Sunday, September 23, 2007

A P.S. to a P.S.

Earlier this afternoon, around 3:45pm, I believe, I said the following:

"As I reread this post, it seems like we were busy, busy, busy all day long, but actually it was quite a relaxing family day!"

And this was true at 3:45. I just didn't know that the busy, busy, busy would come between 4:30 and 6:30.

After feeding Michael I took him with me to my bedroom to finish up a little quilting project. In honor of the beginning of fall (well, maybe I just really wanted to do some quilting and this was a good excuse) I began yesterday sewing up this fun little table runner. Robin gave me a charm pack of Moda fabrics (Harvest Bouquet) for my birthday and, if I'm not mistaken, she suggested the table runner idea. Good idea, Robin! So I used most of the squares and came up with this table runner.

Aren't these fabrics just delicious??? Thank you, dear friend.

It is not done. This is just the top. I have to run up to the quilt shop this week with my gift certificate in hand to buy some material for both the backing and binding. Here is the line of fabrics (partial). Any suggestions or preferences?

Then things continued to pick up. I didn't realize that all the things I had planned for dinner were going to end up being so labor intensive. The chicken was perking away in the oven, but the potatoes had to be peeled, cut, boiled, and mashed. The apples had to be washed, cored, stuffed and baked. The cauliflower need washing, chopping, seasoning, "cheesing," and baking. The table needed setting. Everything needed to be cleaned up. And all this after an afternoon of crafts and baking! Whew! I think I may have worked off the cookies I ate. I hope.

But dinner was tasty. The baked apples were a hit! We didn't manage the scavenger hunt, but we are taking the week off of school (year round this year - a post on this later), so maybe there will be time during the week.

Busy two hours? Yes! Still, it was a lovely day. Praise God for the autumn and the excitement it brings.


mom-in-training said...

Woo-hoo!!! That table runner is gorgeous! It's too late for me to look at the fabric line to pass ideas along, but I'll do it soon (nothing I like more than looking through fabric!). But I just love what you've done!

As for your labor intensive dinner... Yes, I've been there before. Sometimes you think it sounds so simple, until you go to actually make the meal! But it all sounds so delicious and I'm sure your family appreciated all your hard work. :)

Melissa said...

Dinner sounds DELICIOUS! And that table runner is simply beautiful. I LOVE IT! I wish I had even a fraction of your crafty talent!

Mrs Marcos said...

I LOVE the table runner! I wish I knew how to sew, you should sell those!! I'd place an order today! :)

Crafty Mom said...

It came out gorgeous!! I have a moda pack of Christmas flannels that I can't wait to attack. But first I must finish this other pesky quilt.

We too are using several weeks on, one week off method for school. Usually 4 to 6 weeks on is what I planned out, plus an extended Christmas vacation.

Celeste said...

WOW - thanks Mrs. Marcos.

The crafty, quilting, want-to-do-it-all part of me would love to make and sell this and other things. I can do it! Right? I am superwoman. Watch me sew!

But the homeschooling wife and mother of four part of me says I am busy enough. And so in my heart I know in another season of my future life, this might be a possibility,