Thursday, April 2, 2015

Here a Chick, There a Chick

While being pulled deeper into the black hole of time-sucks spending some time on Pinterest, I found these adorable Chicks at Myrtle & Eunice. I just knew I had to whip up some for myself. LittleGirl thought they were cute as well; and because it's an easy beginner pattern, she stitched a couple of chicks, too.

I've made these from some wool felt LittleGirl won in her Carolina Shop Hop basket last summer. The 5x5 squares are more than enough to complete one chick. Our Spring Break has been filled with dentist and doctor appointments; so to keep my hands busy in the idle wait moments, I've been taking the chick parts to stitch together. 

They're lots of fun to sew. Wonder how many I'll finish before Easter this Sunday? 

Chicks inspired by Myrtle and Eunice.
For a free PDF pattern, click here:  How to Make an Easter Chick
A close-up of one of the chicks.
LG claimed this one for herself.
She likes the blue eyes. 

In addition to visits to dentists and doctors, we also stopped in at the DMV. We have another driver in the house! Congratulations to Son#2 for passing his Beginner's Permit test! Mom looks forward to gripping the dash while we drive to school the rest of the school year. ;)

How have you filled your week?

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Early AM Conversations

At 4:53 this morning, I reached for the milk to pour into my coffee...and realized it had expired.  I'm surprised it wasn't moldy green, which would have been apt since the expiration date was March 17th, St. Patrick's Day.

If I was a newlywed, here's how our early AM conversation would have gone:

Me:  "Honey, the milk expired! I'm going to go get you some fresh milk from the grocery, so you can have your coffee just the way you like it."

DH:  "I don't want you leaving the house this early! I'll go pick it up. You just have the coffee mugs waiting when I return."

We've had 21 blissful, but realistic years of marriage. Here's how the conversation went today:

Me:  "Well, snot! Who didn't check the expiration dates before opening the milk?  That last gallon expired over a week ago! Even though it's just 5am, I'm going to go grab some fresh milk from the grocery."

DH:  "Do you have some cash? If not, here's some...and grab me a donut while you're there."

Hahaha! Just keepin' it real, friends. I love that man so much, I gladly took an early morning drive so our coffee time was exactly the way we're accustomed. Life is great, but crazy. My big project is still in project-mode. Spring Break is almost here. I'm hoping to get the project completed and finish some sewing UFOs. If I keep an eye on milk expiration dates, I just might accomplish all my goals! ;)

What're you chatting about today?

Happy Wednesday!

PS...Happy Greek Independence Day!
PPS...Happy Birthday to LittleGirl! She celebrates '12' today.