But I am waiting for Justin to get home. So here I sit online, reading and researching. I just have to share how excited I am about some projects I am going to start when I return from my month long trip to Utah and Idaho. This is all thanks to me new favorite blog which is here. This lady is nuts but amazing. Anyway, here are the two big projects I want to get to: A Ragged Square Quilt and this Christmas Quilt. I have been reading and trying to learn how to do the big things I will need to figure out before I take these projects on. I have decided on starting with this Doll bedding so I can get some practice in before I do the big expensive quilts. The actual quilting part seems to be the scariest and everywhere I have read I am told that it is doable, but it just takes practice, hence the unneccesary but adorable doll quilts. Plus, I think the girls would love to have some doll blankets, even though they are usually satisfied with playing with my fabric scraps.
So I may have to admit that sewing might be my new addiction/ passion. Its pricier than baking but at least I won't gain quite as much weight. :) I was thinking about Justin and my upcoming vacation away from the kids and though that its a shame I won't be able to sew without child interruption during that time- then i remembered that this was supposed to be a fun vacation with my husband. Oops, maybe I have a problem. Justin- I promise I won't do any projects, I will just have fun with you! He has been so supportive and understanding with my new hobby. He even tolerates the mess I make of the kitchen and living room. He hates it- but he tolerates it so I can be happy. Thanks babe!
I am also listening to every version of "O Holy Night" that I can find on You Tube because I love this song more than anything. Ahhh, what a relaxing night. Thanks to my friend, Sherstine, I discovered my favorite so far is the one by David Phelps. If you appreciate the beauty of this song, his version will bring you to tears. Just search it on YouTube. The Celine Dion and Celtic Woman (I love them!) ones were also some of the best. However, I can never resist a little Josh Groban, who makes everything he sings incredible. I have to add that I love this song, not just because the music is beautiful but because the words are really a testimony of what Christmas is about. I love how full of praise and rejoicing this song is in anouncing Christ's birth to the world. If I could sing at all, I would sing this song everyday!