Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fun at Home

This used to be my dining room table and will be again. I have so many projects going all at the same time that the work table in my craft room is full. Besides, it is cold down there, whereas upstairs I can cuddle up to the fire. In my defense, my craft work table is pretty full with a computer, scanner and printer. But I'm certain that I could fill any number of tables!

(My family shouldn't look at these photos! There are secrets here.) I am busy making Christmas presents and having a great time. Hubby agreed to take over the kitchen for a few days - well, actually two - but I'm hoping to stretch that by a few days. I helped him tie on his apron (he can't tie behind his back!) and he took the cookbook I created for the family last Christmas and cooked Porcupine Balls which just happen to be his favorite! Then he whipped up an apple crisp. A very successful supper. And I just kept on sewing!

You can see the makings for several projects on the table - potholders made in the string piecing method, wax for a leaf wreath (directions at Color Outside the Lines), a clay figure in the foreground, and a package of transfer paper.

Here is the close up of the potholders. Two finished and several more to go. I was lucky to have five red fabrics that went so well together. I used this to explain to hubby why I need to have such a large selection of fabric!

Isn't it nice to be surrounded by those you love on a cold November day? Hubby didn't want me to post his picture so filling in for him is "Paws."

You know how people are posting pictures of a cup of tea in a fancy cup with the fire in the background? Here is my version of that. My favorite mug with three yellow kitties like mine. Doesn't the one on the right look like "Big Guy"? See his picture in the right side bar and in the center of the mosaic below. It is the same bewildered look.

Another fun day! I think hubby is making macaroni and cheese tonight. He will need a little advice on that. What are you doing this gray November day?


Anonymous said...

I have a feeling a lot of dining tables look like that this time of year! Hubby sounds like a gem!


Linda said...

I have to get going on my projects. Have fun. Linda

cadillac sioux falls said...

Looks like my table. I've got the sewing machine, 2 plants and cats on it.

Linda said...

Yes, I will probably show some of my finished projects. The ones that are gifts probably not because I don't want to spoil the surprise. I still haven't started. Linda

prashant said...

I have to get going on my projects. Have fun.
Work From Home

Cristin said...

Spent the day watching my girls play soccer. One even scored a goal! yippee.

cute kitty!


Struggler said...

Wow, three cheers for hubby! Porcupine balls sound most intriguing. Glad to hear you're having such a wonderful, cozy time with your crafting.

Celi said...

(My family shouldn't look at these photos! There are secrets here.)
OK, now that just screams, "Look, look, now!"
I won't tell.

Betsy said...

I love your fancy cup with the cats, and the nice fire burning.
I have to finish some crafts, you have put me in the mood for that.
Happy Thanksgiving,