Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Calgon, Take me Away!

I am so tired! I feel like I have spent the last week on the computer! And I sort of have. First I entered about 180-200 contests on Quilting Gallery's Giveaway Day list. Then I started entering contests on Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day Monday. I am officially done with the ones I'm entering and I'm pooped! I sure hope I win something to make all this typing worthwhile! But I will say, it has been great fun finding new blogs I didn't know about. And I like when blogs ask you to answer specific questions in their comments. Now, most blogs are asking Christmas type questions (favorite movie, favorite Christmas song or treat) but I have come across some different ones. "Given the chance would you become a vampire?" That was definitely different. I also came across a game someone did in their comments which I thought was very cute. I'll have to remember that one next time I do a giveaway!

Well, even though I've spent most of my time typing, I have tried to work on some things. My MIL's stack of fiesta ware dishes is getting closer to done. I kind of got a kick in the pants today when I looked at my dashboard and noticed that M-R over at Quilt Matters made a comment about how there are only 10 days left until Christmas. Holy bells and whistles Batman! How did that happen? I've been working through a bit of a sluggish period but now is the time to get it in gear! So here's where the dishes stand right now:
I'm working on getting each row done before I sew them together but I think it's looking cute. The colors are a bit brighter than I intended to use but I checked the fiesta ware website before doing it!

Oh, and if you're wondering about those silly elves...
one day we caught them coloring pictures of Rudolph and Santa...


and yesterday they took pictures with my camera which we found next to them (hard to take a picture of a camera on the shelf when you're using it to take the picture). They had their hands over their mouths giggling. When I showed the kids the pictures, I accidentally knocked one of the elves off the shelf. Too bad! They don't move the next day if you tough them (a break for me!).  All the pictures they took were low to the ground, though one was of an elf hanging from the shower curtain rod (though it looked to be taken from the floor!).

5 comments:

Cherry Red Quilter said...

those fiesta dishes are wonderful but I am really loving the elves - what a hoot! Please keep em coming! They must be so much fun!

Linz said...

hahahaha - girl!! No wonder you win so much! 200 entries? I made it through 4 before I gave up. :)

That mini is looking gorgeous!! I love it!

crap. 10 days? I need to get moving too!!!!!

Love those elves. I'm totally getting some next year!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Melinda you crack me up!! So funny, those mischievous elves!!
The dishes look amazing - I love those bright colours :)

Annie said...

I love those fiesta dishes! Can hardly wait to see this one finished. You are the contest entering queen! I never win contests...ever. So when I see someone offer a giveaway that I'd really like to have, I just go buy it. hahaha That way I win every time!

M-R said...

Just catching up with my blog reading now and saw that you linked to my blog! Ha ha! Figures it's my freakout post too! ;) Your fiesta dish ware quilt is awesome, Melinda! Your MIL must love it! Oh, and I wanted to let you know that we started elves on the shelf at our place this year because of your awesome elf posts. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!