Have you seen it? Wandering around in the cold and rain? Send it home, please.
I've known my mother all my life. And every year she has a birthday. Do you think I could remember it? I KNOW when it is, December 20th, yet somehow I managed to forget this year. When I remembered the other night, I panicked - somehow I had forgotten about making her a gift!
I took her to get her new meds the other night, and she was scrambling in her tiny wallet for her medical cards, cash, etc. I had made her that wallet, and it's far too small for all she has in it. She had cards falling everywhere, trying to get to just one. I found this tutorial online, from ThatDarnKat, and decided to make it last night.
I LOVE IT! It has 8 credit [or other] card slots on the bottom, a bill pocket and two extra pockets on top. This might work for her. I had a heck of a time figuring out the pockets from the instructions - in the end, I just did it my way, and it worked out. I went into the comment section and looked at other blogs that had made it, and one said the bottom pockets needed to be 4 inches from top to bottom, so I made my folds according to that.
And now, more tutorials. Amanda at Krafty Panda made the cutest little wreaths!
And Val Spiers has some applique drawings for you, they're so sweet - boy has she been busy, check out her other posts!
Debbie from Woolensails has two adorable cross-stitch designs for you!
And Stephanie from Peas in a Pod has the most brilliant link for hot chocolate on a stick - love the packaging and it sounds delicious!
From Completely Coastal, she shows how to make a beach ornament - I have some pink sand from Bermuda, and I would love to make this - you'll have to click the link, I forgot to ask permission to use her pic.
So how are you coming with your Christmas gifts? All done? Close? I'm pretty close myself, just have a couple of small things to quilt and bind. I've been slacking - either mum or my oldest son has given me a cold, and I'm taking it easy.
I read a post last night that really spoke to me, on Paratus Familia blog. Money is so very tight for so very many of us, and this post reminded me that gifts are not what Christmas is about. She shares a very touching [and humorous] story, check it out if you find yourself panicking about gifts!
Til next time, be well, be happy, be blessed!