Monday, November 29, 2010

A Giveaway!

It's Nancy again, and I'm here to share a giveaway with you all.
But first my mom wanted me to share an updated picture of my daughter Kennedy. We went to cut down our Christmas tree this weekend and this was her first experience with snow and cold weather. She did great. Thanks engineer aunt for the cute and cozy bonnet.

Now, back to the giveaway. I decided to take the plunge and open an Etsy shop, it's called Nancy Noodle. At the moment, I have 3 different kinds of Christmas ornaments listed, including quilted selvage ornaments, hand embroidered mini pillow ornaments and stocking ornaments cut from a vintage quilt that my great grandmother made.

To one of you, we would like to give this selvage star ornament. It's made from selvages on one side, quality quilting fabric on the other and cotton batting in the middle. It is quilted around the edges and hung on a ribbon with care.

So come stop by the shop, or my new crafting blog and have a look around. Then come back and leave a comment. Any comment will do. Although we'd love to hear what you think about the shop, your favorite Christmas tradition, or your plans for the holidays. Also, make sure to leave a way to get a hold of you. The giveaway will end Sunday December 5th.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Out of Commission

Just wanted to stop in for a minute to explain my daughter's cryptic mention of me being a little out of commission. In October, our family suffered a tragic loss with the sudden death of my sister's husband. Between spending time with her and her 3 kids, taking care of my basketball playing high schooler and prepping for the holidays there probably won't be much time for blogging. Thanks for your understanding. I am still able to read all of you, my friends' blogs, so thank you ~ And do stay tuned for a giveaway in the next couple days...the cute dietian daughter is opening an etsy shop...
Take Care~~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Guest Post Without a Theme

Hi, I'm Nancy, Diane's dietitian daughter and the guest post person for today. I live in Arizona with my husband and 5 month old daughter.
I'm here today to share a few of my most recent creations and to update Diane's blog while she's a little out of commission. So here goes:
5 months ago my life was blessed with a darling daughter, things have not been the same since. I mean that in the best way possible, except perhaps for all the spit up! It's true, we can't go anywhere without multiple burp rags, I'm always changing my shirt and sometimes my whole outfit! Her dad says we should have purchased spit up insurance. I've decided that the very best burp rags are cloth diapers, which are rather dull. This is an example of my attempts to liven them up. Hexagons!

2 weeks after my daughter was born we moved into our brand new house! Living in a house is fabulous. I just can't get over all the space we have. These curtains hang in my family room over the sliding door to the back yard. I found the white curtains at Ikea but wanted more color. I bought a flat aqua colored sheet at Target, cut it in half, hemmed it a bit, sewed the two layers together and presto- curtains!

We had an open house to show off our new home. The refreshments included a cake made from Oreos (my fav). I love cake plates. This is my most recent purchase. I didn't have a ribbon that was quite the right color so, what you see threaded through there is actually a selvage!
Finally, my favorite time of the year is quickly approaching! This is my festive addition to our decorations~ this quilt is made from 2 charm packs of Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas fabric line fashioned into snowball blocks.

The backing is flannel, making it snuggly and warm for the upcoming cold Arizona winter nights.

Thanks for allowing me to show off a bit. Here's hoping that you have a yummy, family filled, relaxing week. Happy Thanksgiving to all.