Thursday, December 16, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas...

...sometimes a joy - sometimes a burden. I guess that's up to us to decide individually. It probably boils down to whatever you make it, like everything else.

We'll be hosting Christmas again this year up north with all of the kids and grandkids that can make it and I always really look forward to that. I worry too much about having everything fair and perfect I know, but I realize that the most important thing for me is actually having my family around me. It's not always possible to have them all be there at the same time (our family is pretty big), but to me, that would be the perfect Christmas.

I'll start making cookies soon - so not much time these days for the Boutique. I've finished placing the Christmas items in the shop that will be there. All items moving forward will be from other than holiday projects... Gee, do you think I'll ever get to that "Verna" project again? LOL - I've managed to turn that project into a giant mental block! But wait and see, it will probably turn out beautiful when it's finally finished, and then I'll wonder why I waited so long to finish it! Probably.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Worthy Cause...

...No, I am not talking about finishing the Christmas Nine-Patch Pizzazz quilt I blogged about last time. Although I would have liked to finish it in time for Christmas selling, it's not to be...sigh. Perhaps next year.

In the meantime, I thought I'd show you what I am working on - to meet a deadline.

These are parts of some scarves that I've pledged to make for the Special Olympics - Wisconsin. These are their colors and instructions are given on what yarn, what colors, and a deadline for creating these scarves, which will be worn by both the participants and coaches, etc. It's an event of "unity" to be wearing the scarves during the Special Olympics activities. The deadline for shipping the finished scarves you've pledged is January 14th. They may be crocheted or knitted and may include specific phrases.

If you have any interest in this project, you may visit the Project Guidelines page (for Wisconsin), at (You can probably navigate out of there to your particular state for colors, etc.)