Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving!! (Tueller style)



Thanksgiving: a time to reflect on our blessings.That's what it's all about.
I have to say that I am most thankful right now for my family. I am so blessed!

That's Troy. (above) He's my seven year old energizer bunny/Karate expert.
Ask me how many times a day he does this move.


Just finished a big week here at the homestead...had lots of friends and family around to make it memorable. Had the absolute
Best Turkey On Record...I'll explain that sometime. (I'm calling Guinness.)

Since I had all seven of my kids at home, we had to take a few family pictures. It's a rare occasion for us... not so much having them all here, but the family picture part. We just don't do it like we should. Don't know why...maybe it's just that we are so busy living
in the now, that we can't think about the later for even a darn second. That's why I am so bad at scrap-booking too.

These are my cute kids. They are what makes it all worthwhile!



You may notice some extras here. The girl in the navy blue shirt is practically a family member...she is my daughter Nat's best friend, and she basically lives with us. She had to be in the family hat shot.

And the little one in front with the attitude? She's from England visiting us with her "Mum", there to the left in the photo, and I wish every one of you could have heard them talk. Their accents were SO COOL! Really thick London accents...that we couldn't get enough of. We all just sat around listening to them talk, asking questions so we could hear more...egging them on. That accent on a precocious little four year old thing was beyond adorable. PRICELESS! They are friends that my son Cade brought over from his mission to meet our family. We had such a lovely time with them! But...We wanted to keep little "Livvy"...

Can you blame us?? Look at her!
This is little LOLA (7 months old) with Paige...those piercing blue eyes! That look she's got makes me wonder what she was thinking at the moment. Paige is beautiful, as usual.
And these are the Tueller girls. And me. We have a lot of girl power. We are a force to be reckoned with.

And these are the Tueller men. Also a force to be reckoned with, but definitely not the same force as the women. Nope, no contest. (JK guys.)

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! And if you don't live in America, I hope you can come to my house sometime and take part in our Thanksgiving festivities! You shouldn't have to miss it!
We'd love to have you. REALLY.


Love to all,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Great Giveaway at Pink Fig!


Announcing my adorable friend and family member Chelsea Andersen's...

Hello Blogworld friends...Hope you are having a lovely November!
My dear niece Chelsea of Pink Fig Designs is hosting a great giveaway on her blog, that you really should check out!
She is giving away two quilts!!
Click on the picture of the quilt below, or on the logo above to go to the contest!

Chelsea has a brand new fabric line with Henry Glass that is jazzy and funky and bright and cute!
It is called Miss Mod, and that pretty much describes it!

Here it is sewn up in her brand new pattern: The Picadilly Jumper!

How cute is that? And her girls are GORGEOUS!!

So head on over to see what she's got!


ALSO...
I will be posting some more market photos on Wednesday this week...so check back then to see what wonderful eye-candy treats I have in store!

Friday, November 5, 2010

I"M BAAAACK....


Whew! It was a whirlwind, but soooo fun! International Quilt Market in Houston is officially over, but you wouldn't know it if you looked in my house right now. There are boxes and papers, samples and patterns, fabric scraps and trims and way more mess than before I left, I think! My husband is very patient, but this is totally taking over our living quarters.
I really need a warehouse, and a staff of people to help me organize myself.
(NOT my forte')

Anyway...I have just a few pictures for today. The rest will have to wait till Monday. These are all from my booth, and I'm sorry there isn't one of the whole thing from a distance. They are all snippets from different angles, so it's hard to get an idea of the booth as a whole. But no matter...it's a start:)


This above, is Michelle in the long skirt, who is my neighbor and friend, who came to save my life in multiple ways! she was the hardest worker, the happiest helper and the first to fall asleep at night.
THANKS A TON MICHELLE!!

In the foreground is Jessica, who is a long time friend who came from Massachusetts to help me with my booth, and to bring her art designs to look for a position designing. She did both, and will soon be working for Andover Fabrics as a fabric designer!! I'm soooo proud of her! She has tons of talent, and she deserves to have her work recognized in a big way!
Congrats Jess!!! (And thanks for all your help!)

This above, is a little fabric necklace and belt I made and featured in my schoolhouse the day before market opened. It was fun...and I think everyone liked their ceramic necklace gifts!



So that's it for now!
There was sooo much to see, so many fabulous booths, so much beautiful fabric, so many wonderful new patterns, and all the fun, bright, happy faces shining with excitement!
I just love reuniting with all of my quilt market friends...we always have so much fun!
I can't wait to show you the video that Jessica took for me, which she is busy editing as we speak, I'm sure! Right Jess??? (Snore)
I know it's way harder than I can imagine...and I know she's really tired from her trip. but I'm so impatient!
It should be fun to watch.


Have a great weekend!!