Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Day 334 of 2016

Our quilting hostess for tonight has her house decorated for Christmas. 
This is one of her favorite ornaments. 
I can see why.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Day 333 of 2016

I started this in 2014 when GB#3 was a baby and came to see me each day. 
Now where was I?


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day 332 of 2016

"Look, I made a hat." 
Literally. 
Technically, there are still ends to weave in, 
but I needed a quick gift
 so I started and finished this little baby hat this evening.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Day 331 of 2016

My parliament is complete more than a week ahead of time. 
I think they have gathered for a cup of tea.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Day 330 of 2016

The Thanksgiving colors are about to be retired for the year 
to make way for the Christmas colors.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Day 329 of 2016

If you look closely you will see me wishing you a 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh, and this happened today.
Oops!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 328 of 2016

For those of you who have not seen this room, this is unrecognizable. 
For those of you who have seen it, you know this is true.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Day 326 of 2016

Oh, Target.  You have some of the silliest things, 
but sometimes they speak to me and I have to buy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Day 325 of 2016

While sorting through some things 
I found a few notebooks with some of Little E's artwork.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Day 323 of 365

Thanks, Fireball, for suggesting Pinterest. 
This is just what I need to get the cabinet doors finally installed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Day 321 of 2016

I do wish the color in this photo were more accurate. 
This really is a beautiful teal blue. 
I will try to get a better picture when this project is finished.

That said, I am about to begin work on another of Little E's UFOs.
This one needs a little knitting along with the weaving of ends 
and sewing up one small section. 
In order to accomplish this successfully, 
I need to become comfortable with the stitch pattern 
and get a gauge that is as close to the original knitting as possible. 
I've done a swatch and I think I'm there.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Day 320 of 2016

I finished another of Little E's UFOs today. 
There were lots of ends to weave in and a couple buttons to sew on. 
Done!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Day 319 of 2016

Today I am working on my PHD (Projects Half Done.) 
Five finished, thirteen to go. 
Deadline, December 6. 
I think I can, I think I can.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Day 318 of 2016

For my sister. 
Belated greetings are going out in the mail today. 
Thank you to Hallmark for a pretty accurate depiction of us when we were younger. 
I am definitely the one on the right.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Day 316 of 2016

I went to the store with a plan.
The plan didn't quite work out like I thought it would, 
but I think this might work out even better.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Day 315 of 2016

When Little E moved out of the country 
I inherited lots of her unfinished knitting projects.  
This one just needed a little sewing up at the neckline and ends woven in.  
Done.  
It's going to be cool tomorrow.  I think I will wear it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Day 314 of 2016

Daylight Saving Time ended a few days ago. 
Some people have trouble with the mornings and bedtimes.
I'm okay with those.
It's the earlier sunsets that I am having a rough time with. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Day 313 of 2016

For show and tell tonight one of my quilting buddies brought 
this fun Christmas quilt she recently finished.  
It's never too early to get ready, is it?

Monday, November 7, 2016

Day 312 of 2016

Cutting.  Halfway there. 
Well, I haven't started the background yet, so I guess it's really halfway to halfway.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Day 309 of 2016

Do I own template plastic? 
Yes.  Probably. 
Can I locate it for the current project? 
Of course not. 
Does my local craft store stay open late and sell the product I need? 
Yes.  Yes, they do. 

To be honest, I probably don't have the heavy duty stuff which I am very glad I got.  
I did have a 40% off coupon so, once again, all is well.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Day 307 of 2016

I am on day four of a nasty cold and am still feeling quite puny. 
The headaches in particular have me moving quite slowly. 
Tonight you will find me in my favorite chair 
snuggled with a cozy flannel quilt, 
reading my new quilt magazine 
and watching the final game of the World Series.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Day 306 of 2016

Do you remember that a new house was started down the street? 
Here is the latest construction update.  
The digging is complete, the foundation was built, 
and the ground around the foundation has been graded.