Crafty Rantings

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I'm In A Hurry! No Pictures!

I was in a big hurry last night so there are no pictures. I wanted to sieze the moment while I felt the inclination so I wrapped up all my wonderful homemade Christmas presents and got them ready to ship. What does this mean? Well, it means that the presents for my Mom, my brother Den, my daughter Ally and her husband Sean as well as lots of friends are wrapped (and I am *not* good at wrapping, btw!) and as far as I'm concerned, gone. All that's left is to address the box or envelope, put postage on it and off it goes. I couldn't really be bothered to remember silly things like taking pictures or writing an entry into my blog. Well, not last night. :) I did manage to take a picture of something I made my Secret Pal but, obviously, that won't be posted for a while.

So what am I working on now? Susan's Christmas present. Then after I see her, I am going to work on Brooke's Mary Jane slippers. I am also starting to plan what to make for next year's holiday and birthday gifts and will start on those right away in January. I have something I want to make for me and then one other little thing which all are scheduled for before Christmas. Oh yeah, forgot - one small project I've been working on for a few months but lost ambition and now I have it back again so since I'm only about 6 rows away from done, that is big on the "gotta do" list. It's the project I take to work so instead of playing on the computer at lunchtime, I need to do that. The other things are secrets (yeah, I know, enough of those) and I work on those at home.

I have decided I am going to attempt socks next year. I have to get some basic sock yarn, a basic pattern and lots of help (Kaylee! Roni! Linda! Brooke! Hey Julie... have you tried these yet?). Why on earth do I want to do this to myself?!?

You know, despite the fact I have made a ton of presents for others, I do still (don't faint) buy a few presents. I have people on the list who just aren't fond of homemade stuff. Yeah, why are they on the list? you ask. Well, because they're friends. And I understand that not everyone likes homemade stuff. I, for instance, am not all that fond of things that have been sewn. Why? Because I CANNOT SEW! I have never been able to, never liked it and have no aptitude for it. Doesn't mean I can't appreciate it. Just I don't care for it.

BTW, preparing a good meal should be considered a craft if it isn't. Being able to make a beautiful batch of cookies, no matter how weird looking, is crafty. As long as it tastes good and has your heartfelt good intentions in it, that's crafty.

I try to make up in enthusiasm what I might lack in skill. :)

2 Comments:

  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger Heatherly said…

    i love socks!!! i will help you! good job on mailing stuff! i gotta finish mine up so i can mail them.

     
  • At 12:31 PM, Anonymous brooke said…

    I have not forgotten about the Mary Jane slippers. I'll bring them to the next BCLPA meeting or perhaps Saturday - I'll be single, or maybe tomorrow - I have an appt in your neck of the woods. Is it permissible to stop by your work? say after 3:30??

     

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