Oh. Why hello again. I'm back and I survived the week of holiday-parties/recitals-bonanza. Barely. (I fell asleep on the couch last night at 8:15 while watching Elf with the family.)
So not a ton of new stuff to share today, but here is a little wool work-in-progress that I started, oh, 4 years ago. I found it the other day when I was digging through my wool to make more Allsorts ornaments. I'm determined to finally finish it this year. (This is the pattern.) It's been nice to have a little handwork project to carry around, but I've misplaced my red thread half way through the Merry Christmas, so I'm feeling stymied. Grrr.
Here is my fabulous haul, thanks to Amy at The Needled Fig. Thank you again Amy! One the bottom right is a sweet sewing pouch/needle book. Just what I really needed! (Maybe now I won't loose my red thread when I really need it.)wonderful Norwgian friend sent me a little surprise package for Christmas. Also included, but not in the picture because I already ate it, was a tin of mackerel in tomato sauce. I LOVE that stuff. (I know you think I'm crazy). But look - it was gone even before I cracked open the chocolate = proof. I think the 4 smaller chocolate bars are to share with the kids, but I may hide them and keep them for myself. (Not really, but the thought has crossed my mind. :) Takk Julie!!
Notes of Sincerity. A handmade scarf! I love it and it looks so great with my gray coat (and it covers the missing button that I need to sew back on = pathetic). Trish and I have been blogland friends for a while now and in October I got to meet her in real life at the Sewing Summit. It is so much fun to meet virtual friends in person. Thank you so much Trish! Trish has a cute etsy shop and sells these beauties, so if you're looking for a special gift or one for yourself, you might want to check them out.
Finally: December Giveaway winners are posted! Many, many thanks for your kind comments, your reassurances that I'm not the only one who feels slightly frenzied right now, and reminders that the Christmas calm will come. :)