And out of the chaos....

Ok, I am going to admit that all I want to do is work on these hats I love making them and the process is complete relaxation for me. It is almost like reading a book at bedtime. I start working on them and the stress of work and the holidays just goes away. (Several times I have fallen asleep with the loom still in my hands) I have another one started...now to find a donation spot for them.
















One stocking down and 2 more to go. The other two are well on their way and they should go easier now that the "prototype" is out of the way. That is one of the problems of not having a pattern, the mistakes that you make trying to figure it out. I am really happy with this, although I will be hitting the quilt shop soon for more fabric, with another grandchild on the way and the happy prospects of more in the future, I need to make sure that I have lots of this fabric on hand to make more each year. (Would it be too much to ask to have to make two next year?...c'mon girls!)
















These stockings are ones that Jenn gave me and needed something done with the names. They have been the biggest challenge. It was so tight and I really fought my sewing machine with them...I have the scars to prove it, I tried to hold too close and the little thingie that holds the needle in came down on my finger and cut it. The process was sew, rip, sew again, bandage my finger, sew, rip and sew again. Sometimes my kids think I am a MAGICIAN!!!!!





This is the wool that I picked up at Goodwill the other day, all felted and ready for January projects. Hmmmm, what will I make? I love the feel of the wool, all fluffy and soft. Can't wait to "start" something else. I love to start new projects.

Comments

Patti said…
Wow Cathy, you made those hats on the loom???? Great job on everything, and have fun with the new wool. Make sure you show what you make.
Nate's Mom said…
I have saved your blog and look forward to seeing what you are working on in the new year. I need a new craft hobby...for my spare time. I love those stockings. Have a lovely Christmas.
Laurie said…
What beautiful work Cathy! You make me want to buy a loom. I can't believe they were done that way, perfect! Thank-you for the comment on my blog, as it also led me to yours, and so glad it did!Merry Christmas to you, many projects for the new year,and many blessings.
Laurie
Nate's Mom said…
Cathy, if you have not yet found a donation spot for those hats, check your nearest children's hospital or cancer center if they are adult size. I'm sure someone going through chemotherapy would love one of those adorable hats. I'm on the lookout for a round loom now. It seems all I can find around here are rectangle...
Kim said…
Score on the wool! I should look for some when I go thru Good Willie next time!! Any pointers on honing in on it and finding it quickly? My girlfriend and I were going to look for some funky wool sweaters to felts and make into bags, but we were overwhelmed with the racks and racks and racks of sweaters! Decided we'd try that another day.