Monday, December 15, 2008
Well, the ice storm is on it's way. Hailey will be getting out of school 2 hours early. Gentry was already home from being sick. I tried to sleep late today. I was up until close to 5:00 working on Christmas stuff and checking on Gentry over and over again. Thankfully, he is doing much better now...having gone from "listless" to "bored". LOL! I honestly think that the more "fun" things I do with them, the more bored they are during down time. I cooked and baked all weekend long. The kids decorated some gingerbread cookies for themselves and I made and decorated some reindeer cookies for gifts. I still have some wonderful friends (and a very few family members) that still appreciate handmade gifts. I also made my own version of Santa's White Christmas Snack. I call it my own version as I originally made it with what I had on hand instead of what the recipe called for. It turned out well though, so I'm keeping it like that. I made a few other Christmas treats as well. I spent the whole weekend in the kitchen. Would you believe I'm still not done yet??? I did manage to make some more ornaments while cookies were in the oven. However, I haven't finished trimming the tree or decorating the house, and I'm seriously behind on the wrapping! I've been going non-stop since before December, and I'm still not done. I'm not complaining, I'm just perplexed! Well, I know in the end it will all be done, but this year I'm wondering if I'll be too exhausted to enjoy it. LOL! As you can probably guess, I didn't find any time at all to quilt. I'm really missing it right now too. I would love to work on something right after I post this, but it will be time to work with the kids on their homework. That's okay though, they only have this week left and school could very possibly be cancelled tomorrow. :)
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
You're getting your own shop or an enormous
new sewing room! An 18x22foot room of periwinkle painted creative space?
Monday, December 01, 2008
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The kids even made some ornaments for their teachers. We started a tiny bit on the shopping, taking care of a few great sales.
Sadly, I didn't get very much done on the quilting side of things. I did do quite a bit sewing at the guild on Tuesday night. We are making some quilts for a less fortunate community in the Appalachian mountains. My back was so sore for the next couple of days, but it was worth it and I was more than happy to do it.
The only little thing I have to show at the moment was the last BOM. I just love doing these tessellated blocks!
But for now, I hope I can manage to find the time to work on the Christmas quilt today. Kids will be home before we know it and then homework will swallow up the rest of the day. So, wish me luck.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
My Quick Christmas Quilt is coming along so very slowly. However, I must admit that I'm sewing on it and several others simultaneously. I guess you could say that I'm having a bit of trouble prioritizing them. Also, the Christmas one has to be pressed after each individual seam, so I'm using the other projects as my "leaders and enders" in an effort to be more efficient. I'm not sure it is working but I'm having fun all the same.
So, did that last Mystery Clue stump anyone? Here is an update on the clues so far...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
As for the printer. I had to get a new one this week. It's a shame as I loved the one I had. Then again, I guess that was the problem. I can easily estimate that I printed at least 12 thousands sheets on that tiny little thing!
Now, let's move on to the "Mystery". I mentioned previously that I had some news but that it wasn't the right time to share it, and well, it still isn't. But I'm excited and figured I could share little bits here and there. So, that's exactly what I plan to do. And, anyone who guesses the mystery will received any one of my patterns that they like. The first Clue is "Periwinkle".
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
However, we were missing a few of Hailey's. So, perhaps the next time we are Spring cleaning we can find the others and do another pic.