I finally got my Kelley Belfast snowman bound this evening as he needs to be completed by this weekend and tomorrow night after work I'm off for my annual mammogram and then to another Christmas with DSO and his family. Saturday morning it's off to wrap gifts at Barnes & Noble to benefit Ohio Pug Rescue. We do very well and last year broke the $1000 mark in donations. Such a busy time of year. I think (HOPE) I bought my last present this evening, but I need to check my list to be sure. Since I only have one grandchild, every time I am shopping I seem to find something else for him. That's what grandmas are for, right?
Here's a picture of the backside - bound in the background wool. I'll share a picture of the front after he gets a light steaming and his rusty bell added. I'll have to add a label at a later date.
Next up is binding my challenge rug . . .
. . . so that I can start another little snowman mat. (Pattern by Katie Alman ~ Kid'l de Divey Woolens.) The Hidden Hills Hookers meet monthly. This is an optional pattern to hook and then in January we are going to learn how to finish a rug with a braided edge. I've seen it done before, but have never done it. I bought some grungy sparkly wool to use. That will be a first for me.
Here are a few of our overachievers who had theirs already hooked when we met in earlier in December.
A cheesy plastic Santa in my hooking room . . .
. . . and a tinsel tree with only lights.
Ceramic Santa painted by my mom. One of my prized Christmas decorations.
She did beautiful work.
A surprise was in my mailbox this week. This darling cupboard tuck smelling of balsam. Sweet, isn't it? Thanks so much Debbie. You made my day.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)