Monday, December 14, 2020

Make-A-List Monday - Ready for Santa!

 Hi, all!

Well, it's been a quiet (and busy) week in my hometown!!  I've accomplished lots and now have time to play over the holidays.  That's a first!  Even my husband has finished his Christmas shopping and wrapping.  We don't know what to do with ourselves!

So let's take a look at my list from last week and see how it went...

1.  Wrap Christmas presents.

Done!  Our tree looks so festive! And we've never had the packages all wrapped this early before...

2.  Make four buffalo plaid pillow covers for my living room sofa.
Done!  I really like the way they dress up the room for the holidays.

3.  Make a bolster pillow for my Christmas bed.
Done!  And I actually got it all done BEFORE Christmas...

4.  Finish up the little bit of Christmas shopping I have left.
Done!  I'm waiting for one more package to arrive, but I'm finished shopping - even the stocking stuffers!

5.   See if I can take that "aha!" moment and turn it into a quilt design for the String Therapy quilt.
Done!  The design is drawn, and I've taken my tub of Kate Spain Latitude scraps and cut 2.5" strips in preparation.  The gray will coordinate with all those beautiful blues and greens.

And the sad part? Even after cutting that enormous stack, I had all of this left over still! (Although with Kate Spain fabrics, I'm not sure that's a bad thing...)

So that's what I did last week!  And today, Lilli and I had a baking day date, our last while she is still 12 years old.  It's hard to believe, but she turns 13 on Wednesday.  We had a blast, making some unusual cookies she and I had both wanted to try out (lemon rosemary shortbread and our own creation of peanut butter shortbread with chocolate drops). My husband is not sure about the cookies, as he is a firm believer that there is one great cookie, shortbread, and all the rest are just second-best pretenders. But they actually turned out pretty good, and we were proud of our efforts.

So what am I going to work on this week?  Something tells me I can find some things to get into..

1.  Keep working on the String Therapy prototype.

2.  Quilt some tops for the quilt ministry. (We thought we were stocked up for the holidays, but we gave away 9 quilts last week!)

3.  Re-arrange and organize the laundry room.

4.  Bake some more no-knead bread.

5.  Chose the next String Therapy design.

I have to say, it's really nice and liberating to not be scrambling to finish things the last ten days before Christmas!  It may never happen again, so I will enjoy it while it's here.

So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. that is great that you got done shopping so early now you can sit back and relax. The cookies sound good

  2. Wahoo! You are all ready for some holiday fun :-)
    I baked the no-knead bread and it was a hit. I did splurge and order a bigger dutch oven. Next on the list are some egg rolls. My sewing machine is still missing me ;-)

  3. wow, you really ticked things off your list last week! Love the Christmas touch in your room!

  4. Would you share your Lemon/Rosemary shortbread cookie recipe?
    Thanks :)

  5. So nice that you're feeling relaxed and ready! The holidays are very low key for us this year, too, and I'm enjoying the extra time to sew :)


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