Saturday, November 22, 2014

Finally, some finishes!

I finished the 4 crazy cat pillowcases made from this fabric along with an aqua and blue narrow striped fabric for the flange between the body and the cuff of the pillowcases. They will hold Christmas gift cards for my cat crazy daughters and granddaughters.

In case you're wondering why I've referred recently to my grandaughters--plural--and up until now I've only ever mentioned once grandchild, well, I'm about to instantly acquire 3 more grandchildren!  My soon-to-be daughter-in-law Erin has 3 of the sweetest children so I've begun referring to them as my grandchildren as well as Lily.  Carrie is 15 years old and is one of the nicest young teens I've met in a very long time.  And the little boys are something else--in the best sense!  So, Carrie and Lily will both get cat pillowcases with mad money tucked inside!  The boys will appreciate a toy or two under the tree.

Yesterday, I also worked on these little scissor holders and I finished all 10 of them except for a seam on the last one and stitching on a button.  I'd wanted to get them all done, but dinner prep was calling me. Tomorrow I'll finish the last of them and package them up ready to give out at the next guild meeting in December.

The weather cooperated with us today and Don and I managed to string lights along the eaves of the house.  We won't turn them on until after Thanksgiving, tho. Tomorrow, I want him to go with me to "the woods" where we can prune some evergreen trees of a few boughs which will fit quite nicely in a pot or two by the front door.  I always string colored lights in these pots and they look especially nice when we've had a fresh snowfall and the lights are muted due to the snow. Again, not going to turn them on until after the big T day.

And, I've managed to work out on the stationary bike every day this week but for yesterday. When I returned from my quilting day with the ladies, I was totally exhausted and gave myself the day off from exercising. Today, however, I spent an extra 15 minutes on the bike to try to make up for yesterday. Now, I'm tired out from that!  I just have to keep telling myself that in 6 weeks or so, this will seem like child's play and I'll be riding like the wind!  Whoo Hooo!  

1 comment:

  1. Im sure that the bike riding will get easier and that in 6 weeks you'll be chuckling at the thought that what you're doing now tires you. Im starting my walking next week ...will let you know how that goes. (assuming I dont drop dead first time out – last time I exercised was about 5 years ago)

    How utterly cool to get three extra grandies at once . They sound like great kids.