Friday, January 8, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday (Snow Edition)


Is it Friday already?  It has been a strange week with our college kids leaving on Wednesday, celebrating TMax's birthday on Tuesday, the younger 3 in varying stages of illness after LP's very high fever on Sunday.  Oh, and trying to get back into a school routine with all that going on.  And now we have a snow day because North Ga. got a half-inch of snow.


Last night was kind of a fun night because American Heritage Girls was cancelled and I started a new knitting project while we watched the BCS National Championship.  Everyone stayed up late because we knew there would be no school today.  I went to bed after midnight and slept in this morning until 8:30.  Yum.


One of the highlights of our week has been entering Pioneer Woman's Smartypants movie quizzes this week.  It's fun, but they're so hard it's ridiculous.  Last night I was essentially on my own since dh went to bed and TMax, my devoted helper in anything intellectual, was wrapped up in the Big Game.  This might have been the first time we (I!) got all the answers right, but I'm sure there were others there before me.  You've got to be FAST on these things to be first!


I want to tell you about my basketweaving project that I started over New Year's weekend when we were sitting around with the inlaws needing an activity.  I thought it would be fun to weave baskets out of newspaper, like the ones I had seen at TJ Maxx for $10 or more.  As usual, I just launched into it without looking for directions or anything, just going by what I had seen in the store.  How hard could it be?

(It's still wet since I coated it with Mod Podge)

Not too hard, evidently, but I think there is room for improvement after looking at this.
My second one turned out better, but I evidently didn't take a pic of it yet.  Stay tuned.


TMax complained yesterday that I don't blog enough.  He estimated that I post approximately 2.7 times per week.  According to my reader, it's more like 3.3.

If I blog more, what do you want to hear about???


My sweet MIL brought me a present when she came---an old tablecloth that she thought I could re-purpose somehow.  I'm looking forward to using it, and I have some ideas, but I am So. NOT. In. A. Sewing Mood.  Especially since I went down to the basement yesterday and saw how badly my sewing/scrapbooking/former school room has become the major catch-all in the house and is not a Very Pleasant Place to Be.  I'm going to have to do some serious reorganizing and cleaning before I do any sewing.  Yuck.

Seriously, it is so bad, it's worth a Before and After blog post.

I know you'll be on the edge of your seats waiting for this one!


I finally started slowly, very slowly and casually, taking down Christmas decorations yesterday.  I'm not in a hurry.  I have my Christmas tree lights on all day and I love them.  They give such a happy glow to the dark winter days and nights, and those cold, early mornings!

Have a great Snow Day, everyone!


  1. Love the basket idea. I have some experience at basket weaving and never thought to use alternate materials. I bet you could use some outdoor canvas as well. Have you tried rag baskets? They can be fun too.

  2. I never really thought of weaving baskets at all until I was looking at the mess in my computer armoire whose doors are always open! Then I thought the book wreath and newspaper baskets would be cute in the "library". The first basket holds a ream of paper and the 2nd holds computer CD's.

  3. glad you are writing again! I start up for the new year and you went blog silent...

  4. Kath, I'm glad you're blogging again. Don't stop!

    I didn't realize I was so was only a few days...I was busy enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas before the whirlwind started again!

  5. loving that leaf pattern! are you doing the scarf or the bookmark??

    oh Kindle right? so I guess you don't need a bookmark haha.

    write about all the things that make your life fun and wonderful and blessed...then do a ton of meme's so we can know you better. haha.

    I guess the good thing about not having a sewing room is that I don't have to clean to sew. ... when my sewing machine gets buried it's under the bits and pieces of projects to get I clear it off by SEWING and finishing them! :-)


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