Monday, November 18, 2013

A Weekend of Creativity

Holla, blog peeps.
Hey, you know how I'm usually like, "Ooooh, I had such an awesome
weekend I can hardly be grumpy about Monday morning?"
Well, today I'm all, "OMG - such a GREAT weekend
and I want ONE MORE DAY!!!"
~sigh~
 
Ah, no sense in whining about it, but it's true - I'd love one more day to be able to remain in my creative space. This weekend I was all up in my creative business, working on some Christmas gifts and learning a new skill. This post contains photos of four different crafting projects that I can only show snippets of today. I'll include each of these projects in future blog posts once the recipients have their gifts and/or once these are fully completed.
 

I worked on making a few Christmas ornaments and finished up one for Miriam's Blog Friend Ornament Exchange. {Thing I love most about the photo above? My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bowl smiling at the top of the photo.}

Next project, some wooden spoons ready for spray paint...


I put the binding on Carrie's quilt and finished hand stitching it on Saturday night. I'm so happy to report that her quilt is complete and ready to wrap! {Note to self: be sure to photograph this before wrapping it for Christmas.}


Our friend Judy came over yesterday morning and taught me how to knit! Yay! I loved it, and I caught on quickly which made it even more fun. Judy helped me complete one dish cloth, and I worked on another one by myself after she'd gone home. {Thanks, Judy!}


Yesterday afternoon Carrie came over and I helped her with a sewing project. I'm not sure what I loved the most about that - teaching her a new skill or just having her in my creative space for a few hours. Gosh, this weekend was really good for my creative spirit!

Plus! It was Doug's birthday yesterday! He enjoyed a relaxing day of watching football, working on his Sunday crossword puzzle, banana pancakes early in the day, and his favorite chicken and rice dish for dinner. And presents. And cake.

And then along comes Monday morning and forces us to switch gears. I have something going on every night after work this week, plans for every lunch hour too, and a fun-and-busy-next-weekend on the horizon. I'm so grateful for my lovely busy life.

Have I told you lately how much I appreciate that you read my blog?
Yes, you. :o)
Have yourself an awesome week, dear friends.

17 comments:

Susi said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend although I seldom have them. I'm very interested in those spoons and excited to see the finished quilt. When I first started crochet I made wash/dish cloths also. Enjoy you week.

Jo said...

What an amazing weekend you had and well done on learning a new skill x

Audrey said...

Well well, it's a good thing I'm living my creative life vicariously through you, Deb!!! Hee hee. That's amazing and I smiled through this entire post. "I was all up in my creative business" is a sentence that could have come straight through my lips. You are SO, SO, SO my kind of gal. I'm so very happy I found you and your lovely, happy blog!!! XOXOXOXOXO

Cheri said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. Glad you got to enjoy yourself so thoroughly! I spent a little time in my creative space yesterday and funny enough... I was working on ornaments too. Different shapes, same basic type.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend....and now I'll be expecting you to knit your own flowers!!

debs14 said...

What a great weekend! You certainly fill your spare time with fun!

Becky said...

Sounds like a wonderful and perfect weekend!

Beverly said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished projects! Happy belated to Doug :) I think you can let the soul satisfaction of the weekend carry you through the week.

Sian said...

So much creativity! Happy Birthday to Doug..it sounds like it was a brilliantly festive weekend

Miriam said...

Now that's my kind of weekend! and my weekend was exactly like that!
I feel blessed with blog friends just now too.

helena said...

What a blissful sounding weekend. Welcome to woolcraft fun

Karen said...

What fun! I finally got some time today to play, and loved it. I got my ornament in the mail, but had so many ideas after looking through Pinterest that I have several more I want to make.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Doug!

Does Deb ever sit still? ;)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks like you did have a great weekend there, my crafty friend!

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a LOT of creativity right there lady! I'm intrigued by the spoons....

Alison said...

I've been very remiss on my blog reading and have just had a lovely few minutes catching up with you....you really. Do put me to shame!...both on the craft room and on the blogging world!
Alison xx

Gail said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend! You amaze me at all you get done and still work.

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