Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Update on crafting

First, the good news is a finished the shawl that I was knitting for my sister as a Christmas present. She opened it and really liked it which did make me feel really good. The bad news is I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to her.

Since my last post I was able to complete 48 cool ties for the soldiers thanks to the help from my husband. I was also able to get a few pairs of slippers completed and even a couple of soap savers done before Christmas.

Now I am trying to get a bit of crocheting done before tonight as I would like to finish a 1,000 gram ball of black yarn that I have had on the go for a while. Now to see if I can get it finished before midnight tonight.

I have already started thinking of all the things that I want to work on in 2009 so that is a good thing. I am hoping that I will be able to get a list of things completed as well so that I can post it here in the new couple of days.

Happy New Years everyone and will post again in 2009.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Busy crafting

It's hard to believe that Christmas is under a week away. Lots of things to do for it but have been enjoying sometime crafting. I have been busy working on slippers for soldiers and hopefully before Christmas I will be able to also complete some cool ties.

I still have one Christmas present to complete so would like to get it completed before the end of this weekend. I guess I better actually sit down and work on it instead of looking at it and hoping that it will get completed. It's a fast project so maybe tonight I will work on it instead of working on all the different projects that are currently sitting around me.

Hope to be posting more pictures in the next little while to show you what I have been working on but will not post a picture of the Christmas present until after it has been given.

Off to work on the present.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wonderful Feeling

Today so far has been a good day as I have been trying to find a way to send handmade items to soldiers and now have a way to get the items to them.

I have been asking and asking different people how I can do it but never got an answers. A few weeks ago I got one way to get the items to the soldiers but it meant mailing items half way across the country. Today I just got news that I will be able to drop off items to another military base a lot closer and a place that we pass a few times a year.

I guess it means I better get moving and get some items completed as we will be passing this base just after Christmas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cross-stitch day

Today was a day to stitch and try and work on a cross-stitch that I started at the Creative Festival. The project is called "Camelot Miniature" by Teresa Wentzler and it an over-one cross-stitch using 25 count. I had started it and had the border done before this morning. The finished piece will be 3-1/4" x 2-3/4" so not very big.

Here is what I had done before today

Now here is a picture of what I accomplished today.

I know it doesn't look like a lot but considering it is 25 stitches to the inch it does take quite a bit of time to get anything accomplished. Hopefully next time I work on it I will be able to start working on either the knight or the horse.

Now it's off to crochet for a little while to give my eyes and hands a bit of a break from holding the canvas and needle.

I also need to list out all the projects that I have now ready to sew because I have quite a few of them as I have been busy working on getting cool ties, infant jackets, caps and pants cut out so now to sit down and figure out how many of each of them I have to sew.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Time is going way to quickly

It's hard to believe it's December already. I have been extremely busy the last couple of weeks and that is due to trying to get some charity knitting done. I have been helping get some sweaters knit for one of the organizations that I help out with for their Christmas Hampers.

I have already got almost two sweaters knit and that is since last Thursday and would like to get two more done before the 15th of December.

I haven't been doing a lot of other crafting since last Thursday so figure that after the 15th I will then pick up and work on other projects for a while.

Once I finish knitting these sweaters I will try and remember to take some pictures of them and post them. I also want to try and get a few of the projects done from the Creative Festival so hope to do those over the Christmas holidays.

Now to get back to knitting and see how much I can get accomplished.