Saturday morning, just before the snow started falling (it was still freezing rain when we were out there), we got the deck ready for winter. We’d kind of forgotten it. The hammock came in, too. And then the snow started falling, and we pretty much hibernated the rest of the weekend.
Prince Charming went out to get the cats more food and came home with a new toy. The pictures are terrible (have you tried to take a picture of a cat in motion? Just blurs, kind of like taking pictures of toddlers, even on the “kids and pets” setting on the camera), but you get the idea. They loved it.
I started Christmas sewing about two weeks ago, a version of these pillows [link removed] and some pinwheels [link removed]. I’d started the pinwheels as backs for the pillows, but they ended up much larger (and cuter) than I’d planned, and I couldn’t bear to cut them down. So, now I have enough pinwheels for a table runner. Yay!
I always forget to start Christmas projects until mid-December, and then it’s too late. So I’m pretty proud of myself. Since I didn’t feel like messing with invisible zippers, I cut out my next Christmas project instead. (I should be able to get those zippers installed and the pillows put together in about an hour, and I don’t want to put them on the couch until after Thanksgiving, so I have some time left.)
I have made up Simplicity 2932 before, the black and white view in this fun summery fabric [link removed]. My only complaint about it is that the straps are a bit too long, so this time I cut out the straps two sizes smaller than the rest of the apron. (My other complaint, technically
I really wanted to be making this one:
Also, McCall’s 5825 is currently missing – I’m guessing it’s in a Ziploc bag with some other fabric for a different apron, but I haven’t gone digging for it yet.
I did make progress on Joey’s’s quilt too. I moved the stripes fabric from the pile of clean laundry in the bedroom to my office. That totally counts as progress. Oh, and I found the template for the large J, and the measurements of the front side of the quilt. And I cleaned my office a bit and shredded a lot of paper.
We had a visitor on Sunday.
Maybe you don’t know how much I love bunnies. Like, adore them. Love them so much I can never own one. (No, not because I would snuggle it to death.) I could hang out with the bunnies at the State Fair for hours if the people I was with would let me.
Not the cutest bunny in the world, but beggars can’t be choosers. He’s the only one we’ve had come around in quite some time.
He hung around for quite some time. A slow mover, this one was.
The research for my paper is all done, and it just needs to be organized and written now. Shouldn’t be a problem. No tutoring this week. After the paper is written, I need to create a PowerPoint presentation about my tutoring experience, and then I’m done with that class! Just two sessions left.
I wish the Red Cross would stop calling me (I don’t pick up, because they always call when I’m at work, and it’s really awkward to talk on my cell phone in my cube). I know they want me to donate. And I’d be all about that, if perhaps they could get someone in there who wouldn’t spend 5 minutes rooting around for the vein (you think I exaggerate, but I don’t – the time before last it took three people to find the vein, and the needle was in my arm that whole time). My last few experiences have not been pleasant. There is a drive here at work in December – I might go if they have some openings left. We’ll see.
Instead of leaving you with that visual, I’ll give you this: rainbow nail polish [link removed]!