Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What I've Been Up To (Part 1)

Good Morning My Friends!
I'm going to let you know what I've been up to these last few months.
I know I've kind of been MIA.

I've put my heart and soul into my T-Bug!
It's been a year of working through grief,
and yet finally some joy and I was determined 
to make it the best I possibly could!
First it was the baby shower I put on for her...
 Whipped up that baby quilt I showed you pics of the fabric for...
in less than 4 hours....
In the works...
Remember the before pics....
Am I the only quilter who starts a quilt the day before???

I have to say....
the shower was a ball to put on...
Filled little baby bottles full of  M&M's
Pulled  Fabric and Quilts from my stash  for tables....Good thing I have a stash in all kinds of colors....
Cooked all kinds of delish food....
 Above I am tearing up some of my homemade Artisan Bread for dipping in my Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip.
I couldn't figure out what to put the pulled bread in....
then I noticed my big 'Flour' jar at home with the lid.
Ahhh....the food!
 This was the Menu:
Mexican Mice 
(Jalapenos stuffed with Cream Cheese, Wrapped in Bacon and Grilled.) 
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip with Homemade Dipping Bread
Chicken Pot Stickers
Fruit Salad 
Cheese Ball with Spread
Bacon Crack
(Chicken wrapped in Bacon, rolled in brown sugar and a little bit of cayenne, then grilled. They are called Crack because literally you can't stop eating them!  
Note: The  Wife of the Escort who was with our Lost Soldier Boy from the time his body left Afghanistan until it was in the ground brought the Crack.  
Although her husband was over in Korea when the soldiers came home in July,
his wife went and picked Tory up and took her to the homecoming when she didn't think she could do it.
Olive Tray
      and Cake!  
(I had a lot of good help from Steven's family!)  
T and her new mother-in-law
 When I met Laura above, I thanked her for being so good to Tory.
She looked at me with a look that said, "Are you kidding me?"
And actually said,
"I fell in love with Tory from the moment I met her!"

Now to think I thought I was going to be able to tell you
Thanksgiving with her new in laws in Alabama on their plantation,
The Wedding....
The Birth of Baby Kash...
all in this post!

I like to keep my posts readable...
so I will post those later this week!

Have a wonderful Holiday'ee week!



  1. What a fabulous shower... love the color scheme! Sounds like you all have had a very busy time of it lately....

  2. WOW! What a spread! And what an awesome MIL!! You done good, mom!

  3. life is so strange. sad and then jubilant! i am so happy for you!

  4. Well done! So glad for your sweet daughter. Her mil sounds wonderful.

  5. So glad there is joy now! Looks like you put on a wonderful shower--and I love the menu!! : )

  6. That looks like a great shower, and I'm hungry just reading the menu!!! Tory looks wonderful!!!

  7. I'm so glad T has found some happiness! Congratulations to the new family and to all the grandparents! What a great little addition just before the holidays.

  8. Wow it looks fabulous And yep your one of those 'crazy quilting women' who can pull it off too..we have stamina for sewing things..LOL...Love the quilt for little Kash
    Hugs Dawn x x

  9. Congratulations to all the family for little Kash coming into your world.The baby shower looks lovely and that menu
    is great. Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.