If you ever need a special last-minute gift, stocking stuffer, party favor, or even just a crafty activity – toilet paper, paper towel, and even gift paper tubes are there to save the day. The tasseled paper roll gift wrap is a staple in our family. We always make a bunch for Christmas, but often also for other times of the year. They’re fun and easy to make …
A friend of mine was given a huge collection of vintage buttons. Well, collection is the wrong word. She got a big box full of buttons, all mixed up. We had fun going through them all, sorting them out and finding so many little treasures! Now it is a collection!
She let me have some of them and I picked out red, black, gray, and a couple of blue/green ones to make a bracelet for Anna.
During Thanksgiving Charlotte and Lueck drove all the way to Oregon (that’s over 1600 miles one way!) to fetch their things from a storage. Among the things were some of my things too, and some that I had given Charlotte. We had so much fun going through all that! It almost felt like Christmas!
I like pillows with some kind of an edge around them. For this Dada Neon CAL pillow I wanted to make a crocheted fringe of sorts. I had a few ideas to choose from, and finally I decided to make crocheted pom poms with the Bobble Stitch!
Last week Charlotte and I made ornaments and decorated a tree for her organization Literacy Volunteers of Southwest Minnesota. The tree is at Lyon County Museum together with many trees decorated by local organizations and businesses. The museum looks now like a Christmas wonderland!
I’m taking a break from knitting a Christmas stocking in winter wonderland of southwest Minnesota. The snow and the cold, and the warm feeling of the soft, chunky, red wool yarn, having spent the day making ornaments, and Jingle Bells playing in my mind, as well as now sipping on a cup of hot cocoa, has put me into delicious anticipation of Christmas …