Wow! This is my 1,000th post! I started blogging about two years and seven months ago, I think--something like that, anyway. Sometimes it seems like I've been doing this for a long, long time and sometimes it seems like it's just been a couple months. I wish I had a more "important" post prepared, but I don't. I haven't even thought about doing a giveaway. My lack of preparation is a little pathetic! Well, maybe I'll do a giveaway later--after my vacation.
Yes, I'm going to be taking another vacation soon. Next week Hubby and I are going to head to the central California coast for a few days. I hope we'll have a relaxing time. So far, it looks like the weather will be nice for us, although I wouldn't mind a storm--it would be kind of fun to sit in a hotel room overlooking the ocean and watch a storm roll in. Oh, and I'm looking forward to some good seafood--right now, clam chowder sounds pretty appealing, I'll admit!
With my next class at Bearpaws & Hollyhocks coming up the first Saturday in November and with our vacation scheduled during the intervening period of time, I've been hard at work, coming up with Christmas projects and ideas to present to my class. A friend of mine who reads my blog emailed me to ask if I'll be giving the class directions for making the peppermint quilt--if anyone else in our area was wondering the same thing, yes, that will be one of the projects I'll hand out along with several others.
Tuesday night I spent the evening drawing a snowman for a couple of projects--you'll probably see him pop up on something before too long. Tonight, I made a couple of quick placemats and peppermint mug mats that will double as ornaments on my kitchen Christmas tree when they're not in use. Here's a photo--
I think I'll make two more placemats to match these, but I'll probably wait and prepare them to demonstrate in class. Tomorrow night, I think I'll move on to a gift idea or two.
Besides work and sewing, I've also spent a little time during the past few days shopping to restock our refrigerator. The repairman came on Monday, and the problem was that the part that defrosts the freezer wasn't properly hooked up, so over a period of time, ice accumulated and the cooling mechanism stopped working effectively. It's fixed now, and I'm well on my way to replacing the food we lost; I think a trip to Trader Joe's on the way home from work tomorrow night will fill the last gaps on the refrigerator shelves.
The work week is simply flying by! We have a "back up" system at work where each of us is paired up with another secretary, and if one of us is out, the other secretary covers the work of both. This week, the secretary I'm back up for is out, so work has been quite busy. I don't mind though--I'd rather be busy than bored! It's hard to believe there are just two work days left, and then the weekend will be here and I'll be off work for a week.
Time for my beauty sleep--morning will arrive much too early, as it always does on weekdays. Thanks for stopping in to visit!