Saturday, November 28, 2009

See You Later!

We're packed and ready to go. The boys are off to their grandparents and Superman and I will soon be on a plane.

We'll see you next week!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas Trees

I finished the stackable Christmas trees last night while watching Twilight. (Yes, yes, I know- just finished the book, so had to see the movie. The book is much better, just like usual.)

I went with reds and greens since these are for the boys and they are still learning all the Christmas tradition stuff. I zig-zagged the edges with the opposite color and hand stitched the edges closed.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

About Last Night . . .


:: I finished everything on my list except hemming Superman's pants.


:: I also made extra stuff and stayed up way too late.


I'm a rule breaker.


:: I actually took pictures. My apologies that they're dark, but it's a lovely shade of gray outside and looking to be that way until at least March.


Gigantic pile of stuff to do:


The red skirt with a million pleats:


And another skirt I made in late summer, but never photographed:


:: I also read about 300 gazillion pages of Twilight. Well, maybe not that much- I'll just put it this way- I started the book (yet again) on Sunday and finished it last night. I've tried to get into that book  no less than four times and this time I had nothing waiting in my to-be-read pile and it was either keep reading that or don't read anything. So I kept reading and didn't stop. The writing itself isn't anything amazing, but the story was certainly compelling. I've got the others on order now. So all you Twilight people that have been harassing me every time I've started the book and put it down again can just stop it. I'll read them as soon as I get back from my trip!

Monday, November 23, 2009

UFO Week

Okay- it's Un-Finished Object week here. There's a point every few months where I realize that I'll never find my desk again if I don't finish off all the little projects hanging out. The rules?


1. Don't start anything new until the list is done. *Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But when I'm working on something it's so easy to get distracted with ideas for new things or have the temptation to "just cut this out real quick . . ."


2. After the list is done, finish cleaning off the desk! *Somehow my desk becomes the collection site for everyone else's spare parts. Off to their homes they go!



1. Hem Superman's pants.

2. Take the hem of Ender's pajama's down.

3. Finish the blue linen wrap skirt.

4. Fix the red skirt and topstitch.

5. Zigzag the Christmas trees.


Most of these things are really fast finishes that just involve changing thread color. The blue linen skirt is only cut, so that will take a few hours. I'm going to try to get it all done today except that linen skirt. Think I can?
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