Sunday, June 29, 2008

Progress...and Some Random Thoughts

I'm progressing on the bunny, a little slowly because...brace yourself...I've been doing a lot of cleaning lately! Every time I have a minute, I've been cleaning and purging. Which is a good thing because we have way too much stuff in this little house and we are in major need of some organization around here. Suffice to say, I have been able to sit down and do some crocheting. Should be ready to stuff and piece together soon.

On another note all together, Dot at Dabbled is doing a 4 part Shrinky Dink Test Drive with #6 plastic containers. Super cool!

It has been brought to my attention that Christmas is only 6 months away! Time to start thinking about what to make for gifts this year. It is a little hard thinking about Christmas in July, but there have been too many years that I've found myself sitting at the sewing machine or knitting until the wee hours of the night on Christmas Eve to finish the last of the gifts. So this year, I'm going to try to get started now.

We had a power outage in our neighborhood this morning that lasted almost 2 hours. It was right when I was about to make coffee, take a shower, start some laundry, put on something for the kids to watch, read blogs, call some people; all the things that could not possibly be done with out electricity. First, the kids went around testing all the light switches, and I walked around the house wondering what in the world I could possibly do until the power came back on. After we finally accepted our predicament, we sat in the brightest room in the house and started crafting! The kids did some beading and I worked on some crochet. What a relaxing morning! Some times it takes a power outage to remind you to slow down!

Hope you all are having a great summer!


Dot said...

heya! thanks for the link! i'm expecting an entry from you on the summer doldrums contest :)


Pollyanna said...

For me, it is never too early to be thinking about Christmas!! I think about Christmas all year long.

Bummer about the outage, but glad you were able to go with the flow and enjoy yourself afterall.

bunzi said...

awww ...that is a sweet story. :)
relaxing and crafting.

Amy said...

Isn't it funny how we freak out when the power goes out ;)

You are inspiring me to tidy my house now :) You go girl!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Your already thinking about christmas gifts! Wow thats really thinking ahead! I cant even see past a couple weeks! lol