Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Southern Christmas Show

Ahh...Finally the day arrived. My friend, Julie, and I headed out for the Southern Christmas Show. It is a mass shopping experience...everything from salsa makers to true art pottery. I will share my finds later, but for now, enjoy the displays from last year's Lord&Taylor windows in NY...they set them up for viewing on the way into the shops.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Table

Finally. A new table. No more wobbly legs, no more "not enough room for everyone". It's natural cherry, from Crate and Barrel. The chairs are new as well. From Ballard Designs. love that they are leather and easy to slipcover to change the look of the room. I also purchased the console from looks so good in the office but needs some work in deciding what goes on it. Later. Need to work on xmas gift lists and creating some gifts.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

November already?

Yikes. I have not done well with keeping this blog going. I'll try anew.

The school year has flown by and the kids are doing well. I'm trying to get a grip on all the holiday plans, gifts, and entertaining to be done. I have managed to get the Christmas card done and the envelopes already addressed. This is due to being stuck downstairs for a day while new carpet was being installed upstairs. The new carpet is continuous hallway of carpet, not pieces covering the remodeled hallway. They also re-nailed the floor, so most of the annoying squeaks are gone. It is also much quieter...don't know why particularily, but enjoying it anyway.

Sewing projects completed include hemming curtains for sis and bro-in-law, jammie pants for son, halloween skirt for daughter, scottie dog skirt for daughter, Christmas dress for daughter(just needs buttons), blue floral dress for daughter(just needs to be smocked), a xmas gift for daughter(not to be mentioned yet), a slipcover for my sewing chair(soooo cute)and fixed my hubby's jacket by replacing a broken zipper.

I have plans to make a few more Christmas gifts ... can't give away any surprises yet.