Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Keeping Busy

Got up around 5am this morning, did a few little household chores before I sat down to sew. Richard has spent the day helping some friends of ours so it was just me and Hunter today. I have been trying to stay busy to keep my mind off of Andrew so much. Hunter doesn't go back to school until the 3rd so I let him sleep in. Actually he got up at 10:30am!

So I put in "Gone With the Wind" and started sewing! I haven't really had time to work on Bonnie's mystery because of all the sewing that I did before Christmas. Today I got Part One finished and pressed!
Part Two, as you can see here, is cut and ready to be sub cut and sewn! May work on that tonight.
Part Three, the paper-pieced string blocks are already finished! So I'm feeling good about this so far.

Last night I finished up the binding on the Pot Holders that I was working on for Christmas, most of those didn't get finished in time. But that is fine, I will save them or use them myself! I may make a few more of them as I get time and save them for the new house, whenever we get moved in. It will still be a few months on that!Oh and the other day, I stopped by Walmart and found this on Clearance!! They are Thomas Kinkade Potholders and Oven Mitt panels! I bought all they had which was 3 panels for $2.22 each! Each panel has 2 oven mitts and 2 potholders. I thought they might make great gifts for new year or to use for myself! (Actually I took this photo off of Ebay, because I was too lazy to take a photo)And look at this little pretty!!!! Another Jim Shore!! This was a gift from my brother and SIL! I love it!!! (Again, this photo is from Ebay, being lazy again! ) Anyway, I do love it and it meant alot that they thought to get it for me. So thanks so very much John and Kellie!!!I will now leave you with some cute little photos! Of course another one of Donkey laying in his favorite spot! I think he likes laying up there so that he can keep an eye on everyone!And my precious little Jazzy! Isn't he just sooooooo cute! He was pouting because he just had a bath and Richard used the blowdryer to dry him! :) So glad he is back home!Now since I have been sewing most of the day....I need to finish supper, which is just spaghetti and garlic bread. And also need to straighten up the living room and clean the bathroom! :( Giggle, I've tried to con Hunter into cleaning the bathroom today, even tried to pay him and he said "No" and that I was too cheap! Hmmm......may have to make him help me just for meanness! :)


Honey Bear said...

Goodness, you sure stay busy. I can't seem to get motivated - too much Christmas food and travel, I guess. Hope to make progress in the new year. Happy New Year to you. Was glad to hear about your Mom.

Cheryl Willis said...

I have been behind on the RRCB mystery. I hope to get everything cut and ironed that needs it and then sew this weekend.
my mom got me a 'sewing bee' ornament for Christmas. I hung it on the ceiling fan light pull.
can't wait to see your finished quilt. cw

Libby said...

I LOVE DONKEY! What a great picture of him!! You have done soooo much on the Mystery Quilt! I think it's going to be a nice one. I have never seen a Thomas Kinkade panel. It looks very pretty! Tomorrow, we are going to the town that has Joann's, I'm going to see what they have in after Christmas stuff!

Texan said...

I am for sure making some of those pot holders for Christmas gifts next year and some for me! I love doing anything strippy!

Yvette said...

It is so good to see you sewing more and more. Your mystery quilt is really coming along great. I really like the potholders too, I need to do that next year. I have a ton of Christmas fabrics and I think they would make great gifts.