Friday, December 26, 2008

An Apron and Bread

I've been off work all week and am so thankful to have had those days to prepare for our Christmas celebrations. Today was the first day of the week that I was able to settle down, not go anywhere and concentrate on "home" things. When my hubby woke up this morning, he asked, "What are we going to do today?" I replied, "Whatever we jolly well please!".

The first part of the day was spent tidying up from Christmas and cleaning up. I received a new printer from my hubby as a gift. In the process of getting it hooked up I realized how "dirty" it was behind the computer desk. Evidently someone spilled a beverage back there which combined with dust was very disgusting! I cleaned this area using some hot, soapy water and a cleaning cloth.

I also wanted to do some sewing, so I decided to make another bibbed apron. This is the second apron I've made. Click here to see the first one that I made a couple of weeks ago. The apron I made today is in my Etsy Shop.

We are still nibbling on Christmas goodies such as ham, roasted pecans and butterscotch chip cookies. But, I wanted to make some bread in my bread machine. I found a recipe in a book called "Bread Machine Magic" that I had all the ingredients on hand for. Its called "Herb Bread". The herbs are basil, rosemary and dill weed. It also has a small amount of chopped onion sauteed in butter.

I still have the whole weekend ahead of me!!! I plan to make some of my "Sewing Plans for 2009" a reality. Or at least start on them! I can't decide which one to tackle first. I should probably start on the UFO that has been sitting around the longest, which would be the NCSU Quilt.


Anonymous said...

I am glad you are enjoying your first free day. The apron is very cute!

Hope you enjoy your new printer, how fun. :)

Mom2fur said...

The apron looks great!
I tell you, after 2 months of cooking, sewing, crocheting and just 'preparing' for Christmas, I am totally "Christmased-Out!" It really was nice to have day to do as I 'jolly well please.'
I found a strange mess cleaning up, too. I found Austin the ferret's 'secret stash,' where he's been hiding all the sponges he steals. It was behind a box of sewing projects...there were 8 of them! Yes, he's a strange animal, but he loves sponges.
Hope you had a great Christmas. I know I did, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
I love the apron. I have been getting our home back in order too. Have a Very Blessed New Years.

Terri said...

I love the apron; very cute!

Anonymous said...

I like the new apron. Is it also reversable? I really loved your first one because it was. You are so organized for 2009, we may not be able to "stand you."

I started cleaning behind the guests today, too! It is good to have some down time, but it was wonderful to have everyone here.

Love you, Marjorie

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