Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's in the 70's!

Yes! It's warmer than it's been in two weeks!!!! So Hubby & I just had to go bike riding this afternoon...Only 14 or so miles, but great none the less, since it's been too cold for me to want to get out and ride....but today was awesome!!! A bit windy (12 mph from the SSW), but we rode into it to start with and it carried us back home. The last 6 miles were terrific!
Spent yesterday wrapping and labeling the large & small batches of soap I made Friday night--then taking the veggie peeler to some of the soap from the batch before these to make soap curls. Then I sewed up some calico sachet bags and filled them with the soap curls to go with a bar of soap for little gifts to give to the ladies at church this morning--They all seemed pleased...which pleased me.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Back to work...and a cold front came in this morning while I was at work---BBRRRR! It's in the 30's out there now.
Took some of my soaps to work- I want to refill a basket in our Ladies Room each week with a different fragrance of soap for them to take if they like...This week is Apple, Cinnamon & Nutmeg fragrance....I like it.

Hubby is cooking supper...He's a good man....Can't decide what I want to do tonight...Sew, shell pecans, weave, or make more soap....hhhmm...I'll have to think on this...Anyway, here's a picture of my latest basket...I used a D handle...never done that before...It came out pretty cool... in it & in front of it are some of the soaps I made over the weekend; a picture of the coloring pouches I spoke of earlier... and a picture of a basket I made to go with a cassarole dish I bought to give as a Christmas gift....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Busy Saturday...

Whew! We were at Cracker Barrel in Abilene around 7:00 am this morning! YUM! On to Walmart for Christmas Shopping and groceries...then to get my nails done for the Holidays & even my eyebrows waxed--OUCH!!! Then to Hobby Lobby for more shopping...a candle stand & candles to go with the decorated Yule Log bought earlier this week for the Communion Table at Church...Then to Abuelos for lunch.YUM again!..then to Hastings...then home for a nap. Now I need to make a batch of soap & take some pictures...but all I want to do is sit!!! We'll see what wins! LOL!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Parade!

Check out the frozen snowperson & elf! LOL! We came seriously close to freezing, but it was a blast to ride in our small town Christmas Parade. Some of our cycling friends were the Grinch (with his sidekick Max), Martha Mae, and of course 'Elvis'...How fun! We actually won $10.00! Maybe Marvin will take me out to eat on the cheap with it---you know---Taco Bell! LUV those Bean Burritos!
Tonight I'm planning on sewing the girl's coloring pouch and maybe work on a basket...Tomorrow morning I have to shop a bit, then I'll be back home making soap...Before long, I hope to make a tutorial video on how to do it. The ingredients are few and fairly simple, but the product is a really nice hand & body soap.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's a New Day!

It's beautiful & COLD out there this morning....Time to go to work! Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Coloring pouches....

Just thought I'd stop long enough to jot down what we've been up to yesterday & today. Yesterday after work, I sewed up two of the boys Safari Coloring pouch kits I bought over the weekend. I took a picture....but it's on the memory card in the truck and it's about 34 degrees out there....Think I'll wait to put the picture up until I get the girls pink one sewn up & photo made so they can be on the same blog entry...
Tonight, we went to Brownwood to get a new phone for Marvin...He lost his somewhere?!?! Anyway, I've been looking to upgrade mine too, maybe before Christmas...Anyway, the company our plan is with doesn't carry Iphones- which is what I want...but, it does carry Nokia 5800 -which appears much like the Iphone...So guess I'll spend some time researching before I go to bed tonight.....Hope everyone has a good evening....