I didn't get the patchwork stockings done, the chair bottoms changed out, or those last few gifts put together but I decided that was all ok. Family time was so much more important to me!! I hope that all of you were able to find some time to visit with loved ones and find rest in the hustle bustle of the holidays!!
When is dinner being served? The table was set in the dining room and we were almost ready to sit down to eat when I came around the corner and Purrl was sitting at the head of the table just looking like she couldn't believe that dinner wasn't on that plate yet!!!
I think it's time for Christmas break to be over and for me to get back in the studio. I'm spending way too much time taking pictures of animals instead of projects!!
I found this great little pocket mirror at the Woodland Art Fair this summer in Lexington. It is fused glass from The Glass Haus and I bought several of them for gifts. The artist, Leonard Wilson, is from McHenry, Illinois where he and his wife, Carolyn, work as a team to create beautiful glass works... and their prices are great! Check out the pieces that look like painted landscapes with the trees and flowers. Such talent!!
These mittens were one of the Florida projects I worked on over Thanksgiving. Judy had fallen in love with these mittens that were made out of recycled wool sweaters during our last Mitten Mania project. So I embellished them with beads, yarns and fun fibers to make them a little more special for her. It only took a year and a half to get them to her!!
~Merry Belated Christmas, Judy~!!
For those of you who missed our Mitten Mania projects at the store, this is a great way to recycle old sweaters and turn them into something so useful.... Christmas Day might be behind us, but winter is still ahead of us and there are many who could use a little extra warmth. This sort of project would be so great for a public Mitten & Scarf Tree at this cold time of year!!
Photo: Mittens made by volunteers at MEM's 2015 Mitten Mania.
Judy and I took a trip to Wakefield Scearce Gallery this week. We missed the Christmas trees as they are in the process of taking them down but the antiques were beautiful. We then had lunch at the Science Hill Inn. We can strongly recommend the Marco (yummy beef and gravy on cornbread) and the Eggplant sandwich. Such a fun time to treat ourselves!
A big shout out to Linda Sanford who came over this week and spent the morning sewing with me. We finished the sewing part of three pair of drapes that will go up in the living room and kitchen of the Women's shelter for Operation Care. Now, I just have to get the grommets in place and take them to be hung. Another almost finished project for a really good cause!
THANKS LINDA!! What a fun day!!
Many blessings to all of you for a Happy New Year. Celebrate big and be safe!! Happy 2017!!