Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Warm Shout Out From the Cold Tundra

In case you been wondering, I am still around even though negative wind chills seem to be the norm in Chicagoland the past few days. I've been busy with a brand new job!! Yippee! I had been doing a long term temporary stint and finally got a position at a local community college. I love it but it has tuckered me out a little learning new policies and starting new projects. It makes the days go by fast, though.

Unfortunately, I haven't done any crafting in the last two weeks unless you count trying to get the craft area organized and hemming warm sweatpants for my daughter to wear in this freakin' cold weather. It was -5 this morning. We're supposed to get about 6" of snow tomorrow night. Yikes! I just hope it warms up a little.

This photo is from the last big snow right before it melted which helped making the snowman (or bear) a little easier to construct.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter

Check out my first article of 2008 over at Craft Critique. I just got this gadget a little while ago and it's very cool for cutting out circles from fabric.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy New Year and Belated Holiday Wishes

Geesh! Did the year fly by or what? I didn't get as much done as I would have liked so I guess I will start (or restart) all over again this year. I've already been adding rows to an afghan that I started several years ago. I'll probably let you have a peek in the near future. I also pulled out an old cross-stitch project from my high school days. I think I remember messing up on it somewhere but can't find that mistake right now. At least now I can not be so perfect and just adjust the design somehow.

Here is a close up of the kitchen towel that I embroidered for my gingerbread pal. I am happy to report that she was very pleased with it - that and a huge Rice Krispie tree treat I sent along with it. The design is from a Tenderberry Stitches pattern pace call Home for Christmas Stitcheries T179.

The tree I made using my Wilton tree shaped pan. I had placed mini candy coated kisses in the pan before pouring in the mixture but I had to press more in by hand when I removed the tree from the pan.