Friday, November 27, 2009

in the midst of it all

why is it whenever i have the most to do, i cram in a bunch of other projects? i'm working on finishing up the magazine i edit at work - going back and forth to the computer, giving feedback and seeing it comes together into a final, print-ready draft. in between, i've made three kinds of pie crust/pastry so i can make christina's apple crostata and two different pies for my thanksgiving feast tomorrow. then, when i got beets in my organic box this morning, i decided to add a roasted beet salad and a beet chutney to tomorrow's menu, so i got a start on those. the sweet potatoes are ready to pop into the oven tomorrow. the bread is cubed for the stuffing. and then i remembered that i hadn't yet made a present for my new little niece iben, who we will meet for the first time tomorrow. so i dashed out to the blue room and made a little baby duvet cover. luckily, i had some fun fabrics and ribbons in the stash, so it wasn't hard.

#91 - matrioshka baby dyne cover

then i decided that the halloween banner we had up in the dining room had to go and a more thanksgiving-y themed one had to go up. so i got out the felt scraps and cut out some leaf shapes, added some colorful wooden beads and strung them all together with bright yarn (see, there IS a reason for the yarn stash too). this is another one of those things that flashed, fully formed, into my head.

#92 - autumn felt garland

now i'd better get back to those pies. hope everyone's thanksgiving was great yesterday. i'll definitely take lots of pictures tomorrow at ours!


Molly said...

you are a wonder. martha should hang her head in shame.
gorgeous quilt and garland!
and have I mentioned before how envious I am of your thanksgiving guests?!

Elizabeth said...

Hej talented lady have a great weekend. Enjoy your party.

CatLadyLarew said...

Love the garland!

Maria-Thérèse said...

awwwwww so so so so cute!
Så sött!!!!

An Open Heart said...

You are a machine.....I hope you have a fabulous dinner...wish I was going to be there!


Polly said...

Someone said once that if you feel like you don't have enough time to do everything you have planned should add to that list and then you'll find time for everything (or something to that effect, my English is rubbish today). But still I think that's a pretty full on plan for the weekend. How do you find time to take pictures of all that prettiness in all that.

Char said...

i hear the theme to "wonderwoman" playing - did your bracelets just clang together?

hope it went well today

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such pretty garland!!
I do hope you have enjoyed this Thanksgiving weekend!!

The Redhead Riter said...

A little frantic heh? LOL I'm sure you got everything done without a hitch!

SE'LAH... said...

Love that baby duvet cover!!!! Wow!

Steelers Girl said...

I enjoy your creativity. I LOVE the felt leaf garland. So creative. Martha got nothin' on you.

Christina said...

I hope they loved the crostata!
The baby is so lucky! Such a beautiful blanky.
: )