The first little Mackluk has been sewn and, oh my goodness, is it ever a charmer! You can't look at it without going, "Awwww," and picking it up. I can't wait to see them on his feet. It makes one want to start a Mackluk factory -- almost. In the end, I used a length of the yarn for the sewing and a large darning needle that I already had. My hand got a little crampy with sewing, so I'll do the other one today.
DH will commence with the pies as soon as he's finished with breakfast -- one apple, two pumpkin. I will do the cranberries after that. Never did get to the truffles... but I did get a lot of cleaning done yesterday! I had to make a mad dash to the sew/vac shop at 11:50 a.m., right after dumping a full vacuum cleaner bag into the trash and discovering that we didn't have any more! It was a safe bet that the shop closed at noon on Saturday and it's the only place I know of that carries the bags I need! (File for future reference: they're open Saturdays 'til 1:00). On the way over, I wasn't sure if I should be mad or glad -- mad that someone used the last vacuum cleaner bag and didn't make note of it, or glad that someone else actually used the vacuum cleaner!