Archive for December, 2008

It’s Definitely December

I’ve been MIA with holiday preparations and tending boys. I have decided that I did not, in fact, give birth to two beautiful, healthy boys. Instead I merely unleashed two relentless forces of destruction into the world. In an attempt to harness some of this energy, I got them both kid-sized shovels. Here’s my three boys taking a first stab at the foot of snow that fell this weekend. There’s another 6-8″ on the way today so they’ll be out again for sure.


As a snowy day activity, we made 5 dozen sugar cookies (same as the Easter cookies) the other day and frosted them. Doing anything with children under the age of five is like doing water ballet in quicksand. I had envisioned festive holiday shapes in red and green. Silly me. The big boy found the giant bucket of 30 cookies cutters I got on sale once and insisted on using every single one. We have dinosaurs, ice cream cones and dog bones absolutely dripping with icing and sprinkles. Now if that doesn’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ then I don’t know what does. I’ll post a picture soon.

I still haven’t finished all my holiday sewing. Next week I will have to take my machine in for a long overdue service. It’s just limping along reluctantly now. Then I’ll need to finish up the nine patch and dinosaur quilt as soon as I get my machine back then start on a quilt for my sister in law. I orderd some hard-to-find bird fabrics from LuckyKaeruFabric’s Etsy shop and they are so incredibly gorgeous that I can’t imagine cutting them up. The camera (and my shoddy photography) does not do them justice (drool, drool).

birdfabricHopefully today I can enjoy a snow day of sewing while the boys are out with their shovels.


December 21, 2008 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

More Pillows


I’m having great fun making these pillows. These latest ones have gone all wonky, no parallel seams here. It feels very creative, just picking through the scrap bag finding colors and shapes and constructing a pillow puzzle. They may end up in my Etsy shop where I’ve been promising fabric pieces for more than a year.

December 8, 2008 at 10:21 am 1 comment

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