Thursday, December 6, 2012

right now................

....I am enjoying a beautiful sunny morning and being thankful for this lovely day so filled with promise

....I am so happy that I finally finished the Margaret Dashwood shawl from the summer edition of Jane Austen Knits - all the info is on my Ravelry project page


....I am well stocked with boxes of Tazo Joy tea from Starbucks (I love this tea and since you can only buy it during the holidays, I took advantage of the BOGO earlier this week!)

....I am enjoying this color palette from http://blog.scrapfriends.com.au/2012/11/yummyscrap-colour-palette-challenge-7.html  - see layout above and check out their challenge - the sketch also made me think of an old layout I did back in the These Are a Few of My Favorite Things challenge blog (so miss it) and Sweet Julie T-W, our boss - ah memories!!!!
....I am enjoying my watercolor portrait class and really trying to push myself - hopefully I will have something good to show you

....I am looking forward to dinner tonight - turkey leek pie made with Thanksgiving leftover turkey, fresh leeks, and puff pastry top - so yummy - I use Jamie Oliver's recipe

....I just read Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal and The Raven Boys by Maddie Stiefvater - very very different books but both very enjoyable reads

....I am looking at our budget and expenditures for this year - only 3 weeks left!  Would you believe that all I have spent on scrapbooking supplies is $6 - the postage to receive the items that I won from Jenni Bowlin this summer, and that all I spent on fabric was $30.  I made 3 quilts from scratch this year and finished 2 others that were started in earlier years. It feels so good to use up stash!!!

....I just received a fedex email that I have some wine being shipped to me - I won 2 bottles of wine from the Hayfork winery through Amanda Soule's Soulemama blog last spring.  The winery contacted me to let me know that they wouldn't ship to Florida until cooler weather so.....I am very excited about this very special wine!

....I am so loving my Kindle Fire HD 8.9.  It was a combined birthday/Christmas present but I received it just before Thanksgiving - how did I ever live without it???

Hope your day is super and filled with joy and fun!
Chris



5 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I miss Fave Things too!! I got your card yesterday and loved what you wrote on the envelope!! I loveeeeeeeeee your lo's and your shawl is GORGEOUS!!!! And YAY for your scrappy budget!! That is AWESOME!!!!

Dani Cristina said...

Great project here,GORGEOUS colors... love it!! :)

Sanna said...

beautiful laoyut and perfect for the color challenge! love that knit too! gorgeous! glad you joined us at ScrapFriends!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous work..thanks so much for joining in at Scrap Friends...you have been busy & I am in AWE of you spending so little on scrap/craft products. Well done you!!!!!!!

Gwen Wruck said...

Love how you have picked up the shades in the pallet - thanks for sharing it with us at Scrap Friends