I must apologize for my absence and sub-par posts lately. Between Ryan being home, wrapping up my job and the end of the semester for my certification coursework, it’s been a tad nutty around here. We have a little more than 3 weeks of school left where I work, then I’ll be done until I start my student teaching. I found out today that I will be student teaching in an 8th grade social studies class. Just my luck that I’d get a class that focuses on Georgia studies considering that I’m from Texas. I guess I’ll learn a lot! I also have a paper and a final left and I’ll be completely done with coursework. Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know what was up and to let you know after the craziness of the next week or so is over, I’ll be back to share the goodies I’m making for Christmas.
Prior to our leaving for Savannah, my friend Vallen named me as a “Thinking Blogger.” Her comments about me were sweet and overwhelming and I feel bad that I haven’t said anything here yet.
Here are the 5 blogs that make me think:
5. Kuky Ideas
GIG ‘EM, AGGIES!!!
We beat the hell outta t.u., twice in a row!
Here’s my little 4th generation Aggie and her daddy, celebrating the win:
I got my quilt back from the quilters and it looks fantastic, but I now need to bind it and I have no clue how to do this. Can anyone help or point me in the direction of help? I have the fabric I want to use for the binding, I don’t want to use binding from the store. Thanks!
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!
I officially have a new favorite city!
Dining at the Olde Pink House for our 4th Anniversary
The claw foot on the tub in our room
The parlor at our B&B at sunrise
Looking out the front window of the B&B at sunrise
Our “next-door neighbor” in Lafayette Square, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (we were literally right next door to this gorgeous piece of gothic architecture)
This was the fount of holy water right inside the door of the cathedral. I adore Celtic knots and Irish imagery so this appealed to me.
Detail on the ceiling
Celtic style Holy Trinity carving on the confessional
Savannah College of Art and Design Performing Arts theatre
SCAD studio space and library across the street from the theatree
More SCAD (I either missed or couldn’t find a shop selling the students’ designs…I know there’s one in Atlanta but surely there’s one in Savannah!)
Sundial in one of Savannah’s many squares
Street museum, playing the flute in a square
“Hey y’all!” Paula Deen’s restaurant, “The Lady and Sons”…the stories we heard were right, there were lines out the door. We didn’t eat there, we just checked it out.
Paula’s gift shop. She had a lot of beautiful, unique houseware/kitchen decor items but sadly, most were made in China. As many incredibly talented artisans and designers as there are in Savannah, you’d think they could find everything they need locally. I almost bought a large bowl for my dining room table that was made of twigs, it was gorgeous but unfortunately, it was made in China.
Inside the Lutheran Church of the Ascension (Ryan and I are Lutheran, he was raised Lutheran and I joined when Ryan and I got serious)
Me and Admiral “Bull” Halsey, the resident bulldog at a cigar shop on Bull Street. Savannah is a very, very animal (particularly dog) friendly town. Everywhere we went we saw people out with their pets and shop pets. I love it…made me miss Sully, my Boston Terrier who is living in Alaska.
This is for you, Kat and Baby C!
Chippawa Square, where they filmed Forrest Gump.
LOVING the old theatre marquees!
Our B&B, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, as the sun was setting
My sweet hubby, up on the stage at Savannah Smiles, the dueling piano bar we went to on our last night in town
Every now and then, it’s nice for mama to cut loose, let her hair down and get crazy…this was me walking back to our inn…no idea what I thought was going to do with that bike. 😉
The “Waving Girl” on the banks of Savannah River, apparently she was a real person who stood on the banks waving at boats as they came and went.
We had a wonderful time and would love to go back.
My two favorite people in the whole world, back together again. I have SO much to be thankful for this holiday season.
PS. Have you thanked a veteran today?
He should be home this weekend, God willing.
I apologize for my absence but I’ve had a lot going on! 2 big projects due in class on Monday and Tuesday, Veteran’s Day celebration at church on Wednesday, Family Readiness Group meeting on Thursday and now I’m working on getting my house cleaned and straightened up…except I got distracted and started reorganizing my craftnook to accommodate my sewing supplies. So, my clothes still aren’t hung up and my living room isn’t straightened and my bedroom looks like a hurricane hit it. Good thing I’m a night owl!
When Ryan is home we’re going to Savannah and staying here to celebrate Ryan coming home safely and our 4th wedding anniversary. I CAN.NOT. wait! I’ve wanted to visit Savannah since I first saw Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil (or “The Book” as local Savannians call it). We’ll be staying in this room the first night:
And this suite the second night:
Aren’t those rooms GORGEOUS?!?!?
Hurry up, Ryan! I’m ready to see you!
My name is Tara and I am zipperphobic. I’m making my daughter a jumper and I’ve gotten to the point where I’m supposed to put the zipper in and I’m paralyzed with fear…I cannot go on. Ironically, I chose this pattern because 1) it said it was “Very Easy” and 2) the Amy Butler Barcelona skirt I wanted to make for myself required a zipper. Ugh. I’ve put one whole zipper in in my life and it did not go well. Think lots of cursing (mostly in my head) and an intimate relationship with my seam ripper…not even a very long phone call with my mother (a former professional seamstress) could help me…I’m zipper-impaired, apparently. I’m really, really, REALLY leaning towards just using buttons…maybe even covered buttons. I just DO NOT want to do a zipper. I do not like them,
Sam Tara I am.
Upon y’all’s recommendations, I bought a pack of Steam-A-Seam Lite and half a yard of HeatBond and used the Steam-A-Seam on the onesies. It was awesome and don’t plan on going back to Wonder Under again. Thanks for the help, ladies!!