. There is a sewing machine, irons & an assortment of books @ the ready, etc!!! I can also offer a "wrapping station" if you want to wrap Christmas gifts here. We have a table & space in the Game Room side of the basement available for use! I'll have hot water & Holiday mugs, Christmas carols, & candles glowing, + plenty of cheer to share! ; )

Piecefully, Pam
P.S. I didn't forget about our Saturday Sewing date @ Maureen's! ; ) This is in addition to...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Good Evening Girls,

Here's a little bit of Christmas from our home to yours...enjoy!!! : )

Don't forget you can make Christmas shopping EASY for your spouse or kids...Johanna is keeping a "Wish List" on hand @ Cloth & Bobbin for husbands, @ Hancock's of Paducah you can create a "Wish List" & email it to your Santa, + don't forget the convenience of Amazon.com's "Wish List" capability too!!! Shop in you pj's, create then share your lists & have Santa bring what you truly want this year...if you've been good, that is...?! ; )

Piecefully, Pam

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Good Morning Girls,

Peggy & Lois we missed you last evening! Hope you both can feel the + juju coming from the Quilt Mama's! ; )

I think we surprised Jean!!! She seemed to REALLY like her quilt!!! : ) Good job Mama's!!!

The Lamb Tavern was nice, the food was good, but best of all was the friendship & fellowship we shared around the table. I love you guys! : )

We have 2 upcoming dates set for Quilt Mama activities. Mark your calendars! First, is a Sewing Day @ Mo's. It's scheduled for Saturday 12/13, to begin @ 9:00 AM, I think. Mo, can you confirm that time, please? And next, is our Annual Quilt Mama Christmas Party!!!, to be held @ the "new & improved ; )," McCabe home!!! That date is set for Wednesday 12/17 @ 7:00 PM. Get your Secret Santa/PollyAnna gift wrapped up, & be in good spirits & ready to share QM Holiday cheer!!!

Enjoy your day, girls. Keep warm! Surf quilt sites @ work, but when home, take a couple stitches if you can! ; )
Piecefully, Pam

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The rumors have been confirmed, ladies. There is to be a gathering of the Quiltmamas tonight, Tuesday, at the Lamb Tavern for dinner. The restraining order has been lifted since the last visit - so we can once again grace their dining room with our presence. The reservations are for 7.....if everyone would like to meet at Jean's house about 6:45...how does that sound? If anyone needs a ride, give a shout out, ok? Piece....