Anyway, here's a quick recap of our absolutely wonderful Christmas break!
Xyla loved having Allen and I around so much! There were countless catnaps on the couch, with her snuggling up with us. What a sweet girl.
Allen got me a sewing machine for Christmas, and it's AMAZING! Since moving away from home, I have been grieving my loss of access to a sewing machine. I started this apron some time last year (2010..), and basically finished the bottom (ruffled) part. However, I'm also the messiest baker ever, so I really needed to add a top portion! I quickly stuck something on, added some ribbon, and... all done! I think I'll actually add something to the top-- it's pretty plain and ugly. But, at least it's officially "done"!
Next, I made Xyla a little fuzzy blanket. Our cat has this strange obsession with fuzzy blankets, like fleece. We recently changed the blankets on our bed, and there's no longer a softy fuzzy fleece for her to curl up on! She has made her displeasure known by refusing to sleep on the bed at night. So, I whipped this up for her! Not very even, and some of the seams on the back are pretty terrible... but considering I didn't measure anything and sort of made it up as I went, I think it'll be fine for the cat! Next time, I'll suck it up and use bias tape, instead of being stubborn about wanting to do everything on my own. ;)
In other, happy news, I have a lead-free measuring tape on order! I accidentally found out that many sewing measuring tapes are made with PVC, which usually use lead as a stabilizer. I think that's dumb. And since I have an irrational fear of lead, I couldn't possibly use my olde measuring tape! But I found one that I think is fine, so in a few days it'll be here.......... I'm so weird.
Anyway, I have a feeling many more sewing-related projects to come!