Saturday, February 4, 2012

Christmas in February

So, I just gave my mom her Christmas gift.  On February 2....Ooops.  I feel like this is starting to be a tradition - my mom doesn't get her gifts on Christmas.  Last year, my brother, sister and I all went in together and got her one super cool gift....and she didn't get it until June.  I tried to hold off till June this year, but she told me that would not work. :)
I just had so much to do before Christmas that I was unable to complete the gift...and it did not help that she was home on many of the same days I was at home and therefore I could not work on it cause she would be able to see it.  Now I have tried several times to work on the gift since Christmas, but random things have kept me from getting it done (like leaving the pedal and plug to the sewing machine at home when I went to Kirie's to sew - sorry I was so boring and not productive, Kirie).  Anyway I was working on my homework on Thursday and after lunch decided to give the gift another shot. 
I should preface to say that I have been working on this since September or October, but kept putting it aside for other projects that had to be completed first.  So all I had left was the quilting and binding....I did it on Thursday.  Washed and dried by the time she came home (lucky me she went out after work and did not get home till 9:30 or so). 
I read a quote on Pinterest that said, "Don't worry, they will still love your handmade gifts in January."  Does this still apply to February?? 
I am excited that it is finally off my to-do list and my mom says she loves it. 
Front - Pinwheels


*Sorry Such Poor Picture Quality...I have been using my phone to take pictures.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One post a month...bad?

So now that it is the end of January (last day to be specific), I am trying to blog.  I blogged once in October, once in November, and once in December, so now that it is January I feel that I should have something to show for my utter lack of blogging.  But really I don't.  I have been cleaning mostly...not even crafting.  I have, quite randomly, watched the entire seventh season of One Tree Hill - which may be why I feel behind on my homework.  I have read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and and 80pgs from finishing The Girl who Played with Fire.  I highly recommend the books though the first one has an incredibly slow start.  I have not seen the movies yet, too excited about finishing the books.  I have started back at school and am getting extremely anxious about my master's thesis/project.  My research topic is: "How can I improve how I teach reading fluency to first graders?"  Any ideas??  I will take advice on the subject:)
I have been trying to spend more time with my sister-in-law and nephew while they are here...but I have not been doing the greatest job at that.  But Isaac does get cuter every day.
Isaac - Christmas 2011

Kirie, my lovely best friend, gave birth to her first child Lilie. 
Lilie - January 2012

And I have been dreaming about craft projects I want to complete and the fact that in April I will get to see my sister again and she will only be a few hours drive away!
My sister Wendy and her husband Richard

I have to remake a crib skirt and give away a baby gift this week - and hopefully will get out my mom's Christmas gift that she has still never seen - and then I will be posting crafts!!  WOOT! WOOT!