I feel it necessary to admit right here for all the world to see, that I made only three gifts for Christmas this year. And since I'm feeling a little bit guilty about only making three gifts and how you, Dear Reader(s) might have your opinion of me affected by that admission (isn't this supposed to be a craft blog? you say), I thought I might redeem myself by posting the link here for one of the projects. Doesn't that give me more craft blog credibility? So here you are, the pictures of the illusion knit scarf I made for Scottie Doo, along with the instructions here. Do not be afraid to try this, it's not nearly as daunting as it looks. Just take it ONE STEP AT A TIME, and you will be super excited about what you end up with!
And just for fun, here's what I did with Scottie Doo's little ziploc baggie of Berlin Wall. If one is so excited about a ziploc baggie of Berlin Wall Bits, one surely must want everyone to see his Berlin Wall Bits displayed, yes?
The third project was a wallhanging that I made for my sister but never quite took a picture of. For starters, I was trying to be creative here in this room, which has still not yet been unpacked. Organizing this room is the first big task on the calendar for the new year, and I promise to show you all the end result.
Until next time (which I hope not to be too long from now), I hope you and yours are doing well. I'm as good as can be now that my kiddos are home, Scottie Doo has started work on the masterpiece he's making for me (can't WAIT to show you!), and the new year has kicked off in earnest. I think this is truly shaping up to be the best year ever.
*** A note about the Christmas cards this year... I had a stack, of which I had enough stamps for about half. I sent the ones I had stamps for, and then mislaid the remaining cards before they made it to the mail. Not having any idea which cards had actually been mailed, I'm afraid I actually look like a horrible friend to a handfull of people. My apologies to anyone who didn't receive a card but should have!
Monday, January 12, 2009
First there was the White Christmas which started a week ahead of schedule that I didn't so much mind about, except that it gave me some extra headaches to make sure everything was covered at the day job. Then the kids went off to Alaska for three whole weeks, making me feel a little bit lost without them. Now we have flooding to contend with, and though I know I shouldn't complain because MY house isn't flooded, this is what the entrance ramp for me to get to work looks like.
This is a house about a mile down from ours on the same street...Some random marooned cows...Scoochie surveying the scenery.Are we done yet?