Thursday, November 24, 2011


I love black Friday. Usually we make rice crispy treats, form a strategy and go hit around five stores. This year we are attempting the midnight madness in the mall. So far we have not found anything spectacular bit it is fun to be in the hustle and bussel.

Monday, November 14, 2011

My first take up job!

So I know sewing hems for pants is not rocket science but it was a first.  I was asked to shorten a pair of overalls this weekend of course only a few hours before they were to be worn.  :)  I went an bought new sewing machine needles and measured twice so I could cut once.  They came out fabulously!  This tiny project bolstered my sewing courage and I think I am going to have to make my sewing machine cover sometime this week... or maybe a Christmas tree skirt that has been on my to-done list for a year! 

What tiny project has gave you great satisfaction or encouraged you to step out in unknown areas?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


So today I was getting ready to go to work and I noticed a broach that came with a sweater sitting in my counter. As I reached to pick it up I thought about another one I had tucked away for just a day like this. I don't know if it is just that time of the year when you think about family or the fact as the youngest I feel a bit left out. I went and got the beautiful broach that we found in a traveling case owned by my great grandmother. I am not sure if it was hers or my great aunt's who had the case afterwards. Either way I was very excited to get to wear a fun piece of jewelry and be connected to them in a physical way for a day. So I just wanted to share it with you. Do you have a fun small thing that brightens your day when you remember the people who had it before you?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A plan!

Well I have a plan! And I think it is workable! Those seem to be the best kind :) I have cast on the Toasty woodland wrap from the 2011 Holiday issue of Love of Knitting. So I figure if I can do at least one repeat each day I'll have this knocked out by Dec 15th. So I think I'll cast on my other scarfs and work them simultaneously.

So my question is do you do one project at a time when your on a deadline or do a bit of each one?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday season has opened!

Yea! My favorite time of the year is fast approaching. The time you can listen to Christmas music without judgement, you get Christmas and thanksgiving breaks and it is baking season.

I thought I would set out some holiday goals and I invite you to add your own!

1) I am going to buy all my presents before Dec 24th.

2) I will not eat a whole pumpkin pie all by myself (it is so easy to just even it up until there is none left)

3) I will blog once a week.

4) I will finish all Christmas presents. (gifts in pieces are not near as much fun)

How about you? What are your November-resolutions?