Nana (my mam) came over for dinner on 26th and put the lap blanket to good use. She road tested it for me and it passed muster!
more pics of my newly crafted knitting bag...showing the nifty inside pockets for your knittin' notions.
Christmas table topper kit from Catherine.
Oh, and here is a teatowel I made for her (and forgot to give her)
Gorgeous Art Deco tin box from Angie (among other lovely things - we did sister bags this year - a bag of assorted goodies rather than one big one) Love it.
Yes, THAT book. I love it! and a sweet sewing basket from my sis in law Barbara. Thanks Babs. Here is a partially made teddy from the Sew Pretty Homestyle book. Easy peasy. He just needs another arm and leg and a good stuffing. I have also started the sleeping masks from it. V. easy too.
Oh, and I got a Kindle Reader from Paul. It is fabulous. A pair of dancing shoes from son, Chris. (Not arrived yet, coming from Ebay) Thanks Chris.
Stephen gave me an Audry Hepburn box set and some downloaded true crime books for the Kindle reader from Amazon. Thanks Steve.
Yes, I was making pressies too. Here is Paul in his Dr Who scarf I made for him. I didn't get it done until the 26th! It is about 12 feet long. And no, he is not a long suffering husband wearing my creation for the sake of peace...he ASKED me to knit it for him.
Same scarf showing its full length...
My mam came over to have dinner with us and so did Anna, my lodger. Anna very kindly did a formal photo portrait of Mam and me. I'll be showing that too of course very soon. She asked if we wanted her to "Photoshop" it (to enhance our natural beauty) We said in unison "Yeah, go on - photoshop us to death!"
Below: The lads queue up for dinner. (Boy, can they put it away!)