Friday, December 09, 2005

Off on a Tangent

I'm way behind on my blogging again -- both readin' and writin'. I'm going to try to catch up this weekend. I did get a chance to get into the sewing room this week, and instead of working on my Christmas Pineapple, I got this brilliant idea to make my two grandkids aprons for next Saturday's cookie day. I'm going up to WI and we're going to establish a new tradition -- making cookies at their house instead of mine! So, I thought it would be fun to give Briana, 7, and AJ, 22 months aprons -- 'course you should know that I can't sew a stitch unless it's in a quilt! Plus, I didn't have a pattern -- so I found a facsimilie thereof and faked my way through it. The kids won't care and I think they'll like 'em. Didn't take too long, either!

So, then, I went back, figured out what to do for borders on the Christmas Pineapple and put them on today -- I'm calling it done (except for quilting, of course), and moving on. Probably go back to the scrappy pineapple blossom and make some more blocks.

Spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up the sewing pit. I went to Bonnie's site this morning and saw her fabulous fabric cabinets all neatly lined up and stacked with fabric and was ashamed at the mess my fabric cabinets are in!
Didn't actually clean them out though, but put all my mess away that cluttered the kitchen island (cutting table), and the pile of "stuff" in the corner of the sewing room and both sewing tables. Have a stack of books/magazines/papers to go through and put away/file/throw away soon - probably go through them tonight yet. Left the pile of 2" scrappy strips on the sewing table so I can just jump right in and make a few more for the scrappy quilt. Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!


Finn said...

Hi JoAnn..I think your Christmas Pineapple looks very festive..*VBS* (but I like the scrappy one better...shhhhh, don't tell). I just can't help it..LOL

The aprons are soooo cute! I'm sure the girls will love them..have a ton of fun baking..see you soon!

Dawn said...

JoAnn - those aprons are so cute! What fun - they will love them. And your xmas pineapple blossom turned out adorable also! Hope you have a great time making cookies!

Nancy said...

your sweet grandbabies will love the aprons. They might not remember what they get for Christmas each year but I'm betting they'll remember their aprons and making cookies with Grandma .

JudyL said...

Those aprons are so cute! The grandkids are going to love them! I'm wanting to make cookies but if I make them, I know what will happen! (I'll eat them!)

I love your pineapple blooms. And, don't tell Bonnie I said this but those fabric shelves are just too neat! I can't imagine being as productive as she is and being neat too!

Judy L.

Sharon said...

I think Bonnie is putting us on with the neat shelves. That just can't be right, can it?

Love the aprons, and love the idea of the baking session with the kids!