What a fun Christmas I’ve had! I hope your Christmas was as full of family and food and fun as mine was. Some of the best news? I’m going to be an aunt next year! Yay! 🙂 🙂 To announce it, my sister-in-law gave a framed sonogram photo to her parents with the word “Grandma” on it. This is the first grandbaby on their side, so this produced lots of tears. It was so sweet!
Another thing that made this year different for me was how many presents I was able to make! I may have waited till the last minute for some (who? me?!), so there was a little bit of last minute scrambling, but I definitely think it was still a success. Here’s my list of completed (or in the case of one, almost completed) Christmas gifts:
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- For Nathan, KU pajama pants. I didn’t want to give away anything about what I was working on, so I wasn’t able to measure the elastic or hem them until after he opened them. I’ll be working on finishing that up today. The pattern I used was a Simplicty pattern.
- For Mom, I embellished a set of tea towels for her. My original plan was to embellish several sets for her, but due to how late I got started with it all, I decided to embellish one, buy a couple more, and promise to make her more in the future. 🙂 I bought the tea towel and Googled to find the angel image.
- For my sister, I made her a necklace and bracelet. I started from a kit, and I have to say, that’s definitely the way to go. It was quick and easy and she liked it. Success!
- For a friend, I made a purse; it’s crocheted and lined. It’s also got a zipper pocket, set in pockets, and a magnetic clasp. I haven’t given it to her yet, but I’m really hoping she loves it, ’cause I think it’s fantastic! The pattern is from the same book as the Hobo Tote I made. It’s the Must Have Handbags, designed by Drew Emborsky.
- For another friend, I’m making a scarf with pockets on the ends. I was hoping to have this done by now, but due to getting a fever on Christmas day and feeling under the weather since then, I’ve fallen a little behind. This pattern is from Red Heart, here. I modified it to add the pockets.