Sunday, December 18, 2016

Buried Treasure

It is a TREASURE and yes it was buried (in my sewing room!)!
It is my record of gifts given and received from long ago! As I flipped through, all these memories came flooding back to me. So many quilts, bags and table runners; so many Christmas decorations; and even a record from when I did a Secret Santa all year long  back in 2000. There were knitted toys and crocheted afghans, and so much more!
I remember I made the cover for the notebook so I could try stitching with metallic threads. Metallic threads were so much more finicky than they are today.  As I remember it did not work out well in the beginning.
I started keeping the record in 1998. It seems so long ago. I haven't added to the book in a few years. I started it at a time before digital cameras and I don't have many photos for what I have made and given from back then. I think in the new year I will dig through some of those old photos...
And maybe this would be a good year to start this tradition again!
And here is a quick project I've been working on while I have been visiting with my dad. A small granny square afghan to enjoy. I may even have it done by Christmas!
I LOVE the colors! These would make a spectacular quilt too!
And meet new pet snake. I made a pair of them for my step son and his friend for Christmas and I was smitten. I knew I had to have one for me! They are fast knits with self striping sock yarn. The pattern is in Susan B. Anderson's book Itty-Bitty Toys. One snake took less than 2 evenings in front of the TV. He ties perfectly around my Ott-Lite  but until the pair are opened on Christmas morning he has to hide.

Now I am home all week and don't have a lot to do except take care of my Mr. who is recovering from shoulder surgery.
Christmas gifts are done and wrapped. The baking is almost done and the menu's for Christmas eve and day are almost figured out.
I think I'll enjoy some Christmas movies while quilting!
Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching!

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