Saturday, May 29, 2010

A few days away

Good Morning Friends!

We are going on a little trip today!  I don't know how I am going to make it for a week without two things. My sewing  machine and my lap top!  My precious husband, Paul, says I can't take it with me, but I am going to try to sneak it in somehow.  Then, when I am catching up with my friends in blog land, he can watch one of his movies! That is a good compromise, don't you think?

I have packed many quilting magazines and a couple of quilting books!  I have even tucked in a kit that I want to work on. I figure that I can work on getting the fabrics organized. That way I'll still have a few quilty things with me!  

Annabelle and Zoey are ready for the trip too!  I bought Zoey a new swimsuit and Annabelle has a cute cover up for when we are on the beach.  She is white and can burn,so I have to be extra careful with her!

I say "beach", but it is not the ocean beach.  We are going to Door County, Wisconsin which is the "thumb" of Wisconsin when you look on the map.  We have a house rented right on Lake Michigan, which is as close to the ocean as I can get.  There are big waves that come in, so the sound is beautiful!

We have a friend who is staying at our house for the week, so all my flowers will get watered!  I'll post a picture when I get back. My front porch flowers are growing so fast!

Take care everyone and have safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Shannon :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Zoey, Checking out my fabrics!

A little view of Zoey's face.  Isn't she precious? :)
So, these are the two bulldogs who are at my side when I am sewing!  Sometimes they play quietly and other times they like to "help" me with my fabrics, thread un-winding, placement of my blocks by sometimes moving them around for me! 

I think I am getting a little better idea of this whole blogging world, so little by little, I'll get better! Oh and soon I'll have a whole new look on my page. I just have to make a few more decisions as to how I want it to look.   Thanks to Michelle at Shabby Creations. She is awesome and is able to take what I can't really explain and put it on my blog page!  The sample she sent me is SO beautiful and I just know you will like it too!  She is fantastic!
That's it for tonight.  Shannon :)

Hot Dog!!My first picture! Annabelle by side, sewing!

This is Annabelle!!  I just figured out how to add a picture!   She is two years old and such a sweetie! She likes to sit in her own chair, across from me, while I sew!  What a honey bun she is! 

Rainy Day and A little sewing

Hello Friends!!

We had a late afternoon storm roll in and the sky is SO dark!  I am not a lover of storms at all and it broke out right when I was driving home!  Goodness gracious!  I was happy to get into my garage!  We have a little bird building a nest in our garage and I don't have the heart to tear it down.   She was so cute sitting up in her nest!  When I get a little better at blogging, I'll post a picture of her. 

Anyway, the storm is passing, so I am going to head up to my sewing room and get a little sewing done.  I am going to start on a tote bag for a swap I am in. 

I hope you all had a great Tuesday!   :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The weekend

Good Evening!!  This weekend has flown by!  My friends and I bowled on Friday Night for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, in honor of our dear friend, Tracie.  Tracie was so brave for 6 years and the Lord called her Home a few months ago.  We miss her dearly, but know that she is dancing on Streets of Gold and in no pain at all.   We had the colorful hats she wore with us Friday night and wore them too.  It was a special night for all of us.

On Saturday, I drove a couple of hours southeast to spend a few hours scrapbooking with my friend Wendy.  We had a lot of fun and I was able to get a few pages done.   Wendy will be having a baby in September, so that was great news to hear!!

I am working on a signature block exchange and have all the blocks sewn up and now I am working on what I will put in the center.   I am thinking butterflies!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Pink hugs,
Shannon :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A new look is coming!

Hello to anyone out there who sees this!  I don't think there are many! :)   My blogspot will be getting a new look, thanks to  Michele at Shabby Creations!    I know you'll love it!  I have a couple more things to think about before it is ready!   I have been doing a little sewing and a lot of playing with Annabelle and Zoey!   I did manage to get my flowers planted in between!   Until next post...................take care!
Shannon :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to you all! And my very first follower!

Hello There! :O)   I just had the most wonderful Mother's Day with my mom and my Mother In Law. I am SO lucky to have them both in my life!  I made brunch for all of us, including my husband and Father in Law, our two bulldogs and my in-laws bulldog too!  Quite a full house, but a VERY fun full house!  We had a wonderful time!! :)  Happy Mother's Day to you all!

 I see I have my very first follower! Sherry is having what sounds like a super fun paper bag swap and if I could figure out how to link you to her, I sure would, but alas, I am still learing how to blog!  But, I think if you click on the cute little fairy in my "followers" list, you will find her!

Enjoy the rest of Mother's Day!  Love, Shannon

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Just Learning how to blog!

Good Morning!  I am trying to learn more about blogging, how to post and especially how to post pictures.  The weather is dreary today and I am hoping to get out and by some flowers to cheer up the day!  I am working on a signature block swap I am in and need to get finishing a quilt top! 

When I figure add pictures here, I will post a few! 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My first post

Just testing to see if this post works! :)