Monday, December 22, 2008

Two Days! Just Two More Days 'til Christmas!

Hey bloggers! No...I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth. I've just been a tad bit busy with work (the day job) and a ton of other stuff.

How do you guys do it? How do you have a 'life' and still have time to post all these great entries and beautiful photos? Do you not sleep? What's the deal?

Lately, it seems that I need to take a vacation day just to get things done. That's crazy. With all these high-tech gadgets, it seems life has become more and more hectic. (Ok...I'm off the soap box).

I did actually take the time to make a tote bag and wallet for my favorite Aunt. I'll get a photo posted as soon as I can find it. LOL! And...I cranked out some great-smelling soap for the people that work with me: glycerin with spearmint; aloe and olive oil with lavender; and goat's milk with tea tree oil. They turned out very well and the peeps love them. Whew!

There are two baby bibs that are 90% complete. I recently bought some Japanese fabric (man I love that stuff) and made a bib for Audrey (photo coming soon) and a bright orange and green bib for baby Ava (ditto: photo coming soon).

Oh....and I finally got a replacement for my DOA (dead on arrival) blindstitch machine. The slacks had been measured and pinned...just waiting for the new machine. Yes! the new one works perfectly. And makes hemming pants very, very fast. Love it. Speaking of dad is buying me a commercial grade, portable (is that an oxymoron?) walking-foot sewing machine. I found one on eBay and of course had to have it. It's on its way from the west-coast. I doubt if I'll have it by Christmas, but ... it will be fun to try it out when it does arrive. I've always wanted one, but the cost has been a bit above my budget. Cross your fingers that this one arrives perfectly so I can plug it in and give it a whirl.

Enough babbling already. I gotta get back to work.

Hope you're ready for the big day. My Christmas Countdown clock says 2 days, 13 hours, 7 minutes and 22 seconds until the big day. And let's all remember: it's about the Christ Child. All the gifts and glitter are great. But...the reason for the season is Jesus. I'm very proud to say that. Amen.

Love you guys!


1 comment:

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Hi Mike! Merry Christmas to you and the family!

The way I do so many posts is format ideas and then put them in Word documents until I am ready to post them. Some are unfinished as I type, but they are there waiting ... always waiting. Then you know I don't have a camera, so I have to research graphics that will make the posts more interesting to my readers. And, yes, I do stay up sometimes a little late, but I like it.

Sorry to hear about the blindhemmer machine. You were so excited about it and it did look like it was in good working order.

Hope the new sewing machine gets there in perfect condition. xxoo