Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baby Steps

Still no pictures--maybe tomorrow I'll upload some. I did actually take some pictures...somehow getting them onto the computer is the hardest part! Anyway, I'm fighting the urge to spend money. It seems that buying those patterns on Saturday has unleashed the beast again--all I can think about is finding fabric!

I decided I should get busy on the projects that I DO have fabric for, so I spent the better part of the morning cutting a zillion strips for Caroline's quilt. I will fall over if I don't have enough--I've never spent so much time with my rotary cutter. Now I'm kind of excited about starting it--maybe by Thursday I can start. Of course, there's another birthday party this weekend, so I'll have to get that gift out of the way at some point...this birthday party madness never really lets up.

I also cleaned up my rocking chair, and I even rocked and knit a while this afternoon. I want to make some chair pads for the rocker (for extra comfiness) and while I'm at it, that room really needs some curtains...now I'm back to thinking about spending money! How we've managed to live in this house for three years now without putting curtains in this room is beyond me...it's a south-facing wall of windows, so it can get unbearably hot in summer (and quite frigid in winter). Clearly this calls for a window treatment...

The kids are eating dinner, and then we're off to Caroline's dance class. Remind me next year not to choose a 6:30 class!


Meredith said...

I'll remind you if you remind me to not have 6:30 soccer practice, 6:30 boy scouts, AND 5:00 brownies! Ugh!!

Can't wait to see all your craftiness!!!

Amy said...

I keep seeing this "I should not spend money" trend going around blogland. The way I see it is if you can spend less to just make it your self then go for it! So go out and just justify all those purchases, even if it doesn't really cost less to do it yourself just keep telling yourself that! That's what I do!