It's a crisp, chilly day here. The temperature outside, barely nosing above 60 degrees, is doing its best to convince us that it really is Fall. While Tom and Lacy are hard at work nailing down a new roof on a house across town, the rest of us are just enjoying a lazy day at the homestead. I figured this was as good a time as any to update my poor, neglected blog.
The children are outside on the deck engaged in crafty pursuits. Holly and Maggie are busy making patterns with perler beads and ironing them to make cool designs. Maggie's wavy hair is a result of the French braids she wore to the daddy/daughter dinner last night. Cute, huh?
Personally, I just think it's great to have a whole day at home with nothing at all that has to be done. I'd have a hard time thinking of anything much better than being home with a sewing project I'm excited about and a whole day to work on it. So, I'm occupying my time messing about with the Christmas quilt give-away. This one has morphed into something completely different than I originally planned. I keep tweaking it here and there, adding and deleting elements, my hands trying frantically to keep up with my ADD brain. But it's coming along nicely and is possibly my favorite so far. When it's completed this week I'll be sure to let you know. Then, I'll draw a name for the winner on Thanksgiving Day, per tradition. Holla if you want in.
Other than that, there are several other sewing projects I want to show you in the next few days. I made the cutest toy for Kyle this morning on a whim--saw it on a blog and had to make one. Super fun and easy to sew-- he's gonna love it. I'll definitely snap a few photos of him when he sees it and will likely make another to give away. Then there's the Christmas gift I've been hand stitching pretty steadily for the past few weeks. Oh, my goodness. I love it so much. Well, as much as I can love something that can't love me back. And recipes--got some photos chillin' in the iPhoto, ready to become blog posts as well.
I hope you're enjoying your Saturday as much as we are.