What a BUSY week. I guess I thought I was jumping the gun and getting such a head start on things, but I am finding myself having to stick to a pretty tight schedule, or I won't be done. I think I am still forgetting to factor in that "the old grey mare" ain't what she used to be, haha, as it takes me soo much longer to get things done... BUT! the good news is, I am REALLY close to being where I need to be. I did manage to charge up my battery and take a few pics so you can see what I have been up to....I am sure you are all on pins and needles, lol.
I needed to start with the things I want to take with us when we travel to New Mexico for Thanksgiving, not only because I want Melody to have them to enjoy during the Christmas season, but also so much easier to pack them in our car then to send them to her later. And WAY too much for her to figure out how to get things back there with them after Christmas since they will be flying. Anyway, I started with a little Christmas shirt for Sam....
|This was NOT the original fabric I got for this, but this was pretty cute too! Since I already had the buttons, thread, and a pattern it only cost 5 bucks, can't be that! (I guess it is really 10 if you count the missing fabric...sigh)|
|Just a closer look....what do you think Mel?|
And then I told you about the books too I think. They are Mary Engelbriets designs if you are familiar with her...soo cute. I haven't made any of her things in a while, and I was REALLY pleased how they came out.
|I LOVE the look of these...|
|A closer look..|
|Inside soo cute!|
|Inside this one...|
|Takes his books quite seriously, lol|
And then I have made Sam's Mickey Mouse fleece blanket. These blankets (as I am sure many of you know!) are soo easy to make, wash up WONDERFULLY looking just as good as they did when they are brand new, and are soo warm and snugly. I am always trying to think up new reasons to make one. Anyway, here is Sam's new one....
|The fabric is darling I think!|
|The flip side is a solid red...love it!|
|The flip side is a solid green.|
Tomorrow we will be attending a memorial service for Jennifer. I am both dreading it and looking forward to it, but it will no doubt take up a good portion of the day. Sunday we will be back down in San Diego for church and spending time with those grands. It has only been 2 weeks, but I miss them all.
I will end this with a couple of really cute Dad and son pics that I just LOVED. Enjoy your week-end, and remember to count your blessings especially during this month of Thanksgiving. Mine are all posted on the side of this blog. : )
|James & JD at the football game|
|Mike & Sam "trick or treating"|
|Sam started off this way, but it didn't last, lol|