Monday, December 31, 2007

...And a Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I've been a very bad blogger, not keeping up at all with my blog posting or reading. I find the holidays so very busy, probably because I think I can do more than I should and I'll admit to being a bit disorganized. (Does that sound like something to address in a resolution?) I spent the last days before Christmas feverishly finishing gifts, cleaning, wrapping, cooking, decorating, shopping, etc. So much so that I found it hard to relax and enjoy. Well, it's over. A few more days of the Christmas holiday with my husband and children home and then things can get back to normal, or so I hope.

I have a long list of things to do in the new year. At the top of the list is my Winter Doll Quilt for the Four Seasons Swap. I have an idea and have actually looked through my stash for fabrics. I hoped to make it entirely from my stash, but don't have everything I need. After that, I have to spend some serious sewing time making some new things to stock my Etsy shops. I would love to be successful on Etsy, but know that I need to become much more dedicated to do so.

May your New Year bring you joy and happiness!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snow Day!

Pretty, isn't it? As long as I don't have to drive in it, I can look out and say, "Oooh! How pretty!" Unfortunately, a lot of people did have to drive today and the roads were a mess. I think the first snowfall every year catches people off-guard. They have to remember they need to slow down a bit, this stuff is slippery! I think we had about 5-6 inches. So we had a snow day today, no school, no errands. I worked in my sewing room and the kids played video games. I did manage to wrestle the snowblower out of the corner of the garage and get it started. What a back saver that thing is!

Today I worked on a t-shirt quilt, a special order. I've got the front all together with the borders. I'd show a picture but it's meant to be a gift so even though it's highly unlikely the person receiving it would see, I'd better not. It's turning out quite nicely. Tomorrow after bowling, I'll get it sandwiched and quilted. I stitch in the ditch along the sashing and border and tie inside the squares. I'll be happy to finish this and move on to the next thing on the list.

I got my Hinterberg frame down to the basement. Poor thing is leaning up against the wall in all the mess down there. I've kept it up all year in the living room, but haven't used it as much as I'd like. I needed to take it down for the Christmas tree. My plan is clean out part of the basement and get a few area rugs and set it up permanently down there. I'll need the help of an electrician, as there are only 4 little light bulbs and one outlet in the whole basement. That can wait until January...

Well, back to the sewing room!