Archive for christmas
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"
I meant to pop in here on Christmas Eve, but I was going nonstop until well past 10pm. I had a little bit of downtime on Christmas Day, but I felt kind of weird getting online on Christmas. So here I am today, hoping you had a fabulous holiday, thanking you for hanging out with [...]continue reading "Merry merry!"
Every time I sit down to blog lately, my head fills up with lazy thoughts: I don’t feel like uploading my photos to flickr; I don’t know what to write about; maybe I’ll have a quick peek at my email first. And on and on. Until here we are six days since my last post, [...]continue reading "Boys and their hats"
…and I need a nap. I finished them last night, but today I needed to pack them up all pretty and safe, and get them on their way. Stopping, of course, to take a picture or two now and then. I don’t like to send custom work out without snapping a photo of it first [...]continue reading "They’re done…"
Or, in our case, on the little tinsel tree. These are fifteen polymer clay stocking ornaments. I was inspired by these fabric stockings to make a miniature version in clay. I’ve always thought of my patterned clay sheets like fabric anyway, so it was a pretty logical progression, in my mind. Every year I make [...]continue reading "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care"