Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sewing Tuesday

I've been meeting a friend to sew together on Tuesdays. Sew what? Christmas gifts & stuff!! --cancelled today 'cause one of my boys was a bit sick, just in case...but he's fine. I really missed it though!! It is one of my favorite days.--refreshing to be productive and have a good visit. (plus I adore her kid!)
Poor me.
Today I did play my first game of football ever in my life! Adults vs. our 5th-8th grade flag football team at our school. It.was....AWSOME!! I'm excited for another at the end of next years season, too! Felt good to run & goof off with the kids! I think I may be sorry tomorrow..worth it!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rail Fence

Strip piecing is fast! I like fast quilts! Purple is not my favorite color. But...this is for a little girl. Little girls like purple. Pink would've been better. and glitter.

One more Christmas gift done! It isn't pink, but I think she'll like it. (pink is the recipient's favorite color)--I've got a cute idea for matching gifts for my 2 nieces that I'm hoping to get to before Friday...if only my house would clean itself.
I'm working on a really fun Halloween project right now. Fun & nervous actually!! Lots of red felt & no pattern...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tiny Harvest

This is it. the last offerings of my little garden. There were actually 3 of those little zucchini but, one rotted on the vine and the other rotted on the counter. I was hoping this last one would get bigger for one last loaf of bread. Oh well. I think the pumpkins did well considering our planting procedure. (smashing all the pumpkins left decorating the house in the yard)
Lots of sewing going on, too. But I'll show that off later! Thanks for lookin'!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Binge baking

I tend to bake in binges. Once I start the oven & get out the mixing bowls it's just so easy to keep cooking!
Yesterday, I made a double batch of apple pie filling to freeze. Then, I made apple bread. Yum!! I will be making apple bread again. Soon. The boys loved it! (I thought it was a little dry, they said it was so good they didn't care!-What Nice Boys i have.)
Today, I made a lemon meringue pie. For a very important birthday gift. If I wasn't on my way out the door, I'd really like to bake up a cake and maybe some cookies for the freezer. Mmmmmm.

Friday, October 9, 2009

On my mind today...

I'm currently thinking about 2 things more than anything else...people(good! yay friends & family-I'm conviced I have the best of both! & bad! Boo mean people. boo) and HOLIDAY SEASON!! Hooray!
With Halloween just around the corner and Thanksgiving right after, I've got Christmas on the brain. Big time!! I can hardly wait to dig out my boxes at home & put up the little tree at school. I've been watching Christmas movies & listening to Christmas music for a month now. With all the holidays coming up so quickly, I think it's List Time!! Today's list is:

Gifts To Make
  • 2 sock monkeys
  • 10 ornaments for a swap!
  • 15 ornaments for friends & family
  • 2 little skirts with tulle (maybe 3)
  • a little Bleu stocking (almost finished)
  • fabric bowl
  • a set of coasters
  • another felt board (so fun last year...I know another little one who needs one!)
  • tote bag
  • 2 super-hero bath towels (again, maybe 3-I know lots of great litte kids!)
  • a set of garden stakes
  • fingerless gloves
  • 2 pair pajama pants
  • little pink bunny hat

Whew! I have a head start...there is a small pile of finished gifts stashed away but, I better keep busy! I think I'll sew today & clean the house next week!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Today I...

Met a bear saw a show at the theater

Administered first aid for a construction accident ("I didn't see that the saw was coming right at me!! I just need to rest.")
Cleaned a kitchen after being served a gourmet meal. (I'm not sure they're up to code but, the waiter was cute.)
Went to the jeweler's. (Fancy!!)
Took an exotic pet for a walk in his custom collar. (from the jewelers)
Did some studying (about bears-which I learned ARE real, but don't live under the stairs)
Played with my friends. (at the zoo, washed bugs out of our hair, discussed theology, danced, made noise, sat down together...)
Had a snack.

And saw some treasures! Then, I went home to plan another week! whew.