Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday This and Monday That

I'm finding the pace of this semester to be pretty leisurely. There are a lot of readings in my English class, but that's OK, because I love reading. It seems like I haven't had time to read in the past five or so months. We're reading mostly short stories, but have three novels to go through. The dummy for my stuffed animal is sewn and I'm going to take apart the sweater tonight. It's due February 9th and I'm just enjoying using my sewing machine to piece things together. I should haul it out more! One of my classmates was smart and is converting a pair of boy's lederhosen that she found at a garage sale into a purse, so she's practically done. It's surprising how heavy it was! I splurged on a $25 beef roast and we had it for dinner last night. Tonight I made a beef casserole with mushroom soup and spiral noodles for dinner. There's still lots of beef left, but it's in the freezer now lest we get tired of beef pretty fast. Ah! Cooking is another thing I sorely missed. It seems nice to just do normal people stuff! The Crafter's Devotional is coming along pretty good. I have been able to do most things, such as "Make something from old photos" (I finally got our wedding photos into an album), looked up Greek and Polish folklore and reflected on why I made art. This book is such a winner! Oh, and I also decorated a sketchbook with leftover cardstock:


  1. Glad your having fun this semester. Pretty sketchbook!

  2. Christine, you have been doing a lot!! I have to admit, when you were talking about your beef roast, I was getting hungry! LOL! 25.00!! That must have been some roast ;o) Have a great one ;o)

  3. Thanks Pam :-) I'm surprised there isn't a bird on there!

    It was a big roast Stacy - I don't think I will get another that big unless we're having friends over!

  4. So glad to hear that you're working your way through the Crafter's Devotional! I have a copy of it too, but sadly, it is sitting on a shelf in the sewing room being neglected. Maybe one day...

    Sounds like you are keeping quite busy!

  5. So amazingly busy Sarah. I can't believe there's four weeks of school left. In some ways school is a bit of a prison and I can't wait to be paroled ;-)

    Sadly The Crafter's Devotional had some stiff competition from the other two Game of Thrones books, so it has been a little lonely lately.