Archive for christmas
Here’s a little peek at one of the gifts I’m working on this month, along with some thoughts on a gift I want to make but probably shouldn’t if I prize my sanity.continue reading "Maybe I’ll give her a box of yarn and a promise."
Photo-a-day prompts, and merrymaking activities. This is the stuff of December this year.continue reading "Making merry"
I’m doing a photo-a-day project in December. Maybe you’d like to do it, too? Get the details here.continue reading "Picture the Holidays"
Ok, so I totally have an urge to make waaaay more things this year than I can be realistically expected to finish. Lots of sweaters, in particular. Crazy.continue reading "With eyes bigger than my stomach"
This afternoon, I crossed some pretty big stuff of of my list, and I am celebrating by allowing myself to drop in here for a few moments of blog time. I have this great little widget on my WordPress dashboard that shows me what I posted around this time in previous years. Usually there are […]continue reading "History repeats itself"
The theme of this week’s last-minute gift-making spree appears to be “squares.” There are charm squares in the quilt top, and my grandmother’s granny squares in the pillows and nearly-finished table runner. Squares and vibrant colors. Wheeee! Neil nearly had another heart attack* when he walked in last night and saw all of that color […]continue reading "Squares"
They’ve been spending the last few days staring deep into screens. These particular screens are from their grandparents. There have been other screens too, these few days since Christmas. And while I would normally feel the urge to limit the time spent playing with such devices, I’m letting it go. After all, it’s Christmas. What is […]continue reading "Play"
We’re not really one of those families who has the tree up the day after Thanksgiving. In fact, we’re often lucky to have our act together in that department by Christmas Eve. True to form, this year I’ve been slow to get the house cleaned up, preferring to focus instead on closing up the shops […]continue reading "Magical"
Thank you for your nice comments on my yarn bag this week. I’m sorry I haven’t had the time to respond individually – I’ve been making checklists lately and actually crossing things off of them, believe it or not. Accomplishing things is great for home and business, but not so great for social networking fun! […]continue reading "Picture the Holidays, week two"
I let myself off the hook this year, big time. In fact, there were only four handmade gifts total. First were the neckwarmers I knit for the boys. Eamonn’s been asking for a scarf lately – last week was so chilly! – so I looked to my go-to pattern and scaled it down for smaller […]continue reading "The Christmas Crafting"