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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Change the Subject already!

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!


Anonymous said...

Well shut the front door....where's my Xmas card?
Oh ya, hanging up at the end of my hall. Oops, never mind, no need to shut the front door anymore.

Anonymous said...

But maybe it is ok to only make 3, you can't be all things to all people all the time.

- M

Anonymous said...

Interesting point "M"...
Scott is awesome, so he should get all of your love, attention and Christmas present crafting/giving.
I am so happy you found him. He is the best thing that ever happened to you and everything and everyone that happened to you before him is a pointless black void.
You and Scott are perfect. I can't say it enough.
I couldn't be happier to know an amazing woman with an amazing partner to match.
- Sara

Anonymous said...

Wow....I feel so lucky to have the priceless Xmas card....I better get a frame and gilt it with gold to properly place the card in an honorable place! With Scott's talent it will be no time at all and I'll need an appraisal on Antiques Roadshow!

baygal said...

Well I better make this good because I am torn. The Angel in me says Christmas is more than getting cards. We all know that you love and care about us. The Devil in me says girl get organized and I better get a card this Chistmas, because I sent you one last year!!!

HypnoHeatha said...

I love my wall hanging and have an idea for my birthday present!! I want a Tasha to put on my door for my business. One side says "New View Hypnotherapy, Welcome" in your way of quilting...and the other says "With client please do not disturb, call for appt, phone #" My colors are purple, green and brown. What do you say sis? I posted this so you would feel socially responsible to not let your fans down. they will want a pic!!