FINISHED AND DONE WITH:
Christmas tablecloth on the table finally (by December 24th)!!! This was my mom's...... she made it herself and it always speaks CHRISTMAS MEMORIES to me. My dad worked in a shoe store in Portland and this fabric was one they used for their window displays.. then it would come home with him when the holiday was over. (Thom McAn shoes - does anyone remember them?)
The BEST EVER banana walnut raisin bread made (gluten free of course)... to give to neighbors and friends. I made 7 loaves... we ended up eating one medium sized one and the big one! I've got a recipe here on my blog somewhere, under recipes, but this was even better as I tweaked it somewhat, and added some maple extract. Boy was it good!
Made two batches of shortbread cookies and butter cookies... gave away most of them.
Got some Christmas pillowcases made for our bed.. finally done on New Year's Eve!
|Found this RED CUDDLY BLANKET at our local Bi Mart store (kind of like a K Mart or discount store - got this in early December and put it on our bed.. and it screamed to me - "you need some Christmas pillows on here!"|
|See the little white birdhouse? I got that in early November in Astoria on our trip there. Love it!|
I finished a cute little (4x6) wool felt "foxy" pillow for a Christmas gift and even got it mailed BEFORE Christmas!
Got presents wrapped for my sister and hubby who were coming on New Year's Day for our Christmas.... the kitties joined in.
|Maddie, my year old (rescue) calico... is finally warming up to Rudy, our recent rescue kitty! A little "paw touch" saying "hey you're not so bad little Rudy!"|
|Rudy is pretty laid back.. he likes to be in the midst of everything! (Wrapping included).|
Change up the old calendars. I love love love this Susan Branch calendar.. I've used it for two years by whiting out the dates and changing them for the next year, but decided it's time to move on. This was a 2015 that I also used in 2016.
Now for the new 2017 calendar in my craft room:
WHAT I HAVEN'T FINISHED YET... THAT I WANTED TO GET FINISHED!
Little desktop calendar that I started making before Christmas... as a gift for my sister... but this is only my prototype and didn't get one done. These darling month printables can be found on Free Pretty Things for You. Just darling! I'll finish this pretty soon and show you the finished "real" one!
I had started a baby blanket for a friend of my son's new baby, but got about 5 large blocks done and decided I didn't like them... so tore them ALL out.. .rewound the yard... and decided to try this Virus Baby Blanket.... yup, that's the name! You can find the pattern here on YouTube.
I was doing my squares in bright colors, but decided to do this one in only white, teal blue and a veriegated teal and gray and white. I've only finished two sets of 4 rows, and need to do at least three more sets of 4 rows.. but I think it will be really pretty. Will show you the finished product (hopefully) in the next couple of weeks. It's hard to sit and crochet with a new kitten around!
Oh.... and we just got 4 more inches of new snow today! and more on the way..... plus a cold front with below zero temps by Wednesday.... and now they say another 9-15 inches!..... on top of the 6 inches still on the ground....... Oh no. Me no like that news.......
Good time to craft this week...............
Now onward into 2017...... we'll see what surprises it holds.