For the last six months-plus, I have been busy crafting. A whole swath of co-workers and friends had babies this year so I attended several baby showers, I made most of the Christmas gifts I gave, and I learned to knit. All productive activities for my hands. I come to life when I have a creative project.
These are some of the finished products.
|Throw pillow for Mom-in-law; a tree for each member of the family.|
|Patchwork pillow for Grandma|
|Tacky ornament kits turned out to be fun gag gifts.|
|It's a pillow case. For the shark-lover in my life.|
|Christmas lap quilt for Sister-in-law|
|(it was a hit)|
|Window valance (Matryoshka dolls, not South Park characters)|
|My first knitted washcloth!|
|"I heart NW WA" for baby Ruby|
|Baby hat - Robin Hood style|
|Baby hat - Rose bud style|
|Whale pillow for baby Clive|
|Quilt for Sister|
It's been a good year for making things. The gifts are a tangible way I can express love to the people in my life. Aren't I lucky to be surrounded by so many friends?