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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

19 Days Till Christmas! Are You Ready?

Nineteen days. NINETEEN. I am so not ready. Usually by this time I've taken a Christmas photo, printed, addressed and mailed by now. But not this year. Nada! Nothing! I gotta get on it...or just the opposite - not send cards out this year? Bah-humbug!

As you can see it's been about two weeks since I last posted. So much has been going on. I wanted to blog about a lot of it to get some feedback/support but didn't want to bombard the Internet highway with my neurosis. Here's a little recap:

STRESS #1: Taking the girls to the dentist. Enough said? Thing is Momo (2) did FANTASTIC while Kailani (7) had a major freak out.

STRESS #2: I am seriously considering applying for a geographic exception for Kailani to attend a different school next year. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE her teacher and have nothing but good things to say about her. However, there are other things that are going on at the school that I am not so happy about. It's a long story....

STRESS #3: Could be related but l think aliens have abducted my daughter and left me with a mean look-a-like. The clone often makes an appearance when it's homework time and truly tests my patience. I definitely need a light saber or something to zap the evil curse...

STRESS #4: Again, probably related but I caught the look-a-like clone saying some MEAN THINGS to a classmate! MY DAUGHTER? My sweet, sweet, Kailani? Oh no, no, no, no. My daughter is NOT going to be a "mean girl". Where is that light saber? Zapping that one in the bud IMMEDIATELY!

STRESS #5: HOLIDAY SHOPPING with a two year old in tow.

STRESS #6: A HALF GALLON of milk spilled in the back of my van. It STILL smells like vomit.


But on a good note I have actually been doing some sewing! YEAH!!!

First of all I have to thank my father for helping to make it all happen! He mailed me THREE LARGE boxes of my sewing stuff. Not large as is the largest box you can buy at the post office but large boxes as in MOVING boxes! Almost 150 pounds of sewing supplies and fabric that I had at stored his house. YEAH BABY YEAH! Thanks dad!

So what have I been sewing? I'm embarassed to say that I finally made the keyboard covers for Kailani's classroom. I had already made the monitor covers and quite frankly forgot about the keyboard covers until her teacher kindly reminded me. (Whoops!) The covers are made like a pillowcase pocket so you can easily slide it over the monitor and place the keyboard into it. Not the best picture but at least you have an idea:

I've also decided to ATTEMPT to make a quilt! I've always wanted to but never knew where to start (and fully admit that I do not have the initiative to learn on my own.) About three weeks ago I finally met (live and in person) Amanda from Patchwork in Paradise blog. She is a talented quilter that I have gotten to know via the Honolulu Mommies website while still living on the east coast. She was also a contributor to my Barium Springs project and donated three handmade blankets! It was so great to finally meet her. She kindly offered to help get me started on my first quilt. Here are some of my pieces all laid out on her bed:

Asyou can see I'm going for the girly-Aloha-print look. I think the fabric I picked will help achieve that look. (By the way - can you see the blue batik under my pieces? That's a quilt that Amanda made. It is unbelievably G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! )

So there. It's out there. I am going to make a quilt. Granted it may be my first and last, only time will tell. Meanwhile it has to be put on hold as I finish up some sewing for Christmas projects. Again, NINETEEN DAYS. I'm hoping to finish up two projects today - I hesistate to post them because I'm afraid that the recipient of these gifts might actually look at my blog before Christmas. Oh who am I kidding - I don't believe she has any interest in my blog! We'll see. Let me just get them done first!

Are you making anything for Christmas presents this year? Do tell!


  1. Those are beautiful fabrics for the quilt. I don't mind piecing the quilt, it's everything after that takes me much too long. I'm happy for you that you have your sewing supplies back.

    My 2nd grader never wants to do her homework either until bedtime. It's always pressure from her brother. There are so many other fun things to do.

  2. So enjoy how cute your feather princess looks in hersas I've done with mine. And
    flirt with the feather trend by showing what a cool mom you truly are, by
    letting have her fun with fashion.hair tinsel


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