I’m up late tonight trying to carve out a little peace for myself. I’ve had a busy day. You’d think cold, winter days would be a little slower than they have been lately. That just doesn’t happen here. Everyone gets sick at once with a flu that has them down with sore throats, runny noses, coughs, terrible headaches, and aches so bad they feel like they got steam rolled. Thankfully, I barely got a touch of whatever it is, but I’m still trying to get all my babies (including the biggest baby of them all–hubby) back to feeling 100%.
One of these days I’ll have a nice, slow, orderly life. And my laundry will be caught up. And pigs will fly.
Until then, I’ll just keep plugging along at the trillion and two projects I’ve got on my plate right now.
I finished up my swap package for the Simply Notable Crafty Friend Swap on Ravelry. It’s been so much fun getting to know my partner during the past month or so. I can’t wait till she receives her package because I’m dreadful at keeping gifts a secret. Once she receives her package, I’ll share pics of some of the goodies.
We bought a Kindle Fire this past week. Punky has been doing great (and even saying some new words) thanks to a couple of autism/non-verbal apps that are helping her learn to say new words. I’m thrilled about it. All the kids love the Fire…and for half the price of the iPad, I can afford to get more than one if I really want.
Since we have this gorgeous new Kindle, of course, it needed a place to live during the few seconds someone isn’t using it.
I used a few squares from Hometown by Sweetwater (from the charm pack I won from Cherise at Sewingly Along), a little bit of Spring Buds in Mustard from the Echo line, and some linen look material from my stash. As a side note, NEVER think that quilting linen look material will turn out well or be an easy task. It won’t. It goes all wonky. Anyway, it turned out pretty well for winging it, plus it’s a cushy home to keep the Kindle from getting all scratched up.
Quilted Kindle Sleeve
Today I played chocolatier. I made some hand-rolled dark chocolate truffles. I coated some with white chocolate and rolled the others in cocoa powder (because that’s MY personal favorite). They were delicious. I had to try
one or two…fine, it was two and a half, but seriously, who is counting?
Dark chocolate truffles in cocoa powder
Dark chocolate truffles with white chocolate shell
This ganache smells so delicious (especially when it’s warm from stirring in the cream) that I wish I could gulp down the entire bowl. It’s chocolate silk pie on crack.
Anyway, I’m about done in for the night. I’ll be back soon with some more fun projects…like the closet which is in the process of being turned into a mini sewing/craft room. It’ll be a long-ish project that I work on as I feel like it, so don’t expect a totally grand finish until about 2020…or ever.