Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Countdown Begins

What a busy time of year it is.  Why is it that you see all these great ideas for hand made Christmas gifts about 2 weeks before the big day?  I read somewhere recently – why doesn’t anyone tell me Christmas is coming – and that’s kind of how I feel right now! 

‘Tis the season for parties, dinners, Open Houses, pot lucks and brunches but I’m ready to get back to normal.  I’m also ready to stop eating so much!

I did get my second sock finished, but you’ll have to take my word for it, as I don’t have a picture and I’m too lazy to go and take one.  I’ve got another pair almost done too.  These things are very addictive so if you haven’t tried them yet – don’t!

Since the recipient received this gift, I can share it now.  Christmas Gifts 2010 003

I just quilted it with some silver metallic thread which I’m not sure you can see in the pictures.

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I also made these towels for my two little adopted grandsons.  I’m not sure what I was thinking when I did these – there were over 40,000 stitches on each one – for a hand towel.  At least I know I’m crazy!

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Check out the look on Alexander’s face – it was worth every one of those stitches!

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While I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, Ben & Molly have been chilling.  They have each claimed a chair – but I think they have it backwards.  The chair without the arms is supposed to be the ladies chair – it is my understanding they were made that way to accommodate a lady’s knitting needles.

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We were at my girlfriend’s today for brunch and my adopted granddaughters gave Ben his Christmas present – doesn’t he look thrilled!

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5 comments:

Suzan said...

Love the batik piece. Beautiful colors!

Deb Levy said...

Love the quilt! And those towels are fabulous...no wonder he is so thrilled!

Your babies look quite comfy too.

Have a wonderful Christmas Irene, and may nothing but joy grace your New Year.

Rian said...

No, I don't think that is what Ben is thinking! The look on your grandson's face is priceless! Happy Christmas Irene!

Mary said...

I find socks very addicting too!

Joan said...

As the recipient of the gorgeous batik piece I can attest to it's beauty. It's beautiful and I just love it...thank you so much!

The look on Alexander's face is really priceless. Kinda makes all that stitching worthwhile huh?

Your furbabies are adorable, especially Prince Ben in his Christmas attire. Such a cutie!

I have sock yarn and needles in a bag somewhere, I really should learn how to do that. Like I need another addiction!

I feel the same way about Christmas, I'm ready to get back to normal. Hope your's is relatively peaceful!