Sunday, December 8, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
|Love my scoreboard for making the cards and envelopes.|
Visit lots of busy happy desks at the lovely Miss Julia's link party right here.
|I've got a little production line set up to make my cards!|
You know, last week on Thanksgiving, I knew I had a full two days of cooking ahead of me and a crazy sciatic-nerve lower back on my right side mainly. But, I exercise and stretch every day and I feel pretty good! I just kept focusing on the blessings and the joy of the holiday and I was like superwoman getting all that cooking done! We had such a feast and such a great time together. My sister bought the 20-lb. turkey, and I stuffed it with onion, oranges, and rosemary, and basted it with plenty of butter and olive oil. It was juicy and delish! I made fresh citrus cranberry sauce with a homemade stuffing and lots of other side dishes...we had lots of yummy leftovers.
|The view to the left of my worktable, which I don't usually photograph. I was playing with my Samsung Tablet!|
Now I'm in Christmas card production mode. I love all the gorgeous scrapbook papers we can get now. I used, over the weekend, a fantastic Michaels coupon to get 25% off even the sale items and the scrap pads were all 50% off already. Needless to say, I was in scrapbook paper heaven! I'm making all my cards and envelopes--and I love it because they are all unique. The weather has warmed up BUT the snow is moving in by Thursday night. I say it's time to put on the Christmas music, make hot chocolate, and knit!
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Be Happy
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I love holiday vacations...family time, a little crafty time, and planning and cooking for Thanksgiving. Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday!
I've been catching up on my tag-making, while making lists for my Thanksgiving cooking. Wednesday is when I make the cranberry sauce, black forest pie, spoon cornbread, and put together the stuffing. Thursday is everything else--a 20-lb. roast turkey, mashed potatoes, bubble buns, a special green bean dish, broccoli cheese and rice casserole, and something new: crockpot pumpkin pie. You see I wanted to use fresh pumpkin from my garden, but I wanted to do something new, so we'll see how it goes! I have lots of recipe testers around to try it. Have a wonderful week!
|There's my coffee, pearl cotton embroidery thread, little tags cut out in felt, and grommet making goodies.|
|stitching on a tag|
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."
"The fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet."
I am such a summer girl. As we approach the colder months and it's a cold rainy day today, I thought of this photo I took in my garden, when I was surrounded by zinnias and marigolds and the gorgeous butterflies and fat bees were everywhere. We were all happy in the sunshine, my basket full of tomatoes and herbs, and the day seemed wonderfully endless. I love long days.
|Starting a little indoor herb garden|
But I have some tricks up my sleeve to help me stay happy through winter. I stitch and craft a lot. My embroidery and cross-stitch goes off the charts! I have several plants on my greenhouse sunporch including a fat pot I've started which I call my little herb garden, planted with parsley, dill and basil. I like pretty coats and scarves to make it more fun to be out in the weather. We always take a lot selfies when the first snow hits! And I love good movies, and it's the perfect time of year to get cozy, wear fun slippers, get out my knitting, and watch Meet Me In St. Louis.
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch Cozy
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Crazy right? One new thing causes such a reshuffle in the crafty corner.
So...here's my baby now on its own shelf, safe and sound. The extended multi-purpose platform stays stored right there with it.
Peeking behind it is my other little baby--the Texture Boutique. I realize the Big Shot does both, and yet I still like using the Texture Boutique too.
Many things got rearranged and stashed into my crafty boxes. I don't really have a lot of space, that's why I call it my "crafty corner." So I'm constantly making messes and putting it all away.
I feel blessed just to have a crafty corner though. It's funny because when my daughter goes to a friend's house, sometimes she'll say she didn't see where the mom does her crafting.
Then she started realizing not all moms have a crafty corner or studio for that matter! And that seems strange to her.
The dollhouse renovation is moving along and here is another little door mat I embroidered for the living room. Have a wonderful week crafters!
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Be Happy