This past week I've had vacation from work, so I got to stitch a little.I would have enjoyed going to KC to visit my folks, but my MIL passed away, so I stayed here with my husband. He is doing okay, but it hits him hard sometimes.
I have not done any holiday decorating, but have dined with my kids, shopped a little (re-discovered E-bay) and went to church this morning. While shopping I managed to find two new-to-me coffee tables.
Here is our old coffee table headed out the door, and the new one is in the background with Joey on top of it. I found the "new" table at the Habitat store.
I found this one at a consignment shop. I love glass topped tables because I can clean them better. We had just had the carpets steam cleaned. Usually we have a green oriental carpet under the main coffee table.
|(for Andy and Chelsea)|
Since I learned how to make pillowcases, all the boys are getting a set of cases (among other things) for Christmas.
|(for Adam and Mary Elizabeth)|
I top-stitched the accent strip down this time as I read on a blog that it will stay down after washing that way and not require ironing. I also used French seams on the inside to enclose the raw edges. I only had to unstitch and re-do twice (progress).
|(for Eron and Meredith)|
I showed this (blue and yellow) pair of cases to my neighbor, and offered to make her a pair. She needs king size so I had to adapt. Instead of 27" for the main portion, you upsize to 36" (see the Twiddletails pdf)
|(for Wanda and James)|
I finished quilting the little quilt, but have yet to bind.
I mentioned I'd done a little shopping on E-bay. I never in a million years would have thought to order cowboy boots from online. Not in a million years. But I fell in love with a picture of one boot size 9 1/2, so I made the purchase, and then spent 4 days worried I'd wasted the money my husband gave me for my Christmas present. The picture only had one boot in it. What if I hadn't read the information correctly and there really was only one boot? Or the second boot was too deformed to be in the picture?
It looked like they'd never been out of the box. And when I slipped them on, they felt like they were made for me. I got lucky. I love them.
Three hundred dollars less than retail price. I did good this time. I never need another pair of boots ever in this lifetime.
I also bought some new dog beds, but one was requisitioned by the Kitten.
I'd better get some sleep; it's 1:30 a.m. and the kids will be over in a few hours. I really have got to clean this place up and get festive.