Saturday, January 25, 2014

Texas On Ice

San Antonio joined the rest of the nation
and was iced in yesterday.
The whole city was practically closed down,
including the highways.
San Antonio is a BIG city and has lots of highways.
There are highways on top of highways!
I'm not a city girl, so it kind of makes my head spin.
So, what do you do when you can't go out? 
Get busy in the sewing/craft room,
like everyone else!

While I worked on a Valentines' Day wallhanging
and finished up my project tote bag
my daughter got busy in her craft room,
making Valentine Day cards
at my request.

Her creative juices were flowing
and she couldn't stop!
We have more cards than we need.

So, she has generously offered to donate
a set of 4 of these sweet, homemade cards
for me to give-away.
(Anyone who purchased quilt label templates from me
is automatically entered for an extra opportunity to win.)

Unfortunately, there isn't enough time to mail these overseas
to arrive in time for Valentine's Day giving,
and I feel so badly about that.
I'll make up for it later!

Back to my wallhanging and project bag-
in an attempt to work with what I have,
I cut up an old chambray jumper,
used a charm pack that I won last year,
and found a length of natural canvas in my stash.
I was working on that Sweet Dreams stitchery
(pictured above with the tote)

for my evening handwork project,
so tried to do something quick and easy on the front of the tote,
no time for hand applique....this time.

During the evening hours, we worked on some cookies. 
I had just put out an order for a baby shower,

so there were lots of leftovers.
My daughter had meetings all week
and didn't get to help with the order,

so she finished up the batch of icing for me,
 so there would be no waste.

I apologize for the quality of today's pictures.
My computer is dying a rather slow and agonizing death,
and I can't really see them very well.
Not only that, I didn't exactly take the time to 'stage' them.
That's just like me.
Maybe if I publish them small.......

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
Thanks for stopping in for a visit.

 **Give-away now closed.


TexWisGirl said...

oh, those cookies!!! :)

we did not get ice or snow up here but i heard it was due to hit south of here - and obviously it did!

Terry said...

Those heart cookies are amazing! I'd love to be able to do that. Stay safe in all that ice! We've got snow and high winds here today. I'm staying in too! :0)

Montanagirl said...

Loved this post! And those cookies are fabulous!!

eileeninmd said...

We are having snow squalls today. Just enough to make driving awful.. Your craft bag is cute and I love the wall hanging. The cookies look delicious. Stay warm and safe, have a happy weekend!

Carol said...

I've only been to San Antonio once and loved it! Probably wouldn't love it so cold, though! There is no room here to say how incredible all your projects are, but those!

Sheila said...

Those cookies are amazing Karen , you are so gifted ! Love the craft bag and your daughters valentines are sweet . Keep safe and warm and create something else amazing ;-)

Roy Norris said...

And I thought you were escaping the cold winter each year Karen.{:))

Scrapatches said...

Your Vaelntines's Day Wallhanging looks veautiful I love the colors and am looking forward to seeing more. The bag is lovely, too. The cookies look so delicious. Your daughter's card making skills are very impressive, too. Thank you for the chance to win. May your snow and ice soon melt. Here is the northeast that will not happen for a few more months. Turing gray and the snow in moving in again here. It is good weather for sewing ... and blogging ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Stephanie said...

You are definitely a cookie artist and your sewing projects are always so neat and pretty too! Pretty, pretty, pretty heart cards. Right now I would love a heart cookie with a cup of tea! My son is at Fort Hood and send me a photo of the cold. I might hitch a ride in my daughter's u-haul when she moved to Arizona in 2 weeks!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you both are so creative! those cookies are fantastic looking almost too pretty to eat :) sorry to hear you had the cold finally all the was in the south part of Texas, we had heard that Houston did too - good thing the city closed down no one would be able to drive on those roads.

hetty said...

Your cookies are awesome! In fact, I love all of your creations. You are so talented and so is your daughter. I would love the opportunity to win some of those cards.
We are having a snow storm today. It is not as cold as it has been the last few days, but it is still windy and the snow is blowing all over the place. The windchill is -13C. I am staying in my sewing room!

Kerstin said...

the cookies look awesome.
I love your project bag. It turned out great. cant wait to see more from the wall hanging.
make sure you stay save with that weather. staying home and do some sewing sounds wonderful.

Linda said...

Hope to get to see your project tote bag in person some day. wink wink. Very cute and very useful. Your daughter is very creative, like you. The photos of those amazing cookies brought back a wonderful memory of cookie heaven!
You make the best cookies I have ever tasted.

Fiona said...

The iced in weather has got both of you very creative... Lovely work..

O'faigh said...

Hello Karen, loved catching up with your projects...the biscuits are exquisite...such fine work...Hugs, Lyn

Lynn said...

Those cookies look both delicious and adorable! It's fun seeing all your projects. All around talented and creative , that's you!

Lois Evensen said...

You certainly made good use of the time provided by cold weather outside! :) I just LOVE those cookies. So darling!

Carrie P. said...

looks like you two know how to have fun during icy weather. those cookies are so cute.

Bob Bushell said...

What a beautiful daughter you have there, a talented person. Beautiful of both of you.

Karen said...

Awesome cookies. Karen you have a talent for making cookies. Your daughters cards are adorable.

LynCC said...

Your cookies are beautiful, the wallhanging is fun, and her cards are super nice! I'm not a city girl, either - great to visit, but I get Concrete Overload super fast.

Linda Reeder said...

What beautiful, exacting work you do!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

My goodness you two had so much going on in one day! What a fun post, though it's got me craving cookies now :)

Tammy said...

You are both so talented! I'm always delighted to see your beautiful creations! Your cookies are as cute as can be!!! Have a great week!

Just Ramblin' said...

Do you every slow down and just do nothing? You put me to shame with all the wonderful things you are doing and making. The cookies are adorable---too cute to eat! You really have a gift with decorating. Love the cards you daughter made. I loved the ones I bought from her some time ago. They are all used up!
I hope your weather has moderated and that you are in a thaw. Your project bag looks so fun and I can't wait for you to post a picture of your Valentine Wall hanging. Nola

Vickie said...

You and your daughter are both very creative ! Your cookies are too pretty to eat !

Rambling Woods said...

Creativity runs in the family.... Michelle

Judy said...

Ice in San Antonio? Wow, that must be rather unusual. What wonderful cookies!! That's so neat that both you and your daughter are creative.