Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Good morning every one;  oh what a wonderful day it is too. Ok my morning went like this... Up at 6 am Hubby up at 6:15  coffee for him, then get my grandson Zachary started getting up at the same time. Yes we have our grandson Zachary living with us, oh and his dad, that is another post. Any way I fix breakfast for hubby and Zachary, hubby leaves for work at about 7:30, still trying to get Zachary ready for school.  Ok he has his hair all done brushed his teeth, oh and he loves to use his papaw's deodorant and smell good, that is what he calls it..

Then it is out the door and off to school.. whewww!  I could not wait to get home to fix my coffee and my toaster strudel, my feet are up and now I having some quite time doing my posting and then get to visit some of you... I feel so bad that I have not be by to visit most of you, some have been way to long. And I am so sorry for that, I really have not forgot any of you just trying to find my way with all the changes going on in our home, but I think my routine is getting better...  My windows are open  as well as the family room patio doors, letting in all this wonderful warm weather..

Yesterday afternoon I was getting our patio ready sweeping and  getting it all set for Spring. I still have lots to do with it, but a least it is getting there.  So later today I will be out front raking up some left over leafs and twigs from the yard, then Zach will be home from school, then I will be in my craft room working on my Easter Swap basket, I have cup up with some pretty great gifts for my partner, so I hope she likes it...  So ladies that is my morning so far... I am tired already .  lol

Now on to my winning a give a way... ohhhhh goodness... I was so very excited to be the very luck winner of Heidi's give a way, from  foxgloves, fabric and folly. She had a drawing a while back for her very beautiful Pink and White Quilt,,, and I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    [squeal very loud]    I was just so amazed that my name was drawn out from over 130  comments....  I have been blessed with this winning... So Yesterday my door bell rang, and when I opened the door there was this wonderful looking box  looking up at me....  I was so very excited, as I picked it up and saw the name on the box, I knew what was inside.  I could not wait to see it,,,,  so I will show you some of the photos I took... I hope you are still with me, I know it is getting to a long post,,, sorry... he he


Heidi took such care in packing this beautiful quilt...



This is how she bundled it up, with a pretty ribbon and a very sweet note. She had this little beauty so snug and wrapped that nothing could have messed it up... Now how sweet and caring was that I ask you... But then if any of you know Heidi you already know how she is.. 


I just had to get a photo of it out side on my patio, the light was just perfect for it..... Don't you just love the color Pink, I am so in love with this quilt. So now I had to find a place to put it so every one could see it...


So I thought it would look pretty on my dinning room table, I know it is a small one, it used to be in our kitchen nook in our other home, but with all my grandkid's coming and going I was worried about it... So I have a four poster bed with the side rails so I hung it behind out head board. It looks pretty great. Sorry I did get a photo of it, but I will today and sneak it in tomorrow's post. 

It any of you have not been to Heidi's blog,  then you really should pay her a visit. She is such  a caring loving friend. Heidi is so understanding as well, with a huge Heart for others....  I love to read her posts, from everything to her family, her beautiful home and the recipes she shares.  So I hope you will pay her a visit, I promise you will not be disappointed...  Well I guess that is about it for now,,,,,,   hey do I hear a  it's about time......  he he

I hope every one had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day yesterday, and I hope you all have a beautiful day today...  I am listening to a Robin calling for it's mate.... how sweet the sound....  love it.

I thank you for stopping by to read my posts, and then to leave me a comment about it...  You all make my days so much brighter... I still keep you all my prayers and in my heart.....

Until next time  enjoy life... God Bless





Heather's Stitches said...

That is an Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the Win!
Enjoy this great weather, I know I am!

Lori said...

Alaura, Wow, what a wonderful win! I love the look of a quilt on a table and have to smaller I use but live in fear of what may end up on it! I so miss mornings home alone! Actually I miss aftrnoons alone when hubby worked! I had two hours of quiet even though the youngest was home then he was quiet as a mouse even at 19! Now its always where this, or do that! Ugh, I so miss my quiet time!! Anyways, I did decorate but its still pretty cool in Northern IN to do much with the flower beds! A few years back I did and boy was I sorry, lost alot of flowers. have a nice day and enjoy those early mornings for me! LOL Lori

Carrie said...

Wow what a prize you did good girl

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE that quilt! Good for you!

I laughed at Zachary liking to put Papaw's deodorant on.....funny... once they turn 15 it's hard to get them to remember to wear deodorant...LOL

Enjoy your sure it lovely!

TattingChic said...

What a beautiful quilt! That is a very lucky win! I would just LOVE to win something like that! For sure! Enjoy cuddling up with that when it is chilly! :)

Jackie said...

Lovely quilt! you lucky gal!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

When I read on Heidi's blog that you won, I was sooo glad for you (okay, maybe just a wee bit jealous too)! You are most deserving. It's just beautiful and so "you". Enjoy! ; )

kathy said...

Dear sweet Alura , HOw ownderful that you won !!! SO SO Beautiful -
*** I won too -- well it felt like it when I came home last night to the sweetest package from you !!!
OH it was filled with such wonderful things -- You really did too much - But oh the paper dolls and the precious tag book you made -Ya know how I love tags -- Now I have more sweet friend things to add to my inspiration board-and so many sweet pictures to use in my art - Oh gotta finish my easter swaps -- before I can play with everything you sent __Thank you so much - I love it all will be posting about it soon -always running behind - LOVE YA !! kathy -ga ♥

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Alaura,

What a beauty!. Heidi did a beautiful job on the quilt, and such a special gift to receive. You are a very luck girl indeed.I had my granddaughter last weekend too.I can't wait to see the quilt hanging up behind your bed.
Take care and have a great day,

plain*worker*primitives said...

What a lucky girl, that quilt is so beautiful!! I love giveaways!!!


Ali said...

That's a gorgeous quilt. Its very difficult to find those here in England.

Ali @ A Cosy Life

Joy said...

Congrats on your magnificent win, Alaura!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful pink quilt! Lucky you for winning it, congratulations!