Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jingle Bell Buzz

Sorry for the lack of posting. I am just buzzing with stuff to do and I haven't even written out any cards yet. HELLO...Christmas is next week! Here's a shot of the tree-please don't look at the surrounding mess-I promise to clean it up before long. This was right after we finished a day of tree decorating and finding a place for all the stuff that usually sits where the tree is. Got to find the tree skirt. I just need a day without shopping to manage that. That day was not today. I hightailed it to Macy's this morning because they are now open at 9am. The place was nearly empty and I accomplished a lot. I am always amazed at the mark-up of items and how far down they can go and still make a profit. I got two pair of earrings that were 50% off and then another 20% for using their card. Good grief! They are really nice earrings too. Not crappy or cheap but 70% off for cripe sakes. So that was one of my stops today. Yesterday I made a number of other stops as well. I finished up at Tarjay and headed home with my sleigh full. It's not that I purchased so much but I did a lot of wandering and seeking. I'm really tired.

When I got back to the house I made myself a cuppa and a bagel and made the mistake of putting my feet up and turning on Desperate Housewives, which runs at noon for two episodes. If my life depended on it I could only tell you the first 5 minutes and the last ten of the second episode. ZZzzzzzzzzzztwo hours went by. Now I'm making Pasta Sauce from scratch since Roger can't have a lot of sodium. I make it a kind of Arrabiata with red pepper flakes, good red wine, and a lot of seasoning to make up for the lack of salt. It's not bad. If I had any energy left I would tackle a couple of other tasks but I have admit, I'm a little pooped.

I just haven't had time to take many pictures of anything but I did manage to get a shot of the little quilt I made for Dani's Mom Cheryl for Christmas. I had this top for a while and finally decided that it would look nice in her new house. I just used the walking foot and finished it in a simple stitch in the ditch manner. Better done than perfect and I just haven't had time for hand quilting. There's also the whole problem of the eyes, grrrrrrr.
I must go and finish the sauce. Hope to be back soon with exciting family news.


Sew Unique Creations said...

I love your little quilt! I really like those golden/tan fabrics and wish I could find some of those!

Libby said...

Isn't it amazing about how deep the discounts can go? Sure makes me think twice about paying full price for anything - retailers are realling taking advantage most of the year *s*

Your sauce sound yummy and I bet the house smells wonderful!

Kay said...

A very pretty tree, and little quilt too!


Hey Busy lady!
that quilt top is so nice. what a nice gift! Macy's huh? you really got a lucky deal! here in the city I can't even think of stepping in that store, without hyper ventilating... its always so PACKED, mostly with tourists... I have to say, i was only in ONE store to buy a Christmas gift...That was enough for me... So I hope people like handmade! quilts, tomatoes, pickles, that kind of stuff... but i am in relax mode now. thank goodness. hope you get it all done!

Grazia said...

It's a pretty little quilt...Merry Christmas Dee!!!!

rianammerman said...

Pretty quilt! And so is the tree! Exciting family news, eh?