My to-do list for the week is a mile long. My sisters and I are having a garage sale on Saturday, my three-year-old started at a new preschool on Monday, I've been trying to finish up the charity quilt (binding to be done tonight), and I have a lot of last minute to-dos for our Super Saturday (annual Saturday craft day for the women in my church congregation) announcement this Sunday.
I also had some health problems over the weekend, adding to the stress around our house. I used sewing as therapy and made a lunch sack, reusable snack bags, and a baby quilt top this weekend, in addition to quilting the charity quilt.
But, as I haven't had time to take pictures of any of those things yet, I thought I'd show you one of the projects we may offer at our Super Saturday activity. I already showed you the appliqué tree pillow. We're having a couple of wood projects, including these countdown blocks. I made these for Halloween last year, but the women can make them for any holiday they want just by changing the scrapbook paper.
I bought a 4x4 at Home Depot, had my hubby cut it into blocks for me, and then sanded and painted them. I bought a couple Halloween scrapbook pages, and had my sister cut me some vinyl numbers. I went with a non-traditional Halloween color (blue) for the paint and really like how it turned out. Although, my sister used the same paper, but painted her blocks black and they look great.
I made countdown to Christmas blocks, but I don't love the scrapbook paper I chose. I think I'll redo them this year to match the colors of my tree (ornaments, tree skirt, etc.) rather than using the traditional red and green color scheme.