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Monday, February 28, 2011

Vacation's Over

Good morning all!  I am trying my very best to be cheerful on this Monday morning that finds me back to work after February break.  And-to top it off, I have a dentist appointment this afternoon(what silly person made that appointment for today??!!)  My youngest got his driver's permit over break(yikes) and the next day, he came down with the dreaded stomach bug.  I felt so bad for him.  It really wiped him out for several days.  I decided to put some highlights in my hair and ended up way too blonde for my liking.  Hubs says he loves it and I can't tell if he is just being nice.  I ran into two co-workers at the grocery store and they didn't mention my hair at all so I feel that is a sign that it is not a becoming change.  Oh well, enough of the blahs and on to the fun stuff! 

I was very fortunate to have won a giveaway from Tiff at Folded Gingham.  I was beyond thrilled.  Hers is one of the first blogs I started following long before I started blogging myself.  I felt like I knew her a little bit from reading all this time.  Thanks Tiff. 
I continued on my journey with my serger and made the second recommended project.  I made 2 rice bags for my boys.  I changed the thread to coordinate with my fabrics and had a little trouble this time, but I got out the handy cd rom that came with it and found it a little easier to follow than the directions in the book. They turned out pretty well and I enjoyed making them.  They were fairly easy and my two guys liked them.  My oldest is playing arena football right now so he was using mine all the time and appreciated a more masculine covered one of his own!

I also made a really cute fabric basket.  I found the pattern on a sewing calendar I bought this year.  A friend of mine had last year's calendar and she mentioned it to me so I looked for one this year.  Every three days, there is a cute idea to sew.  I used cat fabric(naturally) for my basket and I can keep my knitting in it or my cat's growing number of cat toys!  

Speaking of Mickey, here is a picture of her sitting on my dresser among my Disney Haunted Mansion collectibles.  For some reason she puts on her stern face when the camera comes out!   

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Take care.  Nancy

Oh by the way, I am thinking of purchasing a Tempurpedic Cloud bed-anyone with experience willing to let me know their opinion?  Thanks.    


  1. What a cute fabric basket. I love it. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  2. That is a lovely basket. I have the same calendar but have yet to make anything from it. I had visions of me making the pattern every three days... oh well!

  3. I love your basket. It can be used for so much!

  4. The basket is very cute. When I put highlights in my hair and nobody notices I always think the same thing. But then I realized that most people don't even notice!!