Tuesday, November 18, 2008


With this unwelcome winter weather here already I have a very STRONG desire to hibernate.  Luckily for me I can "hibernate" in the basement office.  It's "sunny" all the time and I can't see a snowflake anywhere.  (It has almost everything I need.  (Junk) Food in the closet, drinks in the refrigerator, movies and music on the computer, and a bathroom not too far away.)  I started my "hibernation" yesterday after waking up to snow.  I did go to bed with snow on the ground but I thought, hoped, wished, it might have disappeared in the night.  No such luck.  I was in a foul mood which helped the hibernating desire.  I decided to spend all day in the office.  That was pretty much the case.  And in so doing I sewed two rag quilts!  They both have to be clipped but the long part is done.  They don't have a loving home yet but soon will when I donate them.

Today the sun was out so Kade and I ran a few errands so I could stay in the rest of the week in case the sun doesn't show itself again.  This afternoon I decided to work on some projects that I'd already started just so I could say they're done.  The project I just finished is my Christmas cards!  Let me rephrase that so no one gets mad at me.  I finished the outside.  Mickey still has to take the family picture and I have to write the little blurb that goes inside.  I started the cards last month at a crop with my friends.  I didn't want to print pictures so that's what I decided to work on.  I also knew I would be terribly busy most of November and December.  Who isn't?  In case anyone is curious here's a picture of the supplies I used to make my cards.  I will post the finished product in December.  There are two variations of the card if you're wondering.

Christmas Card Supplies

I just want to thank my friends Becca, Vicky, and Tricia for all their support while getting the card started.  And talking/forcing me to use glitter glue.  I couldn't have done it without you and the card wouldn't have looked as good either.

Last month I finished the cable jacket I was knitting.  Soon I will get a picture of it.  I've worn it a few times.  It's very cozy and keeps me toasty warm.  Now I have a stack of cable squares to sew together.  But I have a line of bags waiting to be sewn too.  There's too much for me to do.  Maybe I'll spend the entire winter in the office.


Janel said...

What background will you be using for this year's Christmas card? I can't wait to see it, and especially that cable sweater. Before I met you, I thought knitted sweaters were for frumpy grandmas. Boy, have you changed my opinion about knitting! Way to go with the cards, too!

Kelly said...

I haven't thought about the background yet. That's more Mickey's thing. But a beach location would be funny with all of us in fleece or something. We'll have to think about it.

Justin & LeighAnne said...

Was that the royal blue sweater you were wearing on Saturday? If so... beautiful and very impressive :)

Kelly said...

Yes, that was it.

Jilsyt said...

Ahhh, now I'm not left to wonder, "How does she get so much done?" You get to hibernate with your crafts. And, you're very good at it (the results, not the hibernating, although you might be good at hibernating as well. ;) ) Can't wait to see this year's Christmas card. Ours will be designed and produced by Target.

tjgordenmom said...

I am so glad that you liked all of the ideas that we were throwing at you! They are beautiful I am sure! I wish I could see the final results with the stickles!