Monday, January 25, 2010

The Sidewalk Fairy

For a number of reasons, we use the back door of our house instead of the front door. For the most part, this works well and is more convenient...except when it's wet. Unfortunately, the driveway doesn't quite meet the back patio, creating a muddy gulf that has to be crossed when it's raining.

But not anymore!


A couple of weeks before Christmas, I was visited by the sidewalk fairy! No more muddy gulf for me!

Thanks, Dave! I love it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Project #2

For my second sewing project, I wanted to make something special for my friend's birthday. I thought about making another pillow, but I really wanted to try something different. When I stumbled upon this apron tutorial, I knew I had my project!

Apron Apron

The apron came together fairly quickly, and while I wouldn't look too closely at some of the seams, I'm happy with how it turned it. I might just have to make one for myself!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Enrichment To-Do's...Did they get done?

Last January, I created an "Enrichment To-Do List" of things that I wanted to accomplish in 2009. Now that it's January 2010 (2010?!?), let's see how I did....

1. Read some books.
Successfully completed. I read 26 books in 2009 (17 actual books, 8 audio books, and 1 short story). That averages out to be a little over 2 books a month.

2. Scrapbook.
Decently completed. I finally finished our engagement scrapbook. Maybe I'll actually get the wedding photos scrapbooked sometime this decade! :-)

3. Figure out the sewing machine.
Successfully completed. I'm still learning, but so far, I've made a pillow and an apron. I'm happy with that. (And currently trying to decide what my next project will be....)

4. Cross-stitch.
Nope. Still sitting untouched. I'll add my cross-stitch projects to that new decade list.

So, there you go. Three out of four projects completed in 2009. All things considered, I think that's pretty good. I enjoyed working on all of them, and I am excited to get things underway in 2010!

Happy new year!