A little Christmas shopping. I'm all finished now (except for a few stocking stuffers), thanks to online shopping, short trips to the dreaded mall after school on weekdays, and handmade presents.
Wrapping presents and carefully placing them under the tree so that DerbyDog can step all over them.
Visiting with the neighbours, who loved the Snowflake table runner I made for them.
Cutting out paper snowflakes to hang from the lamp in the dining room.
Sewing a tea towel for my friend Sandi. A fleur-de-lis to commemorate our trip to Paris this past summer.
More sewing - back to the Christmas strings!
Visiting with my friend Kim who is up to visit for a few days. We decided to make mittens out of felted wool sweaters.
I picked up one sweater at Goodwill; she bought about a hundred. She has much more faith in our abilities than I do.
Am I the only one who finds it strange to sew on someone else's machine? Kim has a Janome that she loves; I prefer my own familiar Bernina.
This was a nice, quick project and fairly easy.
A little handsewing of the fleece lining completes the project.
New mittens! I can't wait to make another pair... back to Goodwill for more sweaters.
Oh... and I did some marking yesterday. Well, not just some marking - all of my marking! This is good for me, because I can now enjoy my Christmas vacation. This is also good for you, because you won't have to listen to me complain for two solid weeks, like last year.
Tomorrow, Kim and I are going to Costco. Yikes!
The OnlyChild picked out the pattern for her cross-stitched ornament last night, so that's one more project that will have to be done this week. There's always lots to do - I'm just thankful that I'll have some time to do what I love this year!