Showing posts from December 9, 2007

Cookie Bake Day

Our annual cookie bake day was today. Bowls and bowls of cookie dough measured, mixed, rolled, and baked. A kitchen filled with sunshine, laughter, and bright colors. The end result? Dozens and dozens and dozens of cookies to share. (Photos by one of my talented niece.)

Making progress....only five little flannel pjs to go

The flannel pj factory is humming right along. Two toddler boy sets are done, one toddler girl set is done, one girl's set is done and three boy's sets are more than half completed. Looks like I won't become a flannel casualty after all. I'm making matching flannel tops and bottoms and I sure am glad that these are fairly quick to sew. I'm with you Gaylen - I think the flannel print bottom with the plain tops are super cute, but I let DH decide on these as most of the nieces and nephews are on his side of the family. You know the "we" idea of sewing flannel pjs was a bit more of a "he" idea than a "she" idea. I think his offer of help was motivated by guilt - see I had suggested that I sew pjs as gifts over a month ago and he wasn't sure if he liked the idea or not. It actually worked in my favor - you have no idea how many times he stopped in the sewing room to whisper words of encouragement and thank me over and over. I bet i

Seamstress found buried under piles of flannel

It could happen you know. Especially since my sewing room currently looks like a blizzard swept through and left behind yards and yards of flannel, as well as elastic and buttons and many pattern pieces. That's because yesterday morning we decided that I would sew flannel pajamas for the nine children on our Christmas list. Nine little pajamas ranging from size infant to size eight. DH has offered to cut a few pairs out while I stitch them together. He's also in charge of dinner tonight ... how much you want to bet we have pizza? Okay, I'm going back in...