Today's post is for Movin' It Forward Monday, which I am so grateful for as it holds me accountable for my hobby PLUS it keeps me on my toes for blogging. Please join all of us at the above link -- you will be amazed at what everyone is managing to get done!
As for me, I was mostly keeping the knitting needles flying on this adorable, little sweater for my dental hygenist's baby boy. Here's a couple of pictures. You can see that I need to still weave in my ends, sew on the little buttons, and get it blocked. Except for that, it's finished and will complete Loopy Academy. I will be an official graduate! Hats off to me!!!!
|Before: Remember I told|
you the color was off
|As of today|
I love the gradation of the blue yarn. Gradation is the new cool I hear!
My embroidery is coming along.
Here are a few new Christmas things I made. The first is a little wall hanging.
|Santa Hat Wall Hanging|
These next couple of things I made with my TAS (The Applique Society) group. Both are made of wool and both were taught to us by the amazing Dana.
|Little Woolly Tree|
The little tree will get lights put on it and it will sit on my sewing table in the living room window. Polly will LOVE it!
|Wool Poinsettia Pin|
Obviously the pin needs to be finished since you can see it is still in the hoop.
I might as well continue talking about Christmas. Huubby went out and bought us a new tree this year. Last year, we discovered that somehow we lost the plug for the pre-lighted tree so we used an earlier tree. This is our new one.
We'll put the tree skirt on and add the ornaments when our daughter arrives for the holidays Wednesday evening. So looking forward to her arrival.
While we were in the spirit and the weather was a balmy 60 degrees, hubby and I hung our lights, put the garland on the posts, and hung the bells by the door. So festive!
Today Gracie went to the groomer for a bath, blow dry, and a mani/pedi. She's ready for company with her beautiful poinsettia bandana!
Enjoy your day!