Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Gifts almost done

While I was back in NJ I was able to hand deliver my first Christmas  gift to an old friend.

I haven't crocheted an afghan in several years.  I quite enjoyed it.

I got a little carried away with the size.

I got home and finished this table runner from a free pattern by Lee Heinrich

Yes it was a pillow pattern that I made into a runner. It's the second one I made, the last one had Purple trees.  I kept that one for myself.
This one is in the mail, another gift down.

I also made a fleece throw for friends.  I own one but I had never made one.


Very easy to work up.  I'm actually working on 2 more to hopefully be seen in my next posting.
They are so cuddly. Wonderful to snuggle up in.

They received it today and they love it. 

When I headed up to Jersey I neglected to take a hand work project. I lasted 2 days before I hit the local Michael's

I picked up needles yarn and a basic sock book to keep me company.

I managed to break a land speed  record and finished them before I got home.  1 week.  I think they will be a good stocking stuffer  for my sister.

And today I finished my Temecula Quilts - Wish You a Mini Christmas  piece.

They supplied the patterns for the 12 blocks and suggested 3 different settings.  Heaven forbid I use one of their settings when I could go crazy coming up with my own. 

And this photo just makes me smile.  This is how they deliver Christmas packages in The Villages.


  1. Wow, you've been one busy little elf! Everything looks so wonderful. You have many lucky gift recipients. I loved your purple holiday forest and I love this lime forest too!

  2. Holey Mackeral!! Yes, a busy elf indeed! Everything is just beautiful - really love the lime trees.

  3. I love your crochet : very large project....iit is beautiful...x

  4. I love your crochet : very large project....iit is beautiful...x

  5. Leave it to you to just "whip up" a pair of socks! And typical... you don't keep them for yourself, but give them away. In particular, I like that crocheted afghan. Neat pattern! You're a marvel at all you manage to accomplish. Perhaps once all the gift-giving is done, you'll work on something for yourself.

  6. You have been busy! I especially love the pillow turned table runner.

  7. Wow -- your afghan is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job with the chevron pattern -- I can barely crochet a straight line! :)

  8. What a lovely creative time you've had! The afghan looks wonderfully snuggle, the table runner is stunning and I'm a huge fan of sock knitting - it's the perfect portable project!

  9. So many nice presents and projects...thanks for sharing.

  10. Nice projects. I especially like that runner. Well done!

  11. That afghan - the size is perfect in my book. Not carried away at all! Some really great finishes. And that delivery photo is hilarious.


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