Monday, May 26, 2008

And The Winner Is............

The winner of my first Give Away in celebration of my new Internet business, Hannies Annies, is drum roll congratulations to Chris! Stop by her is very nice...and Chris, send me your full name and address and this cute adorable doll will be sent to you this week!!!

I would like to thank all 35 of you for posting nice messages about the website..this is the first of multiple give-aways to celebrate a new fun enjoyable business in our lives...

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend!! We did! We relaxed...sat by the pool..the pool water was just too cold to even put your feet in...but that was okay..

Until tomorrow,


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend...

I hope everyone has a safe Holiday weekend and takes the time to pray for all our men who served our country and are continuing to serve! I am very thankful for all they have done for us.

JoJo is having a give away and will draw next Friday, May 30th! Go check out her blog..and link back to yours, comment on hers and you are entered my friends!

I will draw a winner for my Blue Check Annie ~Handmade by me...on Monday, May 26th! I will wait until evening to give more people a chance to good luck! Just check out my clicking on the Annie Doll icon on the right of the screen..keep checking back on my blog too! I am so sure there will be more give aways in celebration of my website up and running!!!

Until tomorrow!!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Candle fun fun

4 Year old Hannah is on the left, 2 year old Shelby on the right! My grandaughters had a princess sleepover at my house Friday night! They made their tiaras!! We also watched "Enchanted", had bubble baths, and more..Saturday we all went to the park, and on and on I could go..we dropped them off at their homes Saturday night..and today I felt like what the heck am I going to do now? My knees were bad, but I hate to give in to the pain. My husband watched the Red Sox game and then the Celtics game..and I did something new, never tried before!

I made candles..what a blast I had..My dad made candles with me when my brother and I were young...memories of those candlemaking days are great! We used milk cartons to fill up with the colored wax and decorated them with glitter after they were hard...around the holidays..they were ours and we loved them! So I had a strawberry margarita and made some candles..we will see how they come mixture I call `Chill Out' made with lemon, lime, eucalyptus, and lavender.... the other was vanilla and lavender...Yvonne has agreed to try one and see how it is, how long it lasts and whether the scents are ok...
yes I used empty cans..and they seem to be fine..hey recycle right?
Don't forget my post of May 16th! My give away! Leave a comment on that post and I will enter you in the drawing for Miss Blue Check Annie!
Thanks for stopping by..take care..Erin

Friday, May 16, 2008

Celebration of Opening~A Give Away!

My website, HanniesAnnies is now up and running! In celebration of this wonderful journey I am going on, I am giving away the Blue-Check Annie I hand made pictured above!!! Just visit my site by clicking on the HanniesAnnies Icon at the right and leave a message on this blog! I am praying that the website is going to operate without glitches..but if there are glitches I am sure they will be worked out! More dolls will be uploaded and other items within the next week! The winner will be announced on May 26th in celebration of Memorial Day! Pass the word around please!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hope Everyone Had a Nice Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I did. My husband and I went to our daughter Jennifer's for a cookout, (picture of Jenna and Sy, our 2 year old grandson on the left. We were blessed with three of our five children there, and the rest of their families! It was wonderful! We then left Jennifer's and visited our other daughter and her family! We will see our youngest (son) tomorrow! This is the first time ever I will have seen all the kids on Mother's Day or around it! I feel very lucky and blessed. We all had a wonderful time.
I finally finished our daughter Kate's quilt top! It is 84x93. It was just too big for my husband to hold up to get the entire quilt in the picture! But you can see how I bordered it! Now I have to layer and pin, then quilt it! I am looking forward to it. I have no idea what to do for quilting..maybe circles in the squares, or something funky, or just stippling..I am using the red as a backing so I need to pick threads too. I will definitely use red in the bobbin so my mistakes won't show!!
I mentioned in a previous post I went to the Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild Show! I won a basket, Pamper Yourself! I entered some raffles and was pleasantly surprised when I received a phone call to pick up my fantastic prize! Many thanks to the Guild members, they put on a wonderful show and I was so fortunate to win such a nice prize!!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild~19th Annual Quilt Show 2008

Last night was the opening of the Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild Quilt Show~ Hudson NH ..went along with friends. What a wonderful time! I am posting some pictures of the quilts that won prizes..the very first one at the top is hand quilted! Talented people for sure!!

I could not believe the pieces involved in making this quilt! It was absolutely stunning!

Below are the blocks and label that go on the Home of the Brave Quilts that are made for soldiers who have died for our country in Iraq and Afghanastan..sad..I am now going to be involved in making labels for the Massachussetts well as piecing the blocks for the NH Chapter. I thank Linda Heminway for her help!

In the center of the block is the stitcher's name

and town/state of where she is from.

I would have taken more photos but unfortunately my batteries in my camera died..sigh...but the memories are in my mind..quite and experience and met a great group of people!!!

Friday, May 02, 2008


I read LA Quilter's post today and Vicki mentioned motivation Friday! Well what a great idea to have Motivation Fridays!

My Friday is so far NOT motivated at all..I am sitting here watching an experienced rug cleaner fix my rug! We brought home groceries, placed the bags on the carpet in the living room and what a surprise we got! A bottle of Clorox Clean-Up had leaked into the bag, and onto the carpet, and bleached a circle in the carpet! We learned a valuable lesson, put the grocery bags immediately in the kitchen, on the counters on floor!

This nice gentleman, Len, is going to do some spot cleaning for me too! Now that we have no 'visitors' with us~ we are back to setting up our little abode for the two of us and the rugs will be clean..when you have your two sons here to 'visit' at different times you are extremely happy to have them~ and also do a happy dance when they leave as you can see what you have to do to clean up! One was into Kool-Aid, nachos and salsa, chili! The other was into Red Bull~Italian sauce and place is having tile everywhere so if we ever have 'visitors' we can wash the floors!!!

I have accomplished nothing this past week! Sad but true!! My sewing machine is at the cleaning doctor..getting its' yearly cleaning/tune up. I have another machine to use as back up and can pull it I am going to go do that now! Have a great day!!!