Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shannon's Socks

Blocked and steamed last night and was just waiting for them to dry today so I could wrap them up.
Yarn:  Red Heart Heart and Sole
Color: Ivory

On  the 25 days of December I made these for thee  (In my head I'm singing the 12 Days of Christmas....but I'm a fiber artist not a poet so bear with me :))

5 counted cross stitch jewelry boxes
4 wine bottle butlers
2 pair of socks
2 quilts
2 cornhole bags
1 Christmas stocking
1 doll dress
1 quilted box
1 birthday shawl
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And did you notice I called myself a fiber artist?  I prefer that to "crafty".  To me crafty is Popsicle sticks and a glue gun. 

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011

Finished Panel #1 of the Fisherman Knit Afghan

Changed the length from 60" to 72" and I will probably add another panel to make it wider as well as longer.  This is a faux cable stitch.  No cable needles needed so it goes very quickly.  The alternating seed stitch panels will probably be a real snore to make....zzzzz. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Wine Butler

Hostess gifts are done. :) Pattern The Wine Butler by The Quilt Company

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pork Chili

Will be too busy making Christmas cookies and baking for the next couple of days......this is your dinner until Saturday :)


Christmas Poem

Christmas Magic 

Are we too grownup to feel a thrill
As we light the Christmas tree?
Are we immune to cookies,
Christmas cards and Christmas glee?

Are we too adult to "Ooh" and "Aah"
At the Christmas candle's glow?
Are we blasé about our gifts;
Do we shun the mistletoe?

Are we too mature for carols,
For merry or for jolly?
Do the decorations leave us cold,
The ornaments and holly?

Fat chance! We'll never grow too old
To love the Christmas magic.
A year without a Christmas
Would be boring, even tragic.

So bring it on! The candy canes,
The feasting and good cheer;
O Christmas, lovely Christmas,
You're the highlight of the year!

By Joanna Fuchs