Tuesday, October 31, 2017
As a result, I only have a few links to share today. Here goes:
From 2007, Easy Patchwork Coasters are a project I've made many times and referred to many times on both blogs. They're not really patchwork, but look that way as a result of folding, stitching, and turning. A project I highly recommend for using up smallish scraps of Christmas fabric!
Advent Countdown project is one I did some years ago from a Gooseberry Patch Christmas book. I actually made three of these. It took some time but was a very rewarding project.
Baking, Beverage, and Seasoning Mixes shares a link to a long list of such mixes. I love giving these as part of a gift basket!
A fun little gift for a 1-year-old is fabric alphabet letters to play with and, as they get older, to spell out words.
And lastly, I blogged about a favorite kids' book from my own childhood: The Animals’ Merry Christmas!
Monday, October 30, 2017
And they were indeed much quieter! Although Mr. T and I were off on a brief getaway to our favorite northern lake, I did manage a little Christmas crafting time on Saturday.
The day was glorious. Simply glorious. Sunny, bright, and warm. Even though it was the end of October, Mr. T and I had prayed for good weather -- sun, and temperatures warm enough to allow sitting on the dock. God certainly answered our prayers. Friday had some temps warm enough for dock-sitting too, but it was extremely breezy and not a day to try and do any crafting out there.
But Saturday ... now, that was definitely a day for outdoor crafting. First, I sat on the dock for awhile and worked on this cross-stitched cardinal Christmas ornament.
|Took the Snow Angels photos back at home. Sorry this is so blurry.|
Although I didn't accomplish a large amount of crafting on this Rudolph Day, I must say it was one of my favorite Rudolph Days this year. So thankful to be stitching beside the lake on this gorgeous October Saturday!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
A really fun find in one such tin was a net scrubby -- I think it was probably intended to be enclosed in a Christmas card. Or, it may just have been a bazaar item. It's a rectangle of red netting -- it looks like about four layers, cut 5-1/4 inches by 3-1/4 inches -- sewed together with green thread. Up in one corner is a little embroidered evergreen sprig.
This Christmas card of nylon net
Will help you most when it is wet.
It's extra good for pots and pans;
Eliminates most dishpan hands.
So for my year-long Christmas wishes,
Use it when you do the dishes.
Cute, don't you think? I may make up a few of these to tuck into special Christmas cards!