Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Take a deep breath....

Thanksgiving has come and gone.... which means Christmas is fast approaching.

In years past I would make quite a lot of handmade gifts: knitted hats, scarves, cowls and Christmas stockings; reed baskets; linen and japanese print journal covers; pillows and other sewn gifts; spiced honey, vanilla sugar, decorated Moravian beeswax candles, della robia wreath candle holders out of salt dough, and North Carolina wreaths with mixed greens and natural cones with red ribbons.  Do you know when I REALLY want to start Christmas projects?  Right about NOW... and especially right AFTER Christmas... boy have I got a timing problem.

When I make gifts after Christmas, they are always long gone by the time Christmas comes around... so here I am on November 29, less than four weeks from Christmas wanting a hand made Christmas... but I can see on my calendar what is ahead: working more than full time, traveling week-ends and LONG days of continuing education (truth be told, I do get some knitting done while in class!)  Still, I guess there is still time to complete a few things...

So while looking around for seasonal images, I found this
Oh my, how cute are they?  And they are little (read quick.)  So, I think I may, I think I might have some little stockings to knit.... and just in case YOU too want to knit a sweet little stocking or two... here's the link:  Little Cotton Rabbits website with free super cute patterns...

So off I go to dig out my tee ninetsy double points... can't wait.

Thanks for coming by!

4 comments:

Salem Stitcher said...

I am with you on the handmade Christmas. I had good intentions but I'm doubting it will happen at this point. Maybe next year...

Raewyn said...

This is the first year I have been REALLY organised and got a few things sorted already - but my list is longer than my time!! Love those little stockings!!

Kelli said...

Those tiny stockings are soooo cute!!!

julie said...

Thanks so much for the lovely mention Becky, I hope you have a lovely Christmas xxx