Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Something Old, Something New

library-7980I love weekends.  I do.  I wish I could be more productive though.  And considering that this is my second day in I feel like I should be more rested.  So, let’s see what we got up to today.  Oh, but quickly, if you’re visiting for the first time via the One Yard Wonders Facebook page, hi!  I’m so glad you came to visit, I hope you’ll stick around.  

Speaking of One Yard Wonders and Facebook, all of the book contributors are being featured on the One Yard Wonders fan page which is very exciting.  Of course, my ‘getting to know you’ features the single worst picture from my blog.  Lesson learned.  Don’t post lousy pictures on your blog even if you are really excited about whatever it is you were working on because you never know where they might end up.  The book features projects from lots of talented folks.  Check out the page and become a fan, that way you’ll know exactly when the book is released so you can run out and buy it hot off the presses!  


library-7940To get to the point of something old, something new, the rest of the day was consumed by errand running.  I already spilled the beans on the matching outfits that followed me home from Costco.  I couldn’t help myself.  I liked the way the little deer was peeking out of the pocket and the price was right AND Chase can wear it with her new fall boots.  That’s the new stuff.  The old is this vintage hamper I picked up for $2 at a garage sale.  I usually don’t like this type of stuff, with the impish little children frolickingabout, for a number of different reasons but this in particular struck me as so charming.  Maybe it was the price tag?  I don’t know but it’s cute and I like it.  I picked up a couple of pairs of jeans for Chase too and some maternity pants for me for next to nothing.  Gotta love a bargain.  

There were lots of other good bargains to be had today.  Target has some excellent deals on bedding at the moment and of course on school supplies too.  We have settled on a system of sandwiching our duvet in the winter between the top sheet and a bedspread or coverlet.  I never understood the concept when my grandmother used a coverlet but it makes SO much sense to me now.  It’s the perfect solution to wrangling the puffy duvet and you don’t have to use an awkward duvet cover.  We picked up a new king size coverlet for $25 on clearance from $99 and a king sheet set clearance priced at $18 down from $75.  Both excellent deals cause king size bedding isn’t cheap.  

I’m getting ready to update the shop with a few more crowns and started to work on one of the jumpers.  I cut out all the pieces and started to pin only to find that one of the pieces had gone missing.  I’m now completely derailed.  I’m hoping that the whole weekend won’t be a wash but I am seriously annoyed that I can’t find piece number 9.  I suspect that one of the varmints carried it off.  

library-7962I posted pictures yesterday from cookie time.  We made two types of cookies.  Our old chocolate chip standby and this new recipe for shortbread that I saw on Barefoot Contessa yesterday during nap time.  These are GOOD cookies.  I didn’t even dip them in chocolate because I didn’t want to start a riot.  The dough is so easy to roll and cut.  I cut the recipe in half, baked one sheet and put the other half of the dough in the freezer for a cookie emergency at some other time.  Come to think of it, how could these cookies be bad with 3/4 of a pound of butter in them?

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