Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Finally Over

I hope everyone had a good Christmas holiday.  I enjoyed the day making dinner and relaxing with my honey.  Only after being bummed out my immediate family could not be normal enough to share it with. I guess there are worse off people in the world and lord bless them that they may have received some sort of good go their way for the day.  Christmas Eve I watched the classic "It's a Wonderful Life"

Christmas day I got to relax, crochet and have cuddle time with the cats. Honey watched the basketball games on TV.  

I worked on knitting more of my scarf.

I pulled out a ceramic piece I didn't finish painting last year.  Have a bit more to do on it to finish. 

Got a phone cover for my new phone.

And my other cat seemed happy I was home. 

Now on to looking in to the new year. New projects, crochet-a-longs.  I have to stash bust these next few months.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Anticipation and Stress

Tis the season to be stressed out.  Work is hectic and trying to finish up gifts. Then the next thing you know it's over.  I think it's just going to be me and my honey for X-mas day.  My dad having dimentia won't really know what day it is.  And my mom is another whole ball of stress wax.  Anyway....

     I completed a project gift for an aunt.  African flowers table runner. All earth tones.

I received my swap gift from my partner in the Handmade Gift Exchange. Lovely holiday decorations. 

And to relax for the holidays, the classic drink of choice. Rum & Egg nog.  Cheers!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Days go by...

This is a rare day.  The last time we will see the same day, month and year in our lifetime.  At least it's not 13's. LOL
So I found this granny blanket in my parents attic. I vaguely remember using it as a teenage and forgot all about it.  I don't even remember who made it.  Pink and mint green centers (hard to see in the picture) So glad I found it. 
I got a new phone early for Christmas and had to test out the camera. I got a few better shots of my crochet X-mas tree. 
I've also been whipping up a bunch of snowflakes.  Mostly for quick small gifts and some for my tree.

Working on a loom hat for my dad.  Not that he'll be outside much.

And some progress made on my second Lucy bag I am making for another aunt. 

And another gift from my aunt's, order from Amazon. Looks really good, not just flowers etc but also borders and trims.
I've been down with sinus cold since last week.  It's just starting to clear up.  Hate being sick around the holidays. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Weekend Crafting

Well I surprised myself with a new crafty project. That is, thanks to You Tube.  I wanted to sew up something with some holiday material I got at a thrift store.  I found a tutorial on making a gift type bag. It took longer that expected as I was sewing the triangular part on bottom to side of the bag. LOL I had to rip it apart and fix.  Anyway, it's just a simple bag.  Not sure what I'll do with it, most likely gift it with something else.

And I finished my Crochet Christmas tree.  I hit Michael's craft store Saturday for some supplies to finish, like the foam cone to hold it up and some little light bulb type decorations.  Alot of the things I used I had in my craft bin already.  I also got a rotary cutter with scissors and used my 40% coupon on that. 

And now for my tree.   So proud of it.

Have a good week all!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Getting In The Spirit

    This year has just flown by.  I know Christmas is only a month away.  I've been working on gifts and decorated the house but it still seems weird.  We haven't had a real snow fall yet.  Actually we are still having some mild weather for this time of year.  Oh well, keep calm and carry on....

    Other than still working on my ripple blanket I've been working on these few projects.

My granny square to be one side of a cushion cover.  Also the Christmas Tree Project from Mikey @ The Crochet Crowd.  or here from his website. He has some great tutorials and is a fellow Canadian crocheter.
Also, I had posted my wishlist from Amazon and my aunt messaged me last weekend to ask which books I wanted for Christmas.  Above is one of them and was surprised how fast I received it. 

Also last weekend we went to a local business that has plants, crafty things, animals etc.  They had some fabulous trees on display and had to take pictures.

I put up my tree for first time in a few years.  The one cat really loves chewing on it.  It's a fiber optic tree and he was separating the lighting strings off the branches.  This year I didn't care, that's what a squirt bottle if for.  Honey also decided last weekend to rearrange the living room.  So that was a day's project but I love the layout now and there's more room for my tree.

I also put up my Christmas crochet garland I made last year.

Well, that's all for now.  Have a good weekend all!!