Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Mitten Tree

William refused to wear mittens a few weeks ago.  But it was still rather warm so it really didn;t matter.  But as the snow came and the temperature dropped, I knew he needed something warm on his hands.  So I made him a pair, and he wore them each time he went outside.  They were black and white and I called them his zebra mittens.  He liked that.  (Sorry no photo)  Then my DD noticed that his wrists were cold,.  She asked me to make him a pair of mittens that would go all the way to his elbows.  I did and I hung them on my little Christmas tree.  The reason I did that is simple. 

At the library where William gets his books they had a Mitten Tree.  Patrons were asked to hang a pair of mittens on the tree.  Their tree was based on the book, The Mitten Tree.  It's a cute story about an old lady who knitts a pair of mittens for a young boy who didn't have any to keep his hands warm.  The mittens on the library's tree will be donated to a shelter.  Hats and other warm things were also asked for. 

I had made several pairs of mittens and hats over the past year.  My DD asked me if William could have them to hang on the tree.  I eagerly obliged.  He took his task very serious loved it.  Now he wants to hang all kinds of things on my tree.  I also finished a pair of socks that I started a long time ago.  I thought they would keep his feet warm this winter.

I took them off the tree to photograph them.  By the time I got around to taking the photo my tree was full of decorations.  Now I have a new task.  The mittens I made were to go over his coat.  That's what I thought anyway.  My DD wants a pair that will go inside his coat.  She's quite demanding.  LOL   But I still have some time before Christmas.  So that is what I will do.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dutch St. Nicholas Party

Day 18

We went to the Dutch Sinterklaas party this afternoon.   William met his 4 cousins there.
He had a great time.

Friday, November 17, 2017

More Dancing Leaves

Day 17

I have been making more leaf blocks for the quilt I showed yesterday,
I want to make the quilt bigger.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Working on Autumn Dance

Or trying to........

Day 16

I worked on this quilt this morning.  Then William came over.  That was the end of my sewing.  His mother has parent/teacher interviews today.  So I am looking after him.

These are only a few of the strips that need to be sewn together.  I have several more to make.  I will do that tomorrow.  

Having William here is like having a cat around - a very active cat.  Within a few minutes he had totally destroyed my layout.

Maybe when he is not here tomorrow I can get some serious stuff done.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Prayer Shawl

Day 14

I finished the prayer shawl and took it to the church this morning.  It will be blessed and given  to someone who needs it.