Last week I came across this almost-finished quilt. When I was pregnant with Miss C. I became fascinated with quilting and started a simple quilt with pre-cut 5″ squares and a 5″ border. I’m not sure what distracted me, but I put it down when it just needed the quilting and the edging done and then forgot about it.
It’s done now!
I personalized it on the back with a fabric marker. I’ll give it to her at Christmas because it just makes sense.
I’m not a skilled quilter by any means, but the cat approves. In fact, he has offered to take the quilt if Miss C. doesn’t like it.
I like to give homemade treats for the holidays. I get the cute little tins and fill them with goodies. This year the kids handed some out to our whole neighborhood of 2 dozen houses, plus teachers, friends, the mailman, and even our pediatrician’s office.
It’s nice to have a variety of treats, but it’s a pain to make a large quantity of a lot of different things. I kept it pretty easy this year. I made some of The Best Cookies Ever. They are a variation on spritz cookies, so they work up quickly. If you don’t have a cookie press, you could always make the dough and then form balls and press them on to a cookie sheet with a half pecan on top. Yum. And then I made fudge and turtles. The easy way. And threw in some mints for good measure.
I’m not a food blogger or a food photographer. I didn’t come up with either of these recipes, but they are so easy I have to share them. Each requires only 3 ingredients and a few minutes of time and turns out beautifully.
Just 6 days left. I might actually make it!
Again, if you are family, or expecting a gift from me, you might not want to read on…
My only nephew just turned two, and he is obsessed with beetles. Obviously, he needs a crochet beetle for Christmas.
I knew I was forgetting something on my craft to-do list. Fortunately, it was because it was almost finished!
I needed a break from knitting projects, so today I made this little guy (right.) He’s hanging out with a pteranodon friend for a bit before getting shipped off as a little surprise gift.
I have no idea how I ignored this pattern for the past two years. It’s adorable. The sauropod (right) is 4.5 inches from the tip of the nose to the little curled tail.
Warning: if you are related to me, or just expecting a gift from me this year, you might not want to read this post.