Saturday, January 26, 2008

Snippet Saturday

I'm in awe that I got to sleep in today- mind you, "sleeping in" for me since the toddler arrived has meant anytime after five a.m. He didn't fling his bedroom door open until six today. I'm actually feeling rested, though it helps that I went to bed around eight last night. Yes, I am a sleep hog.


I attended a memorial service for my godmother yesterday afternoon, at the same church in which I was baptized as a baby. It was a nice service, and it was interesting hearing the stories and remembrances of of such a colorful lady. She spoke fluent Greek, traveled the world as a military spouse, and even took care of King Paul's and Queen Frederika's lion cub for several months before it was transferred to the Athens Zoo.


I did indeed, make another wreath, along with some heart shaped door sachets yesterday.

I still have a ton of fabric, so I think I'll try my hand at making a runner, or some placemats with the remnants. I've never been the type of crafter who enjoys working specifically with sewing fabric, though I wholeheartedly support other peoples' nasty quilting habits! :) I crochet, do cross stitch, or use fabric strips for wreath decor...heat up a glue gun on occasion, and assemble vignettes. Every few years I'll get the sewing machine out and make a new kuspuk, so perhaps this is just my latest craft medium phase.


Lately my dreams have been full of organizing scenes: me finding the perfect baskets for my laundry room; reorganizing the bedroom closet with all one-color hangars, shirts sorted by color, sleeve length, etc. Must be the codeine in the cough syrup, though it's just building upon my natural inclination to have a place for everything, and everything in its place. Some people dream of scary monsters, or going on some adventure. There I am, organizing my laundry detergent and dryer sheets.


I'm hoping we really do find out sooner rather than later where our next duty assignment will be. It takes time to apply for and receive a new state's teaching credential, and most school districts prefer to hire teacher applicants that are already licensed to teach in their state. So far I'm licensed in Alaska, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas. Who's next? (Yes, yes, I know, I should have gone and gotten nationally certified all those years ago, darn you HINDSIGHT.)


This weekend's to-do list only has one item on it so far:

Changing out seasonal January decor. Out with the snowflakes and snowmen, in with the hearts.

I'm certain there are other things I simply must do. They'll sneak up on me as I get caught up on reading the latest postings from my favorite blogs.

I hope you have a terrific weekend!


  1. The wreath is gorgeous! I may try to make my own. Where did you find the puffy hearts? Or did you have to sew each one? Please say you found them somewhere :)

  2. Thanks so much! But...alas...I did have to sew the hearts! I found some fabric and started making the little puffy hearts without knowing exactly what I'd use them for...bowl fillers or something- and then decided to glue them to a wreath form. See some of my earlier posts to get a peek at the fabric, hearts, etc. Hope this helps- oh, and making the hearts was really simple- and they were sewn by hand. Thanks for reading!


As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!