Tuesday, 22 November 2011

It's Time

                      With the weather now in the 20's & 30's, it's time for the flannel sheets.
                      It's hard to imagine these babies stay on the bed until July usually.
                  My husband is up and at it already working on his latest project- a log shed.
                  This is the first time he's ever attempted a structure. But after calling our son,
                  Clayton, he felt he was up to the task. I'm happy because I will have somewhere
                  again to store some totes, and then can claim my loft back as a creative space.
                  If you could see my loft right now you would understand what a BIG deal this
                  shed really is to me!
               I've got to get busy with my several little Christmas projects. I bought my apron
               swap fabric-so cute. I'll show you after my swap partner has received it. I do want
              it to be a surprise after all! I am cutting out a pattern and finding fabric for my MIL
              to make dog and cat hand puppets for the great g'children. And then theres the fabric
              book above I haven't done yet. Oh, I'm not going to bore you with all the many projects
              I've got in mind for Christmas. Which in the end, I'm usually good at getting only half
              What are you working on today? I'm sure many of you are only concentrating on
              Thanksgiving. But if you're not, let me know what your project for today is.
              Blessings to you all today-Kimberly 


  1. I like the structure idea for logs. Will there be any way to keep spiders out? You've reminded me that I should add flannel sheets to the to do list as well.

  2. love the quit and shams, i'm sure the flannel sheets will be a blessing as the nights get colder.


  3. I switch the kids' beds to flannel but not ours-hubby doesn't like them.

    Ourtask for today is taking BabyC to the dr for a color check...and then start fixing towards Thanksgiving. xo Diana

  4. I switch the kids' beds to flannel but not ours-hubby doesn't like them.

    Ourtask for today is taking BabyC to the dr for a color check...and then start fixing towards Thanksgiving. xo Diana

  5. I can relate with how much it means for you to have an extra storage space :)

    We finally cleaned out our storage unit and put everything in the granary for now. My sis. in law and bro. in law own 2 huge storage unit complexes and they were generous enough to let us store things there during the move, and renovation. But, I like everything being at home. Even if it's still not organized :)

    Today, I'm making fire starters, washing bedding (no flannel sheets here) and canning some more apple butter.

    Have a wonderful week, and a very, very Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Flannel sheets are on! I am knitting the only thing I know how to knit is slippers which everyone wants

  7. I'm not working on any projects right now, just making lists of what will need to be done once we get home from our month on the west coast. We did however, put the fleece sheets on the bed before we left, all prepared for when we get home at the end of the month.

  8. You are going to so appreciate that building...Never can we have too much space. Can you believe we are still sleeping with the air conditioner running each night...still warm here.
    My project is my kitchen..Still undergoing a make over..Electrician was here this morning..Tile coming next Monday..Then maybe I can concentrate on Christmas projects..

  9. Love the flannel. The comfy flannel jammies came out a week ago. I'm ready to start a new little holiday hooked rug but it will have to wait until Wednesday. Tonight is the Dancing With the Stars finale - I'll be glued to the TV!

  10. We are out in BC now, will be back in Ontario at the end of November.

  11. Hi Kimberly, I've put aside my latest quilt to focus on the holidays. It's great that your hubby is building the shed and you can reclaim your creative area.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  12. The flannels are on and feel so good at night! The grand kids jammies are done but I'm still working on the flannel pillowcases. I have their names all embroidered on, now it is just assemble. I'm still think on a little knitting but I will have to wait to see my time. I'm like you, have all these grandeur ideas but only get about half accomplished. Snuggle in the flannels tonight and have a great week!

  13. Flannel sheet here too. The shed is looking great, can't wait to see the logs attached. You will not bore us with our Christmas crafts, we love seeing them:)

  14. I have that exact quilt that you have on your bed. I think I got it at a garage sale. I love it. It's getting pretty cold here in Northern Utah too. Mimi

  15. Love the look of those red plaid flannel sheets. I go crazy over any type of plaid. So glad I stumbled upon your blog. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. How fun to cozy up in the flannel sheets.

    I admire your Husband for taking on a project outside in temps that cold!

