Thursday, November 29

Candles and Carols

Time to start preparing for Candles and Carols. Actually, we have been preparing for it for the last 4 months or so. But tonight is the dress rehearsal, which means a long night of playing the same five songs over and over and waiting for the other ensembles to finish singing their songs over and over. Probably the longest night of the year...
But it all pays off tomorrow night, when we perform for a packed audience of parents, family, friends, alumni, and strangers. And then they broadcast the performance all over the world, which is also pretty exciting and rewarding.
And this is my fourth and final Candles and Carols, so it's bittersweet. That's about how my life is lately, bittersweet. I'm almost done with school, which means big changes and leaving people I don't want to leave. But it also means moving on and starting a new exciting chapter of life.
But I digress...
Alright, time to get going. I've been wasting two hours at work when I should have been doing a major report :-(
Candles and Carols!

Wednesday, November 28

my, my it's cold outside

I can't believe how cold it's getting! Just a couple weeks ago we were soaking up the 70+ sunny weather. Now everything is freezing up, my husband was frosted out of the car this morning! brrrr
Something to warm you up: Pan Cozies!
My parents got new skillets, and they asked me to make them some sort of casing to keep them nice in without scratching the nonstick surface. And Mom insisted they match the cobalt blue kitchen, so I made my way to the fabric store and picked out these adorable fabrics. They fit right in with the country-esque style of their kitchen.

I really love the polka dot fabric, plus it's so soft!

I sewed up the fabric with quilt batting in the middle for added pan cozy comfort (for the pans, I guess). I sewed on metal snaps to hold the cozies around the pan handles. I made three: for 8", 10", and 12" skillets.

They turned out so well, I didn't want to give them to my parents. But I eventually got around to mailing them out, or my husband did. Anyway, my parents are now using the pan cozies and they love them. I need to get fabric to match our green kitchen and make some pan cozies of our own!

It's too cold and the computer is moving to slow for me to go on anymore. And my poor little puppy is laying here looking at me like, "please, can we just go to bed?"

Monday, November 26

The week after

After a nice break from school to travel and see family, I'm back to school work and housekeeping. One load of laundry in, an infinite number to go. One last and final report due next week Tuesday that I have to work on. And a busy week of Candles and Carols preparation. Enough blogging for now, I have more homework to do. I've been doing a lot of craft projects lately, so I will have to post pictures soon!


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