Friday, November 10, 2006

Bits of this, bits of that...

They are having a Benefit for Mom on December 3, and since I can't be there, I figured that I would send a few things for "prizes" for the raffles. I finished 2 ornaments that I stitched this year (simple cardboard, padding, glue, felt). Both from Just Cross Stitch Ornaments 2005. I also stitched and finished the "Welcome Friends" by Lizzie Kate into my second ever flanged pillow. This one went a bit better than the Halloween one a few weeks ago.

Of course, they look better in person since our camera is so crap-tastic.

I am also sending along the 5 scarves that I have knitted & crocheted over the past few months. I figure that she can give the ugly ones away and maybe use the nicer ones for raffle prizes. It doesn't matter to me.

I got a couple of really nice surprises in the mail this week. My BFF, Stels, sent me 2 bags of Sour Patch Kids! I love those nasty little things and have been craving them like nobody's business. Thanks again, Man! Then, I got a little package from my Aunt J, she sent us this little cuddly bear for the baby. It is so soft and snuggly. Thanks, Aunt J! I posed it by the Boppy that DH bought while in Guam. It is mint green with little sheep on it. Inside the mattress-less crib.

I so want a sling for the baby, and after looking at options available online, I came across this site that gives you instructions on how to make your own!! I think that I am going to start off by making the ring sling per the instructions here. With all of the neat fabrics out there, the possibilities are endless. I might even make one for DH. For the people that sew, how do you keep your bobbins stored? I have a small clear box that holds 12 or so bobbins, but now with all the sewing that I do, I have loose bobbins rolling around in my bin. Would really love ideas that recycle something else for it (container wise or such) or that can be crafted.


For those of you that have switched over to Blogger Beta, how is it now? Do they have the bugs worked out yet? I had issues earlier with uploading pictures and had to quit for a while. Just wondering if it is that much better.


A too cute for words picture of our long-tails. Bella Baby (orange) and Killer Lilly (brown), doing what they do best, sleeping. I have been trying to keep them awake more during the day since they think that night time is perfect for tearing the house apart.


DH's birthday is Monday so I am going to try a new recipe...Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart. We recently tried a new recipe for Parmesan Chicken and it was so freakishly good, I could have eaten the whole pan of chicken. I will post that recipe next week.


Other than that, I am working on a "treat bag" for an exchange on a Yahoo group. And finishing up a top secret something for a blogging pal. I am also going to make some more "Chemo Caps" this weekend for Mom to take to Chemo and give to her friends.


Dr. visit was this week. Hard to believe that we are on the home stretch. He said that the pregnancy is going perfect. Thank God!


Today's SBQ was suggested by Jan and is:

How many different brands of "complete" embroidery floss sets do you own? How do you keep track of it? (i.e., spread sheet program, indexcards, palm pilot, etc.)

One set complete: DMC

I don't really want any of the others. Just a simple girl I guess. I have them in the clear plastic organizer boxes that you can buy at Michaels. On bobbins with little stickers at the top indicating the number. I am hoping that I can beg my Dad enough to make me a nice wooden bobbin box out of some exotic wood. He is the Wizard after all. (That is what they call him at work, "The Wizard"...he works for a small lumber company back home)



Jenn said...

All your finishes for your mom's benefit look great. I love how you finised the L*K piece.

K in Kentucky said...

Slings are wonderful! I found an Over-The-Shoulder-Baby-Holder for super cheap at a consignment sale a couple years ago and used it with my then 2-yo. It was *nice*. I still have it and am looking forward to using it with our new little one.

Great ornament gave me an idea for finishing off a couple ornaments for my daughter's preschool teachers' gifts!

Anonymous said...

If you make a sling let us know and show us the pics!!

Sounds neat.

Carey K.
Cross Stitch is my Passion!!

Mary Kathryn said...

Your items for the benefit are lovely. I love the kitty photo - I wish we weren't allergic!