It doesn't matter what kinds of crafts we do, we crafters like to receive hand crafted gifts too. Last Saturday at stitch day at The Stitch Store, one of our Chinese exchange gifts was a handmade tea cozy and bun warmer set. It was beautifully made and the gift that got the most oohs and aahs. I wish I had my camera with me. Next time. And I will add that ALL of the gifts were lovely and greatly appreciated!
I mentioned our stitch day on Saturday. As usual, it was a good group -- lots of different personalities who seem to get along extremely well. I'm quickly getting into the Christmas spirit and decided to start a second Christmasy project. I started "Joy" by Little House Needleworks at our stitch day and got a lot done! It's turning out a lot larger than your average ornament, so I'll probably finish it as a door hanger. Maybe. The other Christmas stitching project I'm working on is "Holiest of Nights" by Homespun Elegance. Will I get them done by Christmas? Possibly next Christmas, and that's fine with me. It's just nice to work on something like these during the Christmas season.
It's always good to have a helper when you're doing a project, whether it be a craft project or just writing your blog. Here's my latest "helper". It's Ozzy, and he's being very productive sitting in our printer stand between Purdue Pete and Georgia Tech's Buzz. Nice to know I have an assistant.
Hey, I'm up to 45 followers!! It makes me happy to know that people are actually reading my blog. I hope that you're all at least a little bit informed and entertained. I also appreciate and enjoy the comments I'm getting too. So thank you!
My goals for the upcoming week are: Finishing the Christmas bellpull and starting a project which is going to be a gift so it's all hush-hush right now!