Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Here I am!

Hope you didn't forget about me!  Thanks to all of you who sent me your thoughts and condolences for Cheyenne.  She was a sweet cat and I miss her terribly.  We did adopt Holly right before Thanksgiving and she has been a joy to have around. We've had a lot of great cats over the 27 years we've been married, but never one with the personality that Holly has.  She's constantly making me smile!

So, here's a quick wrap up of our holidays...the kids were all here for dinner and we had a wonderful time...

and my little bit of "secret sewing" that was on my short list was embroidering Dayna's name on her new Christmas stocking.  We figured that it was about time she had her own stocking on Christmas instead of using an old one that we've had for years.  I got this stocking at Target and embroidered her name on it. She seemed very excited when she saw it!

I haven't done any sewing since the new year started, although I have been doing some crochet.  One of Ellen's friends just had a baby boy and I had started a little afghan for him.  It's about 36 x 36...not very big! Well, little Wyatt weighed in over 10 pounds, so by the time I finish it, he will be far too big to wrap up in it!  On to plan B....I think a baby quilt is in my future!

Another reason I haven't sewn is that my sewing room has been a dumping ground since Christmas.  It's going to take a bit of tidying up before I can find the top of my sewing table...I need to excavate down through layers of stuff!

So, my short list for now will stay very short...

1. Finish the crochet afghan,
2. quilt and bind my Gail Pan Christmas Quilt that didn't get finished for Christmas!
3. Finish my "birthday quilt" which will be going to Ellen once it's finished.  It needs more borders, quilting and binding.

But none of that can be done until I clean the sewing room....I'd better get to work!


Kathie said...

cute idea for the stocking
oh yes a bigger baby quilt seems like the best idea!
save the afghan for another baby! 10lbs wow!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

I had to laugh at your comments about using an old stocking -- we've been doing that for SweetiePie -- I guess I should take your lead and get her one of her own. Sounds like you've got a good list going there -- have fun cleaning!