Friday, December 24, 2010

Decorated Table

My friend Jo has been teaching some of her pals to knit and she surprised then with a luncheon to celebrate the holidays and their progress. Her is her yarn inspired tablescape. I love how festive the balls of yarn look alongside the mercury glass and china. Everyone had a marvelous time. Thanks for sharing Jo!

This moment -

Happy Christmas to you and yours and wishing you a very Merry and Safe New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Mermaidens

I've been in love with the book Wee Wonderfuls since I spotted it in several blog tours. A few weeks ago, one of the patterns was offered as a freebie on STC's blog so I decided to try my hand at making the mermaid. This is my first attempt and it was great fun. The pattern is quite clever in how the pieces go together as well as the sewing. The mermaid's body fits into the hair and fin, clever, huh? I've got two wee babes who'll be getting these as small tokens of my affection.

Friday, December 17, 2010

What's doin?

It's been a very busy few weeks since the excitement of the glitter houses. At school, we celebrated Christmas Around the World - J's focus? Brazil!

Then, we moved on to making Grandpa gifts. This was actually really fun although finding pinecones was a little tricky. Next year, I will plan ahead. It was also mess-ier than I remember but we did the craft before I cleaned the house. Yep, that's me, smart planning ahead.

We picked up our tree at Richardson's Tree farm, a lovely 8 footer... And, yes, we let J drag the tree out all by himself
I cured my curse of making toffee - 2 successful batches...

My mom and I took a class at Entwined in Grayslake with some of my quilt group; we made boxwood trees. Good times! More pictures here.


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