If you haven’t done so already, Ellie would love your vote for your favorite farm animal! 🙂
I made a lot of progress this week! (See the second half of the post for my book progress.)
Here’s what I accomplished:
- Hemmed and delivered my friend’s pants.
- Moved the cuff buttons on my new blouse.
- Fixed the sweater ball (which is stuffed with sweaters!)
- Finished one Handmade Christmas 2015 project.
extreme closeup to keep the secret until it’s actually delivered
Still to do:
Items that are currently in progress (and/or should have been done by Christmas time):
- Finish the baby bibs that were given to me to complete so that we could sell them at the 2015 Advent Bazaar. (Oops, I forgot, we’ll sell them in 2016!)
- Make corn sacks for J, J, and A – three special people in my kids’ lives.
- Fix two of our office Roman shades (annoyingly, the little plastic rings just keep on breaking)
- Sew 1 baby blanket in blue and 1 in pink
- Sew 4 baby birds (like this one)
- Design and finish two final Handmade Christmas 2015 projects (because no, I’m still not done)
Items to sew next once the first list is finished:
- Sew a large neutral tablecloth for our dining room table (have had the fabric since spring 2013)
- Actually get the dining room shades installed – clearly I should not have allowed myself to cross that one off the list.
- Make an apron for Mark – currently the poor guy has to wear one that’s way too big for him.
- Sew hot pads for us (and a tutorial for you)
- Design and sew a new bathroom curtain. (This one I just put on the list this week but we really need it)
I have no actual book finishes to report (although I’m so close to finishing Connecticut Yankee) but I did take a couple books off the list because I decided not to read them.
Books from the library
- Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham (I’ve already read and love this one but need to skim it in review for a book club on 1/30)
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – the real one and a graphic novel version (both for my Classics Club January pick)
- Soul of Discipline by Kim John Payne- We love his other book, Simplicity Parenting so I’m excited to read this one.
Books borrowed from friends and family:
- Unclean by Richard Beck – I’m about half way through this one and have really been thinking a lot about the implications of his arguments.
- The Wisdom of Stability by Wilson Hargrove
- That Distant Land by Wendell Berry
- Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
- First Impressions by Sarah Price
- Road Song by Natalie Kusz
- Creed or Chaos by Dorothy Sayers
Books we own:
- The Quotidian Mysteries by Kathleen Norris (I’ve been almost done with this for probably two years and it’s SO good but somehow, I haven’t read that last quarter or so of it.)
- Gender and Grace by Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen (I read this in college but I’d like to read it again.)
- Intimate Allies by Dan Allender and Tremper Longman
The embroidery on the Christmas project is lovely!
You have gotten a lot done, great job.
Thanks so much! 🙂
I love your public To Do lists. Way to be accountable. Your reading lists are interesting. I love Wendell Berry. I should check the library for some of his books. Almost named my son Wendell, but he is Harrison and 21 years old now. Beautiful embroidery.