I am not sure why I've had trouble doing the things I love lately. Perhaps it is because I've been busy doing everything else. It has been a busy few weeks. I am grateful for busy weeks, but I just need a good day of crafting.
I've got a few swaps going on. I am again part of the Sweat Shoppe Swap 10. Sheesh! 10 - I'll tell you this swap is like a drug. You make 10 little things and get 10 even better things in return. It is wonderful. I'm offering pillows again. But, I'm making the recipients choose between Halloween and Christmas themes because I've got a major stash of these fabrics.
I am also doing a Pringles can swap. You shove as much as you can in a Pringles can, and that is all. Both of my partners are from Utah. One is Suzie whom I've known for 10 years now. She's a real, tangible friend. Not just someone I met on the Internet, so I feel like the pressure is on. I met Suzie's sister Aimee on the bus while going to do weekend work in Grand Teton National Park (Near Jackson Hole, WY) as housekeepers. The bus would pick us up on campus and take us to Jackson where we'd work Friday night, Saturday and Sunday doing whatever the resort was short staffed on. The job stunk but the pay was okay for poor college kids AND... best of all, we escaped the Ricks College Honor Code for the weekend. Anyway, Aimee and I were friends at first sight and were pretty much inseparable (except when she sneaked away with Bill-Greg-Dave for a smoke - haha). Anyway, Suzie is fabulous and she makes great clothes. She makes great cookies and she may have kissed my brother, too. :)
I've got 2 dates to the Craftster Homecoming dance and I've only just started their gifts. But, after I finish a baby blanket for Hayley's new little one, I'm on it full-time. Well, as full time as the little man will let me be anyway. Speaking of, he turns 3 on Friday. He wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party with lots of cake and presents. Silly kid. I'll try to post about the party.
I did just finish this great blanket for Ryan and Emily. At the stage in the photo, I was laying it out to see how the strips fit together. I didn't get a finished photo because I was finishing it on the way to the party. It was well received. It turned out really cute. The piecing was all random. I just sewed a whole lot of 3" wide strips of various lengths together and then turned that into a 40" square blanket. I really enjoyed making it because I loved the color pattern.
I need to get my projects finished before Friday because I've got dumb ol' Harry Potter on reserve for pick-up at Borders. After Saturday, I'll be no good for a few days until I find out what is up with Snape. Haha. Maybe I should get a book on tape so I can work while I listen. Hmmm.... I'll explore that possibility. The movie premiere last week was fun. It was crowded and their was a lot of anticipation. The movie itself was just okay.
Cohen just found a squirt gun and is shooting my back over and over. I am soaked. I better go.