Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hurry, Hurry, Don't Be Late!!

Lace edging, one final dishcloth, multiple microwave bowls, matching hot pads and a partridge in a pear tree.  That is what is ahead for me during the last days before Christmas.  I just threw in the partridge to see if you were singing along with me.  I feel like I’m rushing and slightly stressed but I really do have it covered. 

We also have three birthdays to get through before Christmas.  Sweet son-in-law, nurse/photographer son, and fireman son’s birthdays all in one week.  Preparation for the birthday dinner tonight included two dozen shortbread cookies and two loaves of Italian bread to go with spaghetti and meatballs.  Now—I can focus on what is left of Christmas preparations.

Does something extra seem to pop up during your Christmas preparations?  Plumbing problems?  Heating and air conditioning problems?  Appliance breakdowns?  We experience that weird phenomenon almost every year.  This year it was the great bed disaster.  I have not been sleeping well and lately our beloved Sleep Number bed has felt like a bag of rocks to me.  We decided to try adding a topper on the inside of the padded cover.  When we opened the zip top the inside around the cells was covered with black mold.  It seems that is a problem with Sleep Number beds.  We were warned about it when we purchased the bed and have checked it at times over the years.  This time—gangbusters!! 

I immediately ordered a Perfect Cloud gel foam mattress to go on our platform foundation and we wrangled it into place after dismantling the old bed.  Bye, bye Sleep Number, hello heaven.  I feel 20 years younger and have no aches, pains, or joint stiffness as I did BNB (before new bed).  Top that off with the fact that we are both sleeping like bears hibernating, and I think we have a winner.  I love a good success story.

The lace edging for the hand towel gift is one inch away from being ready to attach to the towel.  I like the way it is turning out and hope it is used with love for as long as the first one has been used. 

The microwave bowls have been matched with hot pads and filled with shortbread cookies.  Here are two more ready for bias edging.   
If I keep my nose to the grindstone I can finish 10 of them before Christmas.  Isn’t this a fun time of year? 

Life is good.


kathy b said...

How do you attatch that gorgeousness to the towel ?
Stitch it?
By hand?

I love your cookies. Mmmmm.
I love this time of year. I m retired and its heavenly. Just made Fireman a big dinner with sides. For our early anniversary. Made turkey tetrazinni and brussel sprouts with bacon. Our anniversary is Saturday. So blessed. It will be 34 years.
Also baked cookies today. I cheat. I use premade toll house batter and I add nuts, raisens and oatmeal and call them cowboy cookies. So my family will have gingergread, cowboy and a bakery cookie i bought called an opera cookie.

SO hard to be on weight watchers but Im hanging on Katherine!

Tired Teacher said...

Your sewing machine has been busy! Love the idea of the microwave bowl filled with cookies and a matching hot pad.

Eeew, black mold is not good especially when your sleeping on it for 6-8 hours a night. Glad you switched for a new mattress.

Judy S. said...

It's a crazy busy time of year, isn't it? Lots of love in all those pretty gifts. A big group of our family birthdays come right after Christmas and into January.....Glad you got a new mattress; sounds like it was a good decision.

elns said...

The cookies and bread look like a perfect start to Christmas! Such a busy time, indeed.These fabric lined bowls are beautiful! I'm sorry about your bed. The husband has promised me a new mattress for 2017! I can't wait.