That's the sound of me with a hairball in my throat. Well, not exactly--I guess that would be one of those lies my husband says I tell on my blog! What I DO have is probably just allergies (from all the dust I kicked up cleaning house yesterday?!) or possibly a cold--but more likely allergies. I hate that.
We went out to dinner with friends last night and then went to see National Treasure. Have you seen it yet? It was a pretty fun movie. There were lots of good trailers for upcoming movies too. In fact, now that I think about it, it seems like we watched about an hour of trailers for everything from the new Knight Rider TV show to movies with no release date yet.
Do you remember my blog of a few weeks back about how I don't wear a coat because there's nowhere to keep coats at my office? So, I started bringing my coat to work anyway because it was just too darn cold NOT to, and I've been storing it in one of my empty file cabinets ('cause the work "kids" don't have too many of their own files yet). So last night when we were getting ready to go out, I went to get my coat only to realize it was still in my cabinet at the office. Curses! Now, I know that there are many parts of the US that are experiencing extremely cold temperatures and we're not one of them, so you may not be awfully sympathetic, but it WAS somewhere in the 40 degree F vicinity and I froze my you-know-what off! Brrrrr!
When I haven't been eating, watching movies, shivering, or clearing my throat and blowing my nose this weekend, I've been working on Hometown Christmas. Here's the next section I finished--I replaced a couple "filler" blocks with the tree, but otherwise, this section is the same as the original pattern:
Then, I added some applique to the section I showed you a couple days back. Here are the "before" and "after" photos:
I still need to add some "ribbon" to the packages under the tree, but I'm thinking about how I want to do that and what I want to use.
Back to work tomorrow--we don't have Martin Luther King, Jr., Day off, although the courts are closed and there's no mail delivery. A three day weekend would sure be nice, but at least I scheduled myself a couple vacation days in February, so I figure I have something to live for. In the meantime, since my applique finger is telling me its had quite enough, thank you very much, and it's too late for me to feel like cutting out the next Hometown Christmas section, I think I'll just go to bed with a hot cup of tea and a good book. Thanks for stopping in to visit!