It has been way too long since I’ve updated here–way too long since I’ve done any of my fun hobbies, actually. My last post was very nearly my last crafty adventure. I’ve been up to my itchy eyeballs in projects that have nothing to do with sewing or knitting or just plain fun. So, I’ve declared this weekend a “me weekend” and I’m seriously looking forward to it.
To start things off, tonight is Handmade by Heidi’s and Crafty Vegas Mom’s Friday Night Sew-In. They’ve change the rules a bit, and extended the deadline for posting until Sunday, so I’m going to take the whole weekend and get started on my terribly long list of projects that need work. I’ve got a stupid long list of Christmas gifts that need started or finished, plus I would love to have my Granny Squares Quilt done before the holidays.
If you’ve got projects piling up and need to make the time to work on them, tonight’s the perfect night to start. Just head over to the Sew In signup, put your name on the list, then blog your craftiness by Sunday (or upload to the flickr group if you don’t have a blog) and you’re entered for the prize drawings. Scratching things off your “to do” list plus getting entered into the prize drawing–wins all around.
In other news, tomorrow is the first day of fall. I am so. very. ready. for cooler weather. I hate summer. Truly hate it. Some people get down in the dumps over the long winter. Not me. I love the cool and cold weather, but I am a surly bear with a porcupine up its butt all summer long. I’ve been buying apples and cider and thinking about root vegetables roasting in the oven. I’ve been making caramel to dip my apples in and to drizzle on pretty much everything I can. My oven has started getting a workout again, the windows are open, and my world is balancing out finally. There’s pretty much nothing about fall I don’t love.
For some reason, I’m more ready than usual for cooler weather this year. And I’ve been bitten by a decorating bug. I’m not a big decorator. I just don’t have time for it, usually. But I’m dying to whip up some of these in some fun Indian summer/fall colors:
Want to make some for yourself? Danielle has a super simple tutorial for making them over at her blog, Thompson Family, so check it out if you want to whip a few of these up for your fall decorating.
And now, dear people, I am off to actually start enjoying my weekend (and to eat a couple dozen of the warm peanut butter cookies that just came out of the oven). Have a fun, safe weekend, and I’ll be back throughout the weekend to post my progress on whatever I manage to get accomplished.