Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Countdown to Christmas Begins.......

Yikes, it's December third already!  But that is what comes after December second, isn't it? You'd think one of these years I'd get smart and start the holiday projects earlier.  Oh well, there's always the late December, early January birthdays.....   We had a nice, but quiet, Thanksgiving and enjoyed 4 days of "leisure". Sunday night  we topped off the holiday by seeing the 5th Avenue's presentation of Oliver. It was great!  A quilting friend's grandson was among the 48 kids in the cast.  Now I have to find out whether he performed that evening. (He did!)



Last night I actually picked up my embroidery and finished the fence on this block-to-be!  There are quite a few stitching projects waiting in the wings, including one which I have to redo because I messed up on cutting it for a block. Sigh.  I need to be more careful!



If you're looking for a fun and quick project, a cup holder might just fit the bill.  It's a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn also. (My pattern is over 40 stitches and from the Loopy Ewe, but you could use any stitch pattern, I think.) Now, it's time to head off to the UW hospital for an afternoon of knitting with the Antepartum ladies.  Have a great week!

8 comments:

Nancy said...

I had a major "oops" last week, too. I was cutting borders for a QOV and even though I measured twice, I still cut the fabric the wrong length. Sigh!

Love the cup holder - cute!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sweet embroidery. Neat idea for the cup cozy! The days all fly now, but November/December seem to be the fastest.

kathy b said...

You are so awesome to knit with those moms who are so nervous about the well being of their to be born babes. Santa will be good to yoU!

karen said...

I need to pick up my stitching but the knitting always wins :) lovely tiny stitches!!

Dee said...

I'm still in denial that Christmas is so close.

It just doesn't feel like it here yet.

Merry said...

Lovely work on the embroidery and such a lovely stitch you have used in the knitting.

Nancy Kay said...

Nice work!! Say, I really like that cup holder...wouldn't mind trying it. I'll have to look for that pattern.

Janet said...

I love the sweet embroidery piece, Judy. Cute cup cozy.