Thursday, December 20, 2012

HEE HEE, THIS COULD BE YOU....AND ME TOO-plus images of the season for you to invent with

This is from my original Christmas quilt
It is covered with bugel beads and other crystals

Have a wonderful time preparing for Christmas and enjoying Hannakuh...these are the times to build HAPPY memories and to ignore or avoid sad or tragic happenings you can do nothing about. Focus on smiling, laughing hugging,sharing, giving and enjoying will make you and your cells very happy and this draws others to you.
Share your smile with those that don't have them this season.
I am thankful for YOU!
And don't stack your fabric to high....Haha.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Whimsy and Happy Visions Running through my Head

Believe it and it will happen!
Isn't this a cool photo? Love anything with people getting trees to decorate...
This should be something everyone memorizes whether you believe in God or is so true!
Stars are such a happy shape....guess it is because they represent light....
This looks like my old neighbor "Butch" and I am not kidding....
For anyone who is stressed this week and who isn't? Think you  might like these suggestions.....
Hey wouldn't this make a fun quilt?
Hope it snows enough for a good snowman in my yard!
A red truck and a Christmas beautiful and is that a dog driving? I think it is!
Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!
It is more fun to read Maxine than to actually know someone grumpy...I wonder why...she always makes me laugh...but if I knew her I don't think she would be as funny....
I son't know why but the cat below just tickles me pink....wonder what she is thinking??? Would love thoughts on what she is thinking....
What kind of cookies are your favorites this month???

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Be sure to look at the video on the right when you are done reading is happy and fun.
With unhappy events of the week, I am focusing on happy things to see and digest. I won't be a prisoner of evil when I can be positive, pray for those that need prayer daily, let my mind dwell on good things...If you do not know the verse in the Bible about thinking of good and excellent and happy things, look at this- it is one of my personal "go to" verses that I had to memorize years ago.

Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
       This verse will get you alot farther than thinking of sad thoughts we can do nothing about. Just think on the good things and blessings in your own life and how you might bless someone this December with a card, a visit, a cake or cookies, new socks or something that let's them know you care. This is what overcomes evil in the world. Our news sources are only to happy to dwell on the horrific and shocking things to make us tune in. Call a friend to talk about something happy or positive. And if someone wants to talk about tradgedy over and over, you don't need that. Give them the Bible verse and go back to doing something happy.
I bought a Starbucks today and paid for the person's coffee behind me. The young man was so happy I was smiling and positive and tipped him a dollar he looked relieved. I imagine he had heard bad news all day long. He couldn't do anything about it and he was so sweet when I told him I was having a GREAT day and I was blessed to have a cup of his great coffee. Be a light to those you run into, it is so easy.
Don't you love that lady above and this funny horse? I just think they are super duper!
I am going to teach a few of my Grandkids how to take one of their drawings and sew it into a little wallhanging. We will do some raw edge sewing of some drawings they did about Christmas. 
This might be a class I teach for adults...taking a drawing and turning it into a great quilt. SO much fun.
My latest quilts all have houses in them and I taught a class not long ago in plaids and we did about 140 blocks in two days....I wish I had more photos....and then my block swap group did houses and everyone got a little over 20 and we are doing MaryLouVille (Your name here instead) quilts. I am doing a town square, lots of trees and some things in the sky...stay tuned. Houses are so much fun!

I love this and think you could do your own quilt ideas jumping off of this (not copying it) but thinking of your own story and the adventures of getting a tree or something in December...making snowmen?
This is my most wonderful friend from Atlanta, Kathy Collins...she is always positive and knows how to make others happy. Here she is at an art show that had to do with yarn. Wow!
I know sometimes I see people who go to quilt shows and look overwhelmed...this is kind of how I feel about this yard show...I am not sure what to think but it is kind of cool and different!

This cow quilt by my friend Lynne Pennington from Texas makes me very happy. Just the ticket for this time of year!
Be happy and blessed friend. Thank you for coming and visiting and my hope is that you can find something here to make you smile, blessed and inspired today.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Things that Bring Joy and a smile or two....

Aren't the photos of kids crying kind of fun? I took a photo of my daughter when she was two and she didn't want to get off of my lap and I took it while she was screaming and it is kind of fun to show her..... :0)
I think the dog is kind of embarrased...what do you think???
This could be the Weidman snow family...two adults and three about you? I have done a quilt like this with all of us....great fun.
I LOVE bottle trees...this person must either have a drinking problem or they are a bar tender...isn't this cool? Maybe it is ar a restaurant....
This looks like a bachelor snowman.... :0)
These cookies look too delicious to eat!

And finally I am ending with this photo -I think this is beautiful.
Reminds me of my Grandma and my Mom and now I am getting closer..aren't we all?
Someone said you are always the same age in your heart and I think that is so true.
Hope that the Christmas holidays are not getting to you and you are remembering to dance and be happy and patient and share your many blessings...
If you have a warm bed, something to eat in your kitchen, shoes on your feet, a coat, a place to call home, someone to love you (cats and dogs included), and something to laugh at now and then, you are blessed!
Have a wonderful day