Monday, November 27, 2006

I'm trying out the id photo thing.

My Christmas Projects

Here's what I made last week. I gave it to Katrina for her Birthday. It's a wall hanging or table topper. I don't remember the name of the pattern right now.

I bought a couple of months ago a 10 lb box of scrap fabric on eBay (with shipping, about 1$ a pound), and I'm using up all of the Christmas fabrics that came in the box. I have two more little things to do and I'll be done with those.

The box was a wonderful investment, I've already had such fun with it.

In other ridiculous news, I've almost finished wrapping my Christmas presents. Not all of them, but all of them that I've already purchased. It's terribly early. It's not even December yet. I'm a crazy person. But that leaves lots of time to work on my quilting projects and I like to have a clean table for that, so maybe it's not too awful.

And I ripped the music off of all 52 of our Christmas CD's onto the computer, so we can listen to a super mega mix of Christmas music. I wonder if there's a way to find out how many hours total there are?

Goal for this year after Christmas: Don't buy any Christmas CD's.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Start

I've been thinking that I'd like a place to talk about other things that aren't necessarily fit for the sad blog. And everyone's here now, so this is a good place. This may be updated, may be neglected. We'll see what happens.

Today I'm happy because I started a Christmas quilting project and I'm pretty happy with it so far. I'm surprised I like quilting, because of the precision required, but if you choose your patterns carefully and aren't too picky, then even an anti-perfectionist like me can be happy. I'm always surprised when I start something how much I like it. Sewing provides, for me, the perfect time to think things through. I guess that's because I'm not paying too much attention to detail. But I think a handmade project should look home made, and not perfect like a machine. No one would ever confuse my work with something machine made. :)

And I talked to Chelsea for a long time on the phone tonight, and that was wonderful. I miss her, but I'm glad she's back in the country and we can talk for an hour and a half. And she'll be home for Christmas!