Tuesday, November 30, 2010

home sweet home!

We are home from a whirlwind 11 day trip to Maryland. We saw lots of family, ate too much food and had a wonderful time. Now I am trying to dig myself out from under piles of laundry, groceries, and the general "we've been away for 11 days mess". Our dining room and kitchen table are piles so high with stuff you can't even see the surface, but my Christmas Tree is up... not decorated, but up, none the less.

While we were unloading the car last night I realized we had accidentally returned one of our public library items to the church library (in MD,oops!) and the librarian at the church was kind enough to offer to mail them to our library, since we can't just swing by and pick them up!

I've got a few things I am still hopping to get into my Etsy Shop this week in between cookie making and Christmas sewing (and catching up on my blog reading, there are over 200 unread post in my reader right now!). A few Camera Straps and maybe some sketch books too.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

one little, two little... five little indians...

Just a few of the many blessings I am thankful for this Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!!!

(It was Pilgrim and Indian night at AWANA, and the big kids couldn't leave out their baby sister from the fun.)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

finally fall!

The leaves finally decided to change color around here, almost over night. I walked outside the other day to see this- does it get any better than that?

This is my favorite tree in out yard, the only one that turns yellow, I love how it stand out among the oranges and browns around it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

quilt update

I know, I must me the worlds slowest quilter, but I finally got the top to my quilt done last week!

It is far from perfect, and my husband says it looks like it "came from grandma's house"... he was a bit surprised when I told him I wanted it to look like it "came from grandma's". I don't know if I love it, but I will say I like it more now that it is all pressed then I did when I was only half done with the top. And I always like quilts more once they are quilted- that adds so much character to it.
I still don't have my backing fabric picked out (any suggestions?) and am not looking forward to the actual quilting, it is so big and I wonder at my machines ability to handle such a task. Anyway, at the rate I am going I won't have to worry about that for at least another 6 months anyway :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

what's the baby doing?

Addie was crawling around my legs the other day while I was on the computer. I looked down to see this.
She was after something...
Who needs toys when you've got a trashcan and some crumpled paper?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

signs of a productive day

You know it's been a good crafting day when the table looks like this at day's end.

Here are a few of the things that came into being from that mess

And I finished my matryoshka dolls.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

lovely ladies

I made another one last night while we watched TV. I definitely need to make at least one more to complete the set, but they are so fun to make, I just may have to keep going.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I am totally addicted to making these camera straps! I sure do hope someone wants to buy them, cause I can't stop making them! Here are a few I've made so far...
I am doing another craft show before Thanksgiving, but any I don't sell there I will be posting in my etsy shop by the first of next month... just in time for some last minute Christmas shopping.

p.s. I meant to take pictures of my finished matryoshka doll, but the early dark snuck up on me today. I will take pictures and post tomorrow, she turned out so cute... I may just have a new addiction :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

matryoshka dolls

I've always loved these dolls. I used to play with my mom's when I was a kid. The idea to sew up a little Matryoshka doll ornament popped into my head today when I saw these plates. Obviously I am still working on my girl, but I thought I would share anyway :)
What are you making today?

Friday, November 5, 2010

family silhouette

My Family from WiddlyTinks.com

I saw this on my friends blog and thought it was so cute, so I had to try one myself :)
I am still here, just haven't had much time for blogging. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things next week!

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