Sunday, December 27, 2009

My New BFF

Aaron read somewhere that a husband should never, ever, ever give kitchen appliances as gifts. Well, that person doesn't have me for a wife. And I *heart* kitchen appliances. Here's my latest - so very excited for this one:

Isn't she pretty? Now my slow cooker (we dubbed her "Big Sister" in honor of my Gran's nursemaid when she was little) has a little sister. What's not to love about a gorgeous little stainless steel fondue pot? Dipping things into cheese (or oil or broth or chocolate or caramel!) is right up my alley. I think my kids will like it too. I've officially dubbed Saturdays as fondue night. We're going to try this baby out.

More to post later on the goings on of Christmas. Working on a quilt top right now. Should be done by the end of the week.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Busy Girl!

Here's my to-do-before-Christmas list:
  • Sew dolls and doll clothes - for Laurel and for the little girl at church who's card we drew
  • Sew coloring wallets for kids, and one for little girl
  • Make doll blanket for little girl
  • Finish Laurel's doll sleeping bag
  • Bake - cookies and a coconut cake to enter in a holiday recipe contest
  • Study French - I always say this, then I always find something else to do
  • Wrap presents
  • Finish some aprons (can be finished after Christmas too)
  • Start my new quilt tops (can be finished after Christmas too)

How's that? I have a craft day on Saturday at the community center - just for moms, no kids! 4 hours of getting things done - hooray! I'm getting things cut out and ready to sew so that's all I have to do while I'm down there. I'll post pictures on Sunday of the finished products.

Oh, and one more thing. Take an adorable picture of my kids in their Von Trapp Family outfits. Super matchy matchy Christmas outfits. If I wear my new red coat, I match as well. And Aaron has a dark suit with a red tie that matches too. We might have to be in the picture as well.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What I Think About . . .

I've stopped wondering what might fill my mind if things like lemon macarons with lemon curd didn't pop in there all the time. I've gotten the macaron bug (and yes, it is spelled macaron, I promise). I'm planning on making some for Christmas as goodies for friends. Chocolate ones.

But I thought, hey, wouldn't Lemon ones be tasty. Or vanilla with lemon curd.

See, all that brain power could be going to something else, but instead, I think about pastries.


Could be worse. The world might be a better place if people just thought about cookies. And ate them. With big tall glasses of milk.

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Project

I bought the Love U fabric, ready to make that quilt from Moda Bake Shop. Come to find out what I thought was white was a little bit creamier than it looked online (the perils of online quilt shopping!). So I'm saving the white fabric for the same quilt, just pairing it with another project. I bought a second Love U jelly roll . . .
And I'll be making that quilt up top there, from this quilt along. Very, very simple. I'm loving it.

Apologies for this goofy post. It's late and I'm tired. The photo got deleted and I didn't want to redo the entire post. So the pictures are out of order. We'll all survive!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...