Monday, November 20, 2006

Coffee Break

Got my cappuccino on the desk beside me. I even managed to make it without a) spraying myself with steamed milk or b) flinging coffee grounds all over my kitchen for once.
A pretty good weekend really. The weather was beautiful - all bright blue skies and gorgeous Autumn colours. Hubby test drove another car first thing Saturday morning, but I'm not allowed to say anything because he read that I called him "awkward" and wasn't happy....
Then off to the shops with our Christmas/December Birthdays present list. We've now got most of what we need from actual "bricks and mortar" shops, so now we can concentrate on the internet shops/ It's such a good feeling to have got so much done - and there's a big element of relief in there too. I suppose I should start with the wrapping now then.

We also bought curtain poles, decided to say "what the heck" and just buy the flipping things - at least for the dining room and our bedroom.

Lunch was at the Red Lion near Welwyn - probably our most frequented Saturday lunchtime spot. But I didn't have my usual Hunter's Chicken, opting instead for a Aberdeen Angus Steak burger. I rarely have burgers but this one was very tasty indeed! OH had the double chicken fillet open pie which looked delicious so might have that next time... We were both tempted by puddings so he had his childhood favourite Banana Split and I had the Toffee Apple Granny - yum.
Back at home we sorted the lounge out - well as much as we could what with still having an extra sofa down at one end that I forgot to ring the charity people about. So now the cables for the TV are now neatly hidden under the carpet and we've moved a couple of other bits of furniture around and I might even remember to take a photo so you can admire our beautiful new sofas and be really jealous!
Next OH headed up the ladder to put the first of the new curtain poles up so we can measure and order those curtains at least. Finally it feels like we're getting somewhere.

I got another LO for the scrapbook finished at the weekend, I found this difficult, couldn't quite get the bubbles idea to work, but in the end I gave up and stuck it all down anyway! The papers and letters are from Beckie's November kit - lovely Cosmo Cricket stuff - plus a bit of BG Oh Baby Boy fibres to tie in the colours of the bath. The backing paper is actually the reverse of one of the Prima Stone Rose pack of papers - good job you get 2 pieces in each of the packs....


This morning I've managed to do a couple of cards for the next Dare - another stinker - probably the one I've found most scary so far as it's so far out of my comfort zone it's probably in a different galaxy! So I'm feeling pretty chuffed this morning - not saying the cards are good, but at least I beat the scary monster by doing them at all!


The guitar card is for the sone of a friend, OK it's going to be late, but it'll get there eventually. He's taking guitar lessons so hopefully this will be ok. Have you spotted that this also meets the Ribbon for a Man criteria because of that cute musical ribbon at the bottom!

Made some Christmas toppers yesterday and have just done the printing on the cards so that's the next job. I wonder if I can add a "Little Extra" to make them qualify for our midweek madness challenge? hhhmmmm, if I just....

4 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

Hey there Kathy...
that LO is gorgeous.. is that your bubby...how cute...Love your desing. those letters are great..
the music card "ROCKS" sorry for the pun.. couldn't help myself...
hanging out for the midweek extra from DCM....

Jane said...

blimey ! you had a busy day kathy ! love your lo and card...as usual !!

Paula said...

Haven't you been a busy girlie!!
I started my Xmas shopping & it feels good to know I've made an effort. I hate the wrapping!!
The room sounds to be coming on should look cozy for Xmas. I love the layout, saw it at the cafe.
Love that music ribbon really finishes the card off well.
I got on quite well yesterday but its back to work again now I hate it, 6 hours in front of the computer & it isn't mine!!!! Why do people want Jetskis?!! Oh well its cash for stash.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy - nice of you to write something for my blog! Thanks for the nice welcome and the promise to visit more often :-) I laughed when I read about your coffee making - my coffees often turn out sprayed instead of in the cup too - but I love the stuff! I really loved your romantic cards in the slide show. And your baby is just plain gorgeous. The bubbles looked good to me. Your cards are fun! I am going to enjoy checking back with you too :-D TTFN