December 16, 2008

makin' a list. checkin' it twice!

Man was it cold today. I'm so glad school is out for the semester. No more fighting the ridiculous wind on my way to class at 8 in the morning. I actually do love the cold weather, just not the wind. It just doesn't seem to agree with the ol' asthma. Ah well. I love bundling up and getting to actually wear all my knit creations.

Speaking of knitting..I'm almost done with the beret for my cousin, just 12 more rows to go! Then I can cast on for my MeMaw's beret. Hers should be simpler and quicker. Left on my knitting list then will be David's surprises, an order from a friend at church and possibly a scarf for David's family's gift exchange. His mom wanted everyone to make their gifts this year which I think is just awesome.

I have a few embroidery gifts on my list as well. I've never embroidered anything for anyone before so I'm hoping I can plan my time well in the next 10 days...ack 9 days! Luckily I'm a pro at working under pressure.

I did manage to finish the bags for my little cousins this past week. I love them so much. Just the right amount of color and sparkle for any sophisticated young girl.
Aren't they fun? I really hope they like them. Now I just need to figure out what exactly to make for their little 6 year old brother. I'm thinking a drawstring back pack with some trucks or cars on it.

I also finished up my Christmas cards tonight. Well...mostly. The cards are all made and the envelopes addressed, now I just need to actually write in them and then send them off. I'm hopeful for tomorrow but we'll see. Maybe I can also get some better pictures of them tomorrow during the daytime.

On a non crafty note, my family took our Christmas card pictures yesterday. We used to go for the traditional family poses with everyone sitting or standing and smiling. Then about 8 years ago when taking our normal pictures, we took some silly ones too. While sifting through all the takes trying to decide on the best one to send to everyone we realized the goofy pictures looked the best. They really showed our personalities and smiles best. From then on out all our pictures have been fun and silly. Here are a few of the ones from yesterday.
Had to throw that last one in for fun. Isn't my boy just so stylish? :) Hope to update soon with more finished Christmas gifts. Until then, hope everyone is enjoying the cold!

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