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Haul out the Holly…

Will I sound like an ego maniac if I say I LOVE Christmas music, especially all the songs that include my name? This year, I’ve been very excited to listen to all my Christmas albums on my iPhone, and have been having fun creating new Christmas stations on Pandora. We had those cranked up yesterday when […]

Thanksgiving Bunting

Here’s a Thanksgiving bunting project I made last year. I must confess, I have no idea where this bunting ended up, and we are not going to be home for Thanksgiving, so the chances of it actually getting displayed this year are slim! But this is a great project for any time of year. I tried […]

Holiday With Matthew Mead Winner

The winner of my magazine giveaway is Ann! Congratulations! I will email you to get your address, but probably won’t have a chance to get the magazine in the mail until Monday because we’re going away for the weekend.

Thanks for all the teacher gift suggestions everyone!

In other news, I made these little guys this week (from […]

Neck Gaiters: a pile of progress

I sewed up a storm Monday but I’m starting to feel my energy wane as the week goes on… and it doesn’t help that I’m getting a cold. But here’s what I have to show for Monday’s effort: 24 neck gaiters/neck cozies. Those of you who read my “hidden” holiday blog will know that I made […]

Acorn Napkin Rings

AP photo/Holly Ramer

Does anyone actually use napkin rings? I have to admit, I don’t, though I came up with these three versions for a Thanksgiving craft story I wrote for AP.  The first version, with the bell,  is a bit fancier than the others, though it is probably the easiest to make. The […]

Holiday Giveaway

I have this week off from work and am determined to finish making most of the Christmas gifts I have planned. I’m already off to a great start, thanks to the weekly challenge at Works in Progress, but I really want to get a lot done this week so I can spend more time just enjoying […]

Election Day hangover

I snapped this picture last Monday after spotting these absolutely gorgeous red maple trees (in a dentist office parking lot of all places), and thought it was perfectly patriotic for Election Day.

I’m finally feeling almost back to normal after a very long Election Day … I got home from work at 3:45 in the morning Wednesday […]