Christmas (and birthdays and other special days) always seems to catch me by surprise. I'm one of those people that is not born with a good sense of time (my husband will agree with this:). Every year I have lots of ideas of making gifts, but realistically I need to work on those ideas starting in May, and in May I'm usually busy thinking of other things.
My daughter, however, is wonderfully creative, productive and efficient, and not hampered with the curse of procrastination. She had another good year of Christmas