Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I am hoping that everyone had a good holiday. This is a picture of me and my son. We all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas visit.
I did get some sewing done before Christmas. I made 4 pairs of sleep pants for my niece and nephew and 2 purses for my great nieces. They are three and four. I also have been crotcheting like a mad woman and making dish clothes like there might be a shortage of them in the near future. I have yet to make one for myself but I enjoy making them for everyone else. I also crocheted an 18 by 24 inch blanket for a friend's daughter's baby bed which she was getting for Christmas.
Working too many hours and not getting enough rest results in missing work with a stomach virus. I will go back to work tomorrow to finish out the week including double time on Friday and overtime on Saturday. I gave myself a new tire for my car the Monday before Christmas and I need to get the other one this weekend. Lucky me. We are coming into our busy season at work and there will be overtime both mandatory and volunteer. I am taking both.
I hoping that everyone will have a good 2010. I will list some of my goals for 2010 on my next post.
In stitches,

Monday, December 21, 2009

Long Time Coming

Christmas is just around the corner and today I gave myself an early Christmas present. A new tire for my car. It was such a special gift. I will give myself the matching tire after Christmas. I need to do more overtime for that purchase.

I am almost done with my Christmas preparations. I need to make a fabric book and two coin purses. I also need some stocking stuffers and a couple of gift cards. And nothing is wrapped and I am working all week. Overtime starts next Monday and I can get double time if I want to work on New Year's Day. Sounds like a plan for the next new tire.

I have started crocheting again. I am making dish clothes while on the phone at work. I average 2.5 to 3 dish clothes in an 8 hour shift. I have not yet made one for myself but my co workers seem to like the ones they have gotten. I would share pictures of them with you if I only had pictures of them.

My son and his wife are getting ready for their trip home. They should be here late Wednesday night. I will leave the wrapping stuff out for them in my dining room so they can finish their wrapping. I will also unpack my new iron and recover my ironing board so if they need to press anything they won't use my couch as an ironing board as they did last year.

I am going to close for now. I will write more regularly in the new year and have more pictures to share.

In stitches,