Monday, December 24, 2007

A Christmas finish

Didn't have much time for ornies and such this year, but did manage to finish this flatfold and one other ornament that is already taped to the package for the recipiant. It is "A star" by the Sunflower Seed from the 2007 JCS Ornament issue. It was too big for an ornie once I finished stitching it, I thought, so I made it into my second ever flatfold. My technique in making these still needs a bit of work, but it is better than my last attempt, and after making a few more, I think I'll have it down. :)
Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Shhhh.... Alex is getting a Wii for Xmas!

I'm so excited! I finally scored a Wii - and just in time for Christmas. I set up my cell to receive a message from when they go up on the internet anywhere and I just purchased one off!! Now to email customer service about upgrading the shipping so that it will get here in time. I was in such a rush to just get it ordered that I didn't pay attention to what shipping option I was choosing. Twice before I haven't been able to complete the online checkout process in time to snag one when they were available, so I was really rushing.

SQEEEE I'm so excited! We've wanted one since last year, but didn't really get serious about trying to actually get one til this year - We figured the demand would have subsided by this year and that Nintendo would have caught up. Not so...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dasher HD!

I've finished "Dasher" by Nora Corbet for my mom for Christmas. You might remember I gave her "Donner" for her birthday last month. Now at least she has the two to display together.

In other news, Katie is now recovering from a nasty ear infection. She isn't really prone to them - this is only her 3rd - she seems to get one a year or so. This one was really bad though. We first noticed she was sick on Monday night when she woke in the middle of the night and threw up in her bed. Ick! I first thought a stomach bug or just fatigue general sickyness from a cold that was going around school. Tuesday we kept her home from Daycare cause she seemed sort of lethargic and we were all homebound because of an icestorm anyway. Wed. DH stayed home with her and by this time she was complaining of her ear hurting. I took her in to the doctor Wed afternoon and they confirmed my diagnosis of an ear infection and gave her some antibiotic drops for her ear. I thought she'd be up and her old self by sometime Thursday, but when that didn't happen I started to get worried. I called the doctor's office Thurs. night and they basically reacted as though I was just being worrisome and that I hadn't given the drops enough time to work. Luckily my boss was really understanding through all of this and I was able to work from home both Thurs and Friday and keep her busy with Disney movies and Spongebob since she was mostly lying on the couch being cranky and sick. She would seem a little better for an hour or two, but then seem as sick and warm and cranky as ever.

Today is the first day that I've been confident that she is actually getting better and it's Sunday. I've never had one of my kids be this sick for this long before, and for that I guess I should be grateful. Sean and I are about worn out from it all though. The worrying and all the extra effort to keep her comfortable and not fussing. Of course now that she is feeling better she is accostomed to a little more attention and not wanting to give that up although she is clearly better and playing with her dolls and toys and beginning to want to eat again. I think I'll actually be glad to get back to work tomorrow!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas Doily

I made this Christmas doily for my grandmother for Christmas. I'm going to give her some Christmas-y smelling votives and a votive holder with it. I think she will like it. :)
It almost didn't get finished. I was working on it during Katie's preschool ballet and gymnastics class and accidentally left the thread on the bench outside the classroom. Luckily it was still there the next morning when I realized and went back for it. If it had been gone there is no way I would have been able to finish. The thread is a Vikki Clayton thread, but I have no idea what color and I bought the threads about 5 yrs ago for a project I ended up not starting, so even if I could figure out the color who knows how close the dye lots would be 5 years later....
Anyway, the thread was still sitting on the bench right where I left it the next morning, so crisis averted! :)