Sunday, December 5, 2010

Elf Yourself!

The weekend is coming to a close and Bran and I have been super busy! We got the tree up this afternoon. When I say up, I mean just the tree. The extra twinkly lights, bubble lights, and 8 billion ornaments will have to wait until later. I've also got the mantle decorated, sans the ornaments that hang from the swag and stockings...but that's easy stuff.

I started soaking fruit for my grandmother's fruit cake last night. Bran's super excited about that...he LOVES fruitcake. LOVES.

I went to rehearsal yesterday and Bran got some shopping done. He's the man.

Meanwhile...back in Christmas Land I did this:

I nearly died laughing the first time I saw it. OMG...could I not have found a better photo of Bran? That thing kills me. (The other elves are my brother, mom, and dad.)

Do you know how popular ugly Christmas sweaters are? There's a whole sub-culture of ugly Christmas sweater people. Well, I decided to go to ebay and do some looking and I found a couple. Actually one's pretty nice and the other, well the other is just the PERFECT kind of ugly Christmas sweater! Go to eBay and search "ugly Christmas sweater" there are TONS of them. I'm not kidding. Do it. Do it NOW. My niece, Cat, suggested that I store them in the attic where, hopefully, squirrels will eventually eat them. :D

I should probably be in the shower because I've got to leave in 45 minutes for a performance. But, I'm too lazy. Besides, no one cares how a violist looks. I'm also kinda dreading the Wagner piece, which I probably should have spent some time practicing. Oh well, too late now. Besides, no one cares how a violist sounds either. lmao!

Friday, December 3, 2010

As Promised...

I promised weeks ago to post photos of the quilts I completed in November. Well, this is that post! But first...

I started another Christmas Bento Box a couple weeks ago. I'm sure I blogged about it. It's intended as a gift to a new friend who loves crazy Christmas stuff as much as I do. However, between being sick sick sick, losing my little dog, and a concert/rehearsal schedule from hell this week, I don't think I'm going to complete this quilt before Christmas. Besides I've got to get my sewing stuff down for the rest of the month so I can get the Christmas stuff up. So friend who doesn't know this quilt is for her...I hope you can wait until after Christmas for this fabulous gift.

Here are 8 of the 12 blocks needed for the quilt. I'll probably finish up the last 4 this weekend.

And as promised: my finished quilts! I know the photos aren't great, but hey live with it until I get better photos taken. :D

Christmas Mod Bento Box

Cheesy Cat Quilt for my mom. (Moms like cheesy.)

Mod Bento Box II

I love the Mod Bento Box and have been using it for 2 weeks. lol. It is the perfect nap quilt. Perfect. It's long enough to cover my feet and head (yes I'm weird like that) and wide enough to fit my middle. Besides all that, it's the perfect weight and softness! Ya me. lol.

Bran's itching to go Christmas shopping. He wants me to with him tonight. I don't want to though, I'd rather watch tv and have a drink. Besides, I baked him a pumpkin pie this afternoon (his favorite) isn't that enough? I mean really, he's so demanding, oh, and controlling. lmao!