Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Baby #3

We've been blessed with another grandbaby.

Meet Bree Jay born 2/5/13 at 3:13 am, 7 lbs 14 oz, 20-1/2 inches long.

We can't wait to see her in person.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 New Year

Hooray! It's a new year and I'm excited. I ate my black eyed peas which is our family tradition.

The whole year is stretched out before me like a blank canvas. What will I do with it? How will I make my mark on the new year?

I stopped making resolutions years ago. Now I make to-do lists and set goals.

So, here's to a new year with new beginnings and a chance to be a better person than I was in 2012.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Re-doing a wreath

Tonight I sat in the floor and picked berries and pine cones off a wreath. Sound exciting? Want to come help me?

I'm not even going to get into how long I've had this thing and how long I've planned to remake it. Let's just say it's been a while.

Now I have a naked wreath ready for some new redo.

I hope everyone is having a great week.

Where did day 16 go?

I'm not sure what happened to my Day 16 post. It was there and then it wasn't. Oh well.

I finished hemming a jacket from last Fall. I hate how I know I need to do something and I know it won't take me 10 minutes, but still, I put it off.  Procrastination is my middle name.

Pictures can be found under the 31 days tab. Please don't mind the wreaths in the picture. I'm out of places to stick them for the moment.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 15, all about buttons

You know how some days you just want to crawl in a hole and pull it in on top of yourself. Yeah, that was my Monday.

Tonight I tackled the basket of buttons I've collected for the past year or so. I pick them up when I see them at garage sales, estate sales, and the thrift store.

I pulled buttons off cards, clipped threads, and sorted until I got that basket emptied. Now my buttons are sorted by color and ready for a project later on.

Pictures can be found on the 31 days tab.

I hope everyone had a super snazzy Monday.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Burlap lampshade for Day 14

This one is kind of embarrassing. I've put this project off for just over 3 years for no apparent reason. Shame on me.

My finish for day 14 is a burlap lampshade. It was a piece of cake to finish and now DH thinks I need to do the other  one in the room as well. We'll see.

Check the 31 days tab for more information

In other news, I mastered the miter saw. Not the little yellow box with a hand saw. No, the big honkin' thing that could take your hand off without missing a beat.

Mom asked me if DH could cut a rolling pin for her and I told her he would. But, DH pulled a disappearing act while I went to fetch the rolling pin so I thought I'd try it myself.

I'm not intimidated by too many power tools, but the table saw and the miter saw would be the two that do it for me. Honestly, it took me longer to figure out how to raise the blade (there's a little pin holding the arm down) than it did to make two cuts. Poor rolling pin. I love rolling pins of any kind, shape, and size and I have to admit it might have hurt a little bit to cut it.

Well, I'd better hit the tub and get ready for work tomorrow. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Two days with no internet

Hooray! It rained.

On days 11 and 12 we had no internet. It's surprising how much stuff you can do when you're not glued to a keyboard or mouse, staring blindly at a screen. It also helps when the electricity goes off for a bit.

On Day 11 my intention was to sew, but short of dragging out one of the treadle machines or sewing by hand it wasn't happening. Instead, I schlepped furniture downstairs to the basement. The bench from Day 1 and the table from Day 5 are out of the way for the time being. No more stubbed toes or grumbling husband.

Day 12, still no internet. Bummer. I tackled the garage and took a load of paint-able furniture to storage. Now DH is really happy. Silly man, I have a plan for that stuff.

So, while there's no pictures to show my finishes, I did finish a couple of things.