Monday, September 21, 2009


I finished writing one learning guide. I am doing a victory lap (in my head).

Still piles of other stuff to finish, but it feels soooo good to be able to check this one off the list!
And it only took a cup of tea and one chocolate bar.

That's me to the right, sitting at the computer. Of course, I wasn't wearing a dress to get this work done. I was in my comfiest clothes and my booties!


Aren't these the cutest? Adult booties. My friend Erminia's Nona (Italian grandmother) made them. While we were in Jesolo (near Venice), Erminia's aunt visited her bringing a pile of pairs of these in an array of colours. I got first pick!
They're so nice and warm. My feet were freezing, even though it's a nice-ish day outside. The weather has been strange lately. Mr. P removed our air conditioner from the bedroom because we were sure that Fall had arrived. He had to re-install it a couple of days later because it was unbearable in our room at night. Our bedroom is tucked up under the eaves of the house - hot in summer, cold in winter. We're going to wait until at least next week before we put the air conditioner away again!

Happy Autumn, everyone!


goldenbird said...

Those booties are cuties! I would love to have the pattern for those ... could you write to Nona and ask her? :0)

Congrats on finishing the learning guide.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Yeah victory laps!
Cute slippers!

Barb said...

Yea!!!!!! What fun slippers to do the victory dance in!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I lovve your Nona socks! A pattern for them would be wonderful if you could get it that is!
Glad you're getting your extra school work done,
it probably feels like an albatross around your neck!?! Anyhow when things aren't so crazy anymore then you'll have some time to sew :^)

Pat said...

I"m glad you got something checked off your list...and glad you have your bedroom cool enough to sleep comfortably again, too.

Tracey said...

Love the booties...being comfy is the best! Happy Autumn to you too!!!

:) T

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the learning guide! Those booties are ADORABLE -- we NEED that pattern LOL!

julia said...

Those booties do look warm and comfy. I've been thinking about making some kind of fleece booties for my Mother because her feet get so cold at night that she can't sleep sometimes.

Patty said...

Whoo Hoo! Another learning guide bites the dust! Cute booties too!

PunkiePie said...

WOOHOO! Good for you! LOVING those booties. I am a slippers junky. I need to go to Slippers Anonymous or something. I own 10+ pairs. LOVE THEM! LOL.

LillySue said...

LOVE your booties!! I have tried to wear yarn footwear in my house but it is fatal on the hardwood floors....just like ice skating, heehe!