29 October 2010

Eleven Into Fifty Minus Nine Equals TWO

Two months left.

2. I pulled out the baby quilt, and realized that I still needed to make border strips. But to make the border strips, I needed a rotary cutter and mat and ruler, so I had to buy them. Then the fabrication of chaps for the girl's Halloween costume took over the sewing area. But I'm ready now! The quilt might could get finished.

3. I made the croissants!

6. I really do want to get my blog printed as bound books, but Blurb requires a huge amount of fussing. Blog2Print is much much easier - but there is no way to get rid of the little line that says "POSTED BY MAGPIE AT XX:00 PM" on every single post. And since I'm the only author, and I don't care what time I posted, it's annoying me. I should just get over it, because I could have all four books (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) delivered before the end of the year, if I just get over it.

7. I started the sweater! It's a top down cardigan, meaning that I started at the neck. I'm about 2/3 done with the body. It's not a short-sleeved sweater: the sleeves are on hiatus until after I finish the body. I still have to decide it I'm brave enough for buttonholes, which I've never made before. I could punt and put in a zipper instead.

11. So far this year, we've had three potluck parties at the house. Two were for friends and neighbors, the third was a mini-reunion of my college class. I'll have another party in December - hey, maybe I'll have a potluck birthday party! I really like doing a potluck - the food is varied and interesting, and there's a low-key gestalt about it. And it doesn't matter how many people show up - as long as they all bring food, there'll be enough for everyone.

15 comments:

FreshHell said...

I am impressed. I'll have to look into Blog2Print. I've been thinking about saving mine in a paper format, too, for my kids. For someday.

Amira said...

I didn't know you could make blogs into books! Sounds like a good idea -I'm going to look into that.

And potlucks are my favorite too :)

Bibliomama said...

I heard some radio program where some excruciatingly sophisticated and modern people were mocking and denigrating potlucks and I found it amusing. I also read a magazine article recently on how you should bring a gift that's worth at least $25 every time someone invites you over for dinner. Apparently I'm just a backward, lowbrow, bad guest type of person.

painted maypole said...

"might could" seems like a southern phrase to me. I heard it all the time in the south, usually from former Texans.

next thing you know, you'll be making groceries.

kathy a. said...

i like potlucks. everyone feels like they are contributing; nobody goes insane with cooking; and great things turn up.

the last few summers, we've had a potluck picnic/BBQ at a regional park -- a combination mini-family-reunion and get-together with friends. no housecleaning frenzy, even, since it's outdoors. everybody knows some people, but most will meet new people, too. room for younger people to run; nice stuff to look at on walks.

this book club i just joined has a potluck tradition, too. and it is kind of funny, but everyone brings the same thing every time, so nobody has to think about the menu.

Kelly @ Student of the Year said...

I am getting inspired to do more hosting. You and WRH and giving me the itch. Unfortunately, I'll be in school four nights a week come January. But hey, when I'm a nurse, I should be able to host a gaggle of peeps in my house, right?

Anna said...

Two months is an eternity. Keep your eyes on the prize - the end is in sight.

Lady M said...

I had been thinking about Blurb too, but after three years of thinking, maybe I'll just jump on the much faster Blog2Print. Thanks for the link!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The sweater sounds like quite an endeavor--I'm impressed.

anymommy said...

I am impressed. And thanks for the tip on blog2print. I've been thinking about doing that too.

Anonymous said...

The important thing, is that there were enough weapons for the kids. :-)

Patois said...

You're making so much progress. I am appropriately awed.

rachel... said...

Yes, you can get rid of that "Posted by Magpie". Go to your Blogger dashboard, click on "Design", click on "Edit" in the lower corner of the "Blog Posts" section. Then, uncheck the box that says "Posted by..."

slouchy said...

you're quite amazing, do you know that? i want to be like you when i grow up.

Mayberry said...

Ooh, good to know about Blog2Print. I abandoned the Blurb I started.