I mailed my Christmas cards on December 11, 2020. That’s about a week earlier than I usually get them ready for the mail. But I figured with the hot mess this country (and the world) is dealing with, I’d get a head start.
My sister lives less than 200 miles from me. She just received our Christmas card yesterday. 25 days to go 200 miles. That’s around eight miles a day. I think the Pony Express moved faster than that!
And yet it is called the postal “service”.
Mr. Aitch and I have a very low-key Christmas.
Our “rustic” tree was decorated with some themed ornaments that reflect our year.
I hope you all have a very merry holiday celebration at this time of the year. We do Christmas.
I’ve been sewing again and making a couple of small bags that remind me of Mickey Mouse in a red, white, black, and yellow theme.
I asked a friend of mine to make a wreath for me. All she wants in payment is a bottle (or two) of wine. I decided to add to her request by making these…
She is a fan(atic) of Disney World and is headed there sometime early next year. She usually travels with her sister-in-law so two bags would allow her to share one if she wants.
The red and white polka dot fabric was from iPad Aunt’s stash and made me think of Minnie Mouse. It was the perfect fabric for the outside. I also added some black blocks to one side just to make them a bit different.
The bright yellow zipper and lining really brighten up the inside. The zippers are from stash and were an inch too short. The yellow fabric ends on the zippers helped stretch them out and made them work. Did you notice my sewn-in tag inside next to the pocket?
As soon as the clip/hooks arrive by mail, I’ll make some wrist straps that can be attached to the little D-ring on the outside tab. We probably won’t see each other till after Christmas so there’s still time. I hope she likes them!
So do those fabrics remind you of a particular mouse?
My final completed knitting project this year was a set of four coasters using this pattern.
I had given all my cotton yarn (except the white and red) to my granddaughter this fall. thinking I was all coastered out. But needing a quick Christmas hostess gift, I decided to bring out the pattern again.
These red and white coasters remind me of peppermint candies!
I also managed to knit another scrubby with red and orange Scrubby Sparkle. Sorry, no pictures.
A great gift idea that only took about 4-5 hours to complete!