Thursday, December 18, 2008

Seven More Days Until Christmas


OM gosh, only 7 days. The panic is setting in. I think I must work better under pressure because I'm suddenly making lists...checking them twice....etc. Anyhoo, just a few things to share this morning.....

  1. Debbie over at Suburb Sanity featured me in her blog! Well, I say "featured" as it seems a little more special then saying "mentioned". Anyway, if you don't visit her blog, you are missing out on lots of laughs. She is very good at capturing the day in the life of women, mothers, etc....to me, she is a lot like Erma Bombeck. I hope she will write a book someday. She has over 99 followers, maybe you can add to her numbers.

  2. Oilcloth: Yesterday, I was listening to Martha Stewart 112 on serius radio and she was talking about making oilcloth placemats. I have been interested in making oilcloth somethings for some time but could never find oilcloth. Here is the link she suggests for purchasing oilcloth But she also gave some tips about sewing oilcloth. She said always start with a new needle as it is "tough" to sew. Make your stiches a little longer (can't remember why). You can't wash oilcloth in the washer. While I was looking for oilcloth info on her web site, I found this pattern/instructions for the lunch bags made from oilcloth. So, FYI if you were interested...

  3. The Christmas Sweater: Great Book! If you get a chance to buy, borrow or check out from the library.....I highly recommend. It is a wonderful and heart warming story. It was a quick read and I don't recommend reading it in public as you might cry a tear or two.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

I thought you were featured! Sheesh. Never satisfied.
I would love to get my hands on some oilcloth. Now, a reasonable woman would know that I do not have the time to do that, but I'd like to, all the same. I've never worked with it. I painted a canvas floorcloth once. Does that count?
(And thanks for the linky love!)

BlueJude said...

I can't believe it either...time is whizzing by! thanks for the good book rec. and have a wonderful weekend! bluejude hugs

PLO said...

I am in total panic mode. HELP. I love OILCLOTH! I love Martha. I am running right over for your feature!!!!!!!