It's been a week. Oooh, boy it's been a week. I was the afternoon program mom at pre-school on Monday and Wednesday. That effectively wrote off both days, since, really what's the point in starting something when I've gotta put it away two hours later anyway? I didn't get into my groove until Thursday, but when I did, wooo! Stand back!
Quilting - I finally got around to dropping those two little quilts for Katie in the mail. She loved them (whew) and there was a nice little check in the mail yesterday. :o) I haven't worked on the Nesting Robin in weeks, but I think that will change this evening. All 5 "clues" have been revealed, I wonder if I can have it done before Christmas? The Kissing Hand (done), Harold and the Purple Crayon (done), the Giving Tree, Make Way for Ducklings, and The Polar Express. Watch this space for updates. ;o)
Knitting - the mystery project continues. Holy cow, how much yarn could two dumb skeins hold, anyway? (uh, that'd be 223 yards. ) Maybe I will take a picture and hope Tori doesn't peek. She really has no interest in my little slobber puddle here, I'm sure. She rolls her eyes at the mere mention. And if she does peek, and she does see, she's a smart enough girl to never breathe a word.
Joy - Oh, Joy. There's another mistake, but I'm not telling, and I'm not fixing it, since it's small and work-around-able. And with 28 count linen, maybe mom won't feel the need to count threads. And if she does, perhaps Tori could have a word with her about keeping it to herself, hmmm?
Squirrel Work - As I mentioned the other day, dwindling daylight brings out the squirrel in me. I haven't found the missing Channel Pivot Pin to attach the blade to the tractor, so I'll order one, and that can be a job for next weekend. $3.50 for the pin, $8. shipping. ugh. Tori and I got the final lawn work done in the front and north side of the house this afternoon. I have a few days of sun this week before (maybe?) snow on Wednesday. I'm certain I can get the rest of it done in time. And if not, well, it'll be covered with snow, right? So who cares?
And finally (but certainly not least), this. When we built this house, we really didn't know what kind of pendant light we wanted for over the breakfast bar. Scott found these black hanging lights at Home Depot for almost nothing - they weren't (too) awful, and like I said, they were cheap. So that's what we had. For seven years, that's what we had. I've never liked them, but it seems Scott became very fond of them. He can visit them in the box in the garage. The new lights were delivered by UPS about 2 weeks ago, and on Friday, when I decided I could live with the mess on the counter no longer, I put them up. Much better. They are counterweighted so they can be raised or lowered very easily. I suspect that won't happen, but I like the way the pulley system looks. And the brushed pewter matches the drawer pulls and cupboard door knobs too.
Oh, and I started over again with the 35 Days again today. Tomorrow should be easier, everyone will be somewhere else. ;o)