Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice - Happy Holidays!

The weather is beautiful and I'm almost done preparing for Christmas.  I don't like the stress of trying to work and get everything done, but I love the ritual of holiday preparation once vacation starts. Here are some of the things I've been working on:

Xmas card

 Handspun shawl for my sister's birthday on Christmas Eve.

Vintage plastic Santa that the neighbor gave me.
 Felted pillows for the girls.

Sweaters for twin boys due in February.  Sorry about the ugly green blocking mat.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa's Workshop

My daughter says I never go anywhere.  That's because I'd rather stay home and make stuff.  I can't help it. I got it from my mom.  
Finger painted person by one of the kindergarteners I teach

 2 shawls and 2 baby sweaters waiting to be blocked

 Cute dog just about ready to knock over a stack of gifts.  

 Pile of felt I made to make gifts for the sisters.  Shhhhhhh!

 Guy gifts in hand-folded boxes.

 Xmas card hot off the printer

My desk in a state of disarray because of doing 20 things at once.

This is why I can't go anywhere.  If I do, watch out because the outfit will be odd and messy. Token lipstick will be applied to try to appear normal.