    I'm running in circles with my projects. Trying to keep ahead.
    I'm sewing a casserole holder for my daughter and daughter-in-law. One down, one to go.

  17. not doing any projects this year gotta travel light... but I still enjoy what everyone else is busy doing.. I love aprons can't wait to see your's done..

  18. I have a tablecloth in that same plaid...love the colors...hubby and me don't use flannel sheets in the winter...I use a mattress warmer....your place looks wonderful and ready for winter....snow doesn't arrive here until Jan or Feb, then it's gone by March/April...70's today and rained all day and tomorrow...are you ready for Thanksgiving Friend?

  19. Hi Kimberly,

    That log shed looks great!!
    I know you will love having the extra space. A creative space sounds lovely!!
    I don't have my flannels on yet, soon...
    Love the quilt and shams on the bed!
    All the Best,

  20. It's not quite that cold here yet, but I know it will be before long. I'm in no hurry! Rainy all day here today so wrapping up in an afghan sounds good tonight, but it is supposed to get nice again the next couple of days. :)

  21. I've had the flannels on the bed for 3 weeks and they are ever so cozy to crawl into at night. I haven't had flannel sheets for years and am glad I made the purchase this fall. I've been baking up a storm today (and again tomorrow) for a bake sale for our church choir - 10 dozen cookies needed! I've never made that many cookies at one sitting before. Old man winter is coming with 10 - 15 cm. of snow tomorrow. Yippee! I hope it melts by the weekend. I'm glad you're getting a new storage shed. Is he putting logs on the outside of it after? Have a great rest of the week! Hugs, Pamela

  22. love flannel sheets! I'm working on snowmen made from socks and knitting tiny scarves for them :)

  23. Don't you just love flannel Sheets? I have had mine on for a couple of weeks and today it broke a record and was 78 degrees! And tonight we have a tornado watch. Yep, in November. My mister worked on a tin top to cover our firewood so that when it does turn cold it won't get wet. I got the big tree in the great room decorated, and then went shopping with my girls and out to lunch. I have tons I want to get done but want to also enjoy the holidays. So.... what gets done will. Have a Happy Thanksgiving

  24. I have shed envy! We have a lean-to shed next to Charles' studio, but it is open to the weather. I want to enclose it with clear fiberglass so he can still get the light. It has a dirt floor, so not appropriate for things we want to keep warm or dry!

    It is about 29 degrees here and snowing - I might put our flannel sheets on as well!

    BTW - I am getting lots of compliments on my mittens!

  25. Just Thanksgiving prep here but come Friday the fall stuff will be down and in the bins. Have a wonderful week and Thanksgiving!!

  26. I did decorate my new kitchen window so I guess that was my fun project of the day. Glad that you're going to be getting some storage space back. Maybe your hubby'll build you a studio!

  27. We have the high tog duvet and a vintage eiderdown on the bed now!
    Loving your patchwork bedding.
    No projects at the moment,just making a start on the Xmas shopping! :0)

  28. No projects for me today. We had preschool and the science museum, lunch, then when the boys nap I have a phone consultation for some online marketing I do, and I'm hoping to sneak in a 3 miler on the treadmill, and by then it'll be time to start fixing dinner!

    I like that little log shed!

  29. We have been using flannel or fleece sheets on our bed for a month already. I like your red ones, very festive!
    I was in Fabric Land today and purchased the flannel to make the men in my family pj pants. I only have three little button holes to make on my grand sons and it is finished. I must get to that tomorrow. So, hopefully I will have the men's pjs nearly done tomorrow.
    Our snow is nearly all gone, here in the 'Peg, the temp was up at 8* today! Can believe it? I want it to snow and snow and snow!
    Hugs, Cindy

  30. Happy Thanksgiving to you also and I love your re-do's Momma.....

  31. Oh my goodness, that mousey fabric is seriously cute!!!! I LOVE it!!! It makes my heart smile to look at it. I may have to save the picture of it just for look at from time to time. :D My flannels are on the bed too, girl, we've had some chilly nights already here in northeast TN.


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