Thursday, November 13, 2008

So there you are...

Did you think I dropped off the face of the earth? Busy little me. My birthday was spent with kids and hockey. We did manage a brunch together before DN2 had to go away for the hockey Nationals. I've had better birthdays. Of course, the week was crazy going back and forth 3 or 4 times and it is a 2 1/2 hour drive each way. Glad that week is over.

I tried my hand at a lamp shade cover a couple of weeks ago. What do you think? I just love the ones some of the bloggers have on their sites so I gave it a try. Just a practice run, really. I will try it with nicer fabric next time. It was very trial and error. A basic tube with a gather at the top. I am sure many of you seasoned sewers out there are saying "easy peasy". I will make another attempt when time allows. Oh, and a picture of some of my china that really has no where else to go now that the dresser is filled with all my blue and white transferware. But this will be moved shortly as I have the painter coming on Monday to start painting the kitchen cupboards. Yayyy! I have been trying to nail someone down to do this for over a year!

A few books I am trying to get through. I just grabbed a few as DN2 injured her knee on the weekend and is requiring therapy 3 or 4 times a week. Hence, the need for serious reading material.

And I finished the little hat for the baby shower. We are not sure if it is a boy or girl so I figured blue with the crochet flower and that way they can take the flower off if it is a boy. I still have to sew the baby granny square blanket together. Yuk, I hate the sewing up part.
I think that is all the catching up. Oh, one other thing. Bloglines is acting really weird. Today I have 7896 unread posts. I know I have been away from the computer for a while but puleeeze.


Sal said...

I used to play hockey for my school..years ago that is!I loved it. One of my old school friends has sons who play hockey for England!
Well done with the lampshade cover!

kate said...

what a lovely blog, the photos from canadian HG and Victoria were
beautiful....please stop by our new blog...thanks again

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Bloglines has been fruity...I just gave up on it awhile ago because it got to be annoying.

Your lampshade cover is very sweet...a great way to disguise an unattractive shade. I adore the little cap with the crocheted flower. Find myself hoping that the babe's a girl. ;>

MelMel said...

I've also been having problems, messages that are not there?

Love the lamp shade and the hat! wonderful!

thriftymrs said...

Oooh my husband plays hockey and loves it.
I adore that lampshade.
My bloglines has gone haywire too.

the homely year said...

What a sweet little hat! and your shade is very pretty...looks great.
Margaret and Noreen