What a crazy busy and insane weekend I just had! But a very productive one too! I managed to get in a lot of good quality time in my sewing room this past weekend. I can also officially say I have started making my Christmas gifts for this season. Hey Christmas IS less than 3 months away!!!! Here is a sneak peek of some of the projects I am working on for gifts. Only little peaks as I know these people follow my blog!!!
I also FINALLY completed a project!!! It's been ages it seems since I started and finished something! I have alot of different necklaces that I love to wear, but I was never able to see what I had the way they were in my little jewellery box. So Mum and I came up with the concept of creating a wallhanging to put in our closets to show off all the 'bling' we do have!! And Viola!!! here is my little hanging! Now I can see all my necklaces and can easily choose what I want to wear!
I like to start my Christmas gift list in January (yes you read right), that way it is fresh in my mind what I gave away last Christmas. In fact I have a book devoted to my Christmas lists for each year! I make a list of all the people I want to give gifts too. (sometimes the list increases as sometimes throughout a year I decide to give an extra gift to another special friend in my life). I write on the list what I want to make. I have another chapter in the book that shows all the gifts I have given to my regulars over the years. That way I don’t make a duplicate of the same gift! Sometimes the gift ideas change, and so I can make the change as the year goes on. I know.. I know…. I have my Mum to blame for this insane organization habit. For those of you who know Mum you can appreciate just how ORGANIZED this woman is!!! If I can be HALF as organized as her I would be happy! She never ceases to amaze me of her organization skills and talents!
I also managed to cut out 5 of the 8 Christmas tree skirts I have ready to make up and sell. I still have a few other ideas up my sleeve of projects I want to put together to sell. I am hoping to have everything ready by the last week of November or the first week of December. That is my goal.
At this time I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who helped me come up with a name in the new kitchen blog I plan to start up. I wrote down all the names Sunday night and stuck them in my purse. For the last couple of days I took my list out and let the names roll of my tongue to see which one felt the best. I made my decision. Congratulations to MANDY!!! She came up with the name “Scoffin’ It Up At Comfort Cove”. It was catchy and it also tells a lot about the Newfoundland Culture and our love of food. For those of you out there in Blog Land you do not understand the word “scoff”, it is a Newfoundland term for a big meal. In years gone by it mostly meant a big meal (or feed as we say here on the island). When you read the link I added here from the Official Newfoundland Dictionary (Yes we have our own distinct language), it says a scoff consisted of a meal either at sea or ashore that consisted of meat or a sea bird and vegetables (sometimes stolen from a neighbour’s field). I assure you that in this recipe blog all my ingredients will be purchased legally or given to me (as in our farmer friend)!!! This day and age, a 'scoff' is just known as having a big feast! If you are up for a good scoff then you might also be up for a good 'scuff'.. or in Newfuneze, a dance! So you can come here to Newfoundland for a good "scoff and a scuff" So CONGRATULATIONS again to Mandy! Please email me your mailing address and I will have your little pressie sent out to you this weekend!
I will get started on my new “Scoffin’ It Up in Comfort Cove” blog in the next few days. I will post a link once it goes live!
Tonight I have to ice my final cake for this course. Tomorrow night I will finish the first course. If I time things right I will get all my buttercream icing made up and the cake iced and still have some time left over to do a little sewing, but it's doubtful as it usually takes a couple hours in the kitchen making the icing and getting the cake ready. I guess my next night in the room will be on Thursday with the Thursday night sewing gals!
On another note, here is a really nice photo of Alexi that Trevor shot the other day!! It's a great photo of her, that is when she is not up to trouble! I'm now trying to come up with a cute halloween costume for her as we decided to host our first halloween party this year! Any ideas???