FINALLY! I am truly sorry that it has taken me all day long to get this posted. I was bound and determined to get it live before midnight Pacific time!
I am late because I was held hostage all day by my sisters, brother, daughter, son in law, grandson, 2 nephews, and my hubby! Why?
Because....Today was my birthday! I have not got to spend my birthday with my family but twice in the last 10 years with this being the 2nd time. It was REALLY nice! We started out the day with me and my daughter having a day in the salon and I have a new hairdo! It looks fantastic! I just might show you a photo in the next couple of days... Then we met my sisters, brother, 2 nephews and my hubby for a late lunch... Afterwards they all came over to my daughters and we sat around and chit-chatted forever! We laughed so much today that our bellies hurt!! It felt good to be able to spend so much time with my siblings. After the sisters left my hubby and my daughter and her family took me out for a steak dinner. We then went to the ColdWater Bookstore... a quaint little bookstore downtown Tuscumbia, AL and we just wandered around and sat in some comfy chairs and read and chit-chatted some more. We came home to a yard full of children waiting to play with my grandon... at dark-thirty..but it doesn't matter around here... Children would play all night running and playing hide and go seek in the dark never being afraid.. I love this area... The day would have been exactly perfect had my oldest daughter been able to be here but she had to work and Allie had to go stay with her dad for the Thanksgiving holidays. We have had dinner at their house the past 2 nights to make up for her not being able to be here today. I love my life, my family, and I thank God every day for all that is good and blest in my life and for giving me such a wonderful family to love and to love me.
I want to thank Madame Samm and Pauline for their tireless efforts to get the blog hop together and keep it running smoothly. Jill from Jillily Studio made sure we all had this awesome pattern! Be sure to go over and download it and make your very own pillow for the holidays!
My grandson helped me put the finishing touches on my Holiday Lane Pillow tonight after he had to finally come inside and get ready for bed... Our pillow has a Gingerbread Doghouse... yep...sure enough!! That was Parkers clever idea!!
So here it is, in all it's holiday splendor... We used rick-rack for the snow on the roofs... We also added some mini Christmas bulbs...and some mini bows over the doors. Parker has laid claim to this pillow and we will be making his little dog Chloe, her very own pillow bed to match!! You will have to come back later this week to see it...
There are several other bloggers who showed their pillows today too so please be sure and check them out! Again, I humbly apologize for being so very late!
Wednesday November 21
Pig Tales and Quilts (me!)
Click on this LINK to visit the entire schedule for the blog hop!
And how about a giveaway!! Someone will win this pair of holiday slipper socks when the blog hop is over! Just leave a comment telling something about your holiday traditions that you have enjoyed all through your life. Remember to leave me a way to contact you should you win!
Good luck to all!
Since it is so late I will announce the winners of the coin purses tomorrow morning after we get up and have chocolate and biscuit for breakfast... an Alabama southern tradition. yummy!!
Goodnight blogland...sweet dreams!