Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Lots of Finishes
It's ALL DONE!!! Well other than the clean up that is. See why I had set up that factory Friday night? I am looking forward to getting my kitchen and breakfast room back in order today. With all of the family activities on Saturday, Sunday and yet again Monday I didn't think I was ever going to get those two quilts cut up and repurposed any time soon. Ahhhh, mission accomplished. I plan on keeping the factory set up for a few more days as I want to get some Halloween kitchen towels made for our big girls, maybe a Toddler Table Runner for our little girls as well, but that won't be nearly as messy as cutting up those quilts!! Ha
I had never thought to cut up a twin quilt/blanket to repurpose for a baby/toddler room. What a great idea. Not sure what the first quilt cost but the second one was $29.99 at Marshalls Home Goods. This would be a great frugal way to pull together a nursery on a budget. The second quilt was for my friends Grammie toddler bed, she ask for a toddler pillow along with a doll cradle quilt and pillow for her grand. I think there is enough fabric leftover for a window treatment when she decides what it is she wants.
Before I got a good start yesterday morning on all these sewing projects I had to head over to DD#1 home to watch her kiddo's. Not a problem, I was home by 9:30 ready to get back on the sewing machines. DD#3 called to ask if I would go with her to pick out Kara's Halloween costume...OK what time? I had an hour of sewing time before I meet both DD's and all the grands. Holy cow. Shopping with that crowd is not very relaxing to say the least!!! Finally after three stores and a lunch out of pizza and slurpies we were done. I drove (crawled) back home determined to get all the nursery/toddler sewing finished. It was another early bedtime for AJ the beagle and I!!!
Whats on the list for today? Getting Hubby's box in the mail before the end of the day. I still need to get the baking completed for his taste of home goodies then make a run to CVS for some sort of Halloween treat to include in the box. CLEAN up all the fuzzy's, thread, and fabric from the downstairs. Set up the next sewing project, get dinner on the stove, maybe use that new pressure cooker for tonight, make bread, and clean out the fridge. Oh and a nap, I sure could use a afternoon nap.
From here on out until after January 1st life always gets crazy busy!! And costly I might add :( I need to work on our finances, money seems to be flying out faster than it's coming in. Anyone else find Halloween to be the kick off of the holiday season?