Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Yarning Projects

Once upon a time there was a girl with a cough. A cough that just wouldn't go away, and made her tired. She was bored laying around all day. So she started to peruse Pinterest, you know, to pass the time while she rested. One thing led to another and she ended up organizing her mess-o-yarn collection (something that could be done sitting down and resting) and starting new projects.

As you can see, I'm working on a blanket for my bed. Trying to use up various half skeins of yarn. Doubling the yarn, mixing yarns and using a size 'N' crochet needle, the blanket is going fast! It's a little over 3 feet square right now. My least favorite part is stitching in the ends where I've added in new colors, a necessary evil.

After organizing the yarn mess I had extra pieces of various yarns. I used them to make Pom poms. On Pinterest I found instructions for making Flower Pom poms and Polka Dot Pom poms. So easy, I don't know why I haven't thought of making Pom poms this way before! I think I'm going to use them to make a wall hanging like this one, for over my bed.

Its New Year's eve and we're just lazing around. You can bet I'll be working on my projects into midnight!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Snapshots

It's a normal December here. Holiday decorating, wrapping up homeschooling for the year, lazy days catching up on TV shows and Christmas movies. Shopping with friends, annual ladies-in-family-Christmas-shopping was Saturday. We've already had a touch of snow, although today it's back up to 55. Several crafts started, sickness has hit us already. Typical December as I said. No baking has been done. I need to get right on that. What's December if you're not eating a little too much sugar?!

Here's just a peek into our December. May your Christmas be blessed, as it is Jesus' birthday! Merry Christmas.

Start of Advent 'Calender' bags
Christmas drawings by daughter
Daughter & friends Christmas shopping
Christmas Gift I'm making
Making holiday decorations
Grandma and daughter making pies
Kantha stitching on a pillow
Daughter writing her book
Parts of Christmas Ornaments I'm making
Daughter with new hat & gloves from Thrift store
Making decorations
My parents at the Messiah performance
Handmade Scarf

Party food! 

Our Christmas Tree w/Hula Hoop