Rerun of my words... What happened to 2010? Time goes so fast for me and I am a really good time management person. Maybe I am doing too much? Maybe I am measuring my time the wrong way? Whatever the reason, it doesn't change the fact that today is the last day of 2010...
A wonderful Christmas celebration has been going on here. Island Girl, Island Boy and Mini-Island boy have all been here as well as Orange Boy, Little Mommy and Mini Orange boy. We have had so much fun! I love having them all here. The Rocket City crew leaves this morning and the Island Family doesn't leave until Sunday so I get them a little longer.
I made so many of my gifts this year. To sum up, 2 hats, a cowl, 2 pair of fingerless gloves, a shawlette, and a scarf. That was the knitting craft. For the sewing craft, I made 2 quilts, 3 potholders and 2 calendars towels.
Sushi Scarf and Malalucie Slouchy Hat I made for Island Girl. They were both fun, fast knits. For the Sushi scarf, I bought the kit from Morehouse Farm and loved it. While the photo showed 5 Sushi Rolls on each end of the scarf, I only made 3 on each end. Why? Because of time! I finished this the night before I wrapped it. For the Malalucie Hat, I used the same yarn she used in the pattern, same color, Malabrigo Worsted. Does Island Girl really need a scarf and hat made from wool? Why yes, when she travels and it does get chilly on the island occasionally. I made knit labels for each knitted garment so the recipient would know how to care for it.
For the calendars, I bought 2 fat quarters of Cynthia F's winning design from Spoonflower. Cynthia F. is the artist who designed my logo for The Yarn Grove. I love everything she does! She is truly amazing. These calendar towels were a hit. I sewed some lovely Kaffe Fassett fabrics on the back. Cynthia submitted this calendar design to Spoonflower for their 2011 calendar challenge and she won! I wasn't surprised. Just check her out. She is a true talent and very easy to work with.
I will post more photos in a future post.
Peace. Love. Joy. Laughter ... to each and everyone of you in the New Year.