Yesterday was a totally free for me. Quite a rarity! I didn't have anything super pressing to do and hadn't made plans to go anywhere. Soooo...I decided to take the time to complete some miscellaneous projects on my to do list. First off was my squirrel pillow. I embroidered Mr. Squirrel and his oak leaf and acorn wreath last summer while vacationing at Moosewood. I knew I wanted to make it into a pillow, however, I was undecided on how to edge it. Then I got too busy to even think about it. Well...yesterday it was time! I decided to make a scalloped edge and construct it like a sham so I could unstuff it and wash it if needed (which it needs now, since the pencil of my rough draft squirrel is still showing!). I'm loving how it turned out!
And the stuffing was a piece of cake. I just used an old giraffe pillow that I love but didn't go with my current decor. A great way to reuse!
I also quickly constructed a GPS cover (something Ben has been begging me for since Christmas), and some fingerless mittens. For this project I reused....
...Ben's old socks! lol I know what you're thinking...they were indeed washed! (I think.) Anyway, they aren't the most glamorous of finished products, but they serve a good purpose!
I also sucked out the innards of 18 quail eggs. I'll be using these in my needle felted nests this Easter. Phew! Glad that's done! I'm actually going to try to make an omlette or something out of the "byproduct". It's such a shame to waste! Hopefully it won't taste too funny.
And I also repotted some little cacti I bought a few weeks ago. I've been dreading this project for obvious reasons, which was easily resolved with....
Salad tongs! I jabbed myself so many times while picking out the cacti at the store that I didn't know how I was ever going to repot them. This did the trick and I got it done almost unscathed. :)
And lastly...I made soup! Yummy vegetable kale soup. And Ben made Matzo balls too...delish! I stuck most of it in the freezer for future enjoyment.
What a productive day!
I also wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has placed a bid for the Hope for Haiti auction on ebay. There is still more than two days left. 100% of the final bid will go to the Red Cross Haiti relief effort.