I don't know how much blogging I'll be able to do over the next week or two. Our modem seems to be on it's final leg, and who knows how long it will take to get a new one! This evening is the first time in 2 days that I've been able to get online and do anything.
I'm having great fun preparing my sewn Christmas gifts... I finished the 3 pillowcases last night, just finished an apron for my nephew, Paul, who loves to "bake", and have 1 more thing to make... a tote bag for my niece (to carry books, babydolls, etc.).
I had a lightbulb moment for the last two gifts. I was wondering about acquiring fabric to make them, and remembered that I have a few home-made dresses in the closet that have yellowed and I don't wear them anymore but haven't gotten rid of them, either.
For Paul's apron, I dug through a bag of clothes I was going to take to Goodwill, and found a shirt that was "manly" enough in the print, and I will be making the tote bag out of one of the dresses (it is a flowery print). I know it won't mean a hill of beans to Emily now, but hopefully later when she's older (and still has the tote bag I hope!) it will take on a special meaning that I made it from one of my own, handmade dresses.
I have (or will have) pictures of everything and am excited to share them with you guys when the computer feels more alive. Right now internet connection is sporadic and iffy, so I don't want to start loading pictures and then not have it work.
If I don't get a chance, I hope you all have a very fun, very peaceful, very excitement filled (the good kind!), Christ-centered Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I will be so sad if I can't spend the holidays with my bloggy friends, but 'tis what is!
See y'all sometime!! Hopefully before '09 :)