My second home is the library. It was such a delight to work in the library and get to handle the new books firsthand.
Recently I checked out Sweet and Simple Patchwork Gifts, which I recommend if you sew or quilt.
It’s a visual treat and has great ideas with good step by step instructions. The ideas are colorful and many are small items that won’t take long to make.
This is the finished pillow.
A few years ago I decided to start buying the Target Christmas dinnerware; little did I know that they were going to discontinue the pattern. So all that I was able to get was 4 salad plates and 4 saucers, not even 1 cup could I find at any of the Target stores. Each year I procrastinated about purchasing the pieces until it was too late. My husband always scolds me when I say, “Oh, I’ll get it later.”, because later becomes never. How many of you have done that?
Well now I have to put them together with my depression glass, which looks ok, but I can’t really use them at Christmas time because there won’t be enough for the 12 of us. Another lesson learned!
I posted about an apron a while back made with kitchen towels and I’m happy to say I finished sewing it. I promised myself that I would wear aprons in the kitchen from now on because I have ruined many of my tops with grease stains. One of my lovely daughters agreed to model the apron. She looks ready to do my chores.
I had just picked some oranges and lemons, that have been out in this frosty weather, that we’ve had for 5 days. So hopefully they’re still good enough to enjoy.
“Procrastination is the thief of time.”–Edward Young