Friday, December 28, 2012

A Very Young Lego

Lego (aka Wesley, Legolas ...)


 Lego with a very young Andrew.



 Lego: 3/2003 - 12/28/12

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

'twas the Night Before Christmas

Anyway, I finished all the things I wanted to finish.  Now to get food ready and all that.

Cooper's blanket* -- done!



Crayon rolls, done!

Cooper's stocking - done!

(no pics, yet).

That's it!  Merry Christmas!!

*Cooper's Quilt is number 8 for the year -- I have just about a week to complete the ninth one to meet my goal of 9 quilts for this year (see The List)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Two more days ..

and two more sleeps.  and how am I doing?  I feel like I'm doing okay, though I am a total grinch around the house.  I think I've got realistic goals for the next few days.  I not only finished my shopping yesterday, but I also wrapped all the gifts.  I can now focus on the sewing projects I have.  I'm really hoping to knock them out today.  If I do, then I can relax tomorrow.

This is a picture of a gift from one of my co-workers.



well here's how my last week's list looks.

1 - bake 6 more loaves of cinnamon bread
2 - make breakfast casseroles
3 - get someone else to make fruit salad
4 - get bacon (4 lbs), cook bacon
5 - get chafing dishes
6 - orange juice
7 - get white elephant gift (+ one extra in case someone forgets)

binding on Cooper's quilt - more than half way done!
work on twisted quilt (after Christmas)
Christmas shopping - done
make stocking for Cooper
make other stockings (didn't I have four I needed to make from last year?)
make crayon holders
bake more bread (for other friends, Caro's family)
plan Christmas Eve and Christmas day foods
- done


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wishing and Hoping (and thinking and praying)

Spent the weekend in NY (hence, the picture from the temporary office -- the view from my hotel room was pretty nice too).  I may (or may not) post some pics and blog later.  For now, I need to figure out what I need to get done in the next 7 days.  starting with tomorrow.

1 - bake 6 more loaves of cinnamon bread
2 - make breakfast casseroles
3 - get someone else to make fruit salad
4 - get bacon (4 lbs), cook bacon
5 - get chafing dishes
6 - orange juice
7 - get white elephant gift (+ one extra in case someone forgets)

Then I have to figure out what I can accomplish sewing-wise, crafting-wise over the rest of the week.  Here's what I want to get done.

binding on Cooper's quilt
work on twisted quilt (after Christmas)
Christmas shopping
make stocking for Cooper
make other stockings (didn't I have four I needed to make from last year?)
make crayon holders
bake more bread (for other friends, Caro's family)
plan Christmas Eve and Christmas day foods

I still have the sewing kits I wanted to make last year and the cowls/scarves also from last year.  Such a crunch.  I swear next year I'll do better.

And I also have  a couple of packages I'd like to send out and Christmas cards .. those too!

So little time.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The view ..


The view from my temporary office. Forgive the quality, it was taken with my phone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

15 Minute Challenge

Tuesday - nic (polish)
Wednesday - tucked ends in; put stiffy on stars
Thursday - worked on twisted quilt
Friday - nolla (finnish)
Saturday - made two crocheted stars
Sunday - zilch
Monday - finished cowl from last year (only to learn that it isn't big enough, length-wise or width-wise - so back to the drawing board).

Not a very good week (it actually sounds better than it was), but there were other things going on in life. I also made some molasses spice cookies and an apple pie, so it wasn't a complete bust.  I'm goign to make a realistic list of what I can accomplish in the next two weeks and work on that.

There's always next week, right?

Head on over to Kate's Life In Pieces to see how others fared this week....


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Get The Party Started

So anyway, I made the party favors / table decorations for our Christmas party at work (known as the holiday party -- just so we can be p.c.).

Here are about 20 of them.  I made a total of 28.  I hope everyone likes them.

 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (almost)







Who needs bunk beds when you've got a linen closet??

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

15 Minute Challenge

Tuesday - chocote (Swahili)
Wednesday - made three crocheted snowflakes
Thursday - made more snowflakes
Friday - more snowflakes - put stiffy on some.  Waiting for it to dry to see how they turn out.  if I'm not happy with them, I'll have to figure out how to use stiffy better.
Saturday - worked on holiday party gifts (candy sleighs); I'll take a picture when I have them all together.  I think they're turning out quite nicely.
Sunday - crocheted snow flakes; sewed half square triangles
Monday - finished holiday favors (picture tomorrow)


Here are some progress pix on the twisted quilt..

 

Ready for sewing.  I don't usually pin, but thought I would try and see if I get better results when I do.



Chain piecing half square triangles.  They have been cut and pressed.  Now to continue the cutting/sewing of the pieces.

To join the challenge and/or see what other people have been working on this week, check out Kate's Life in Pieces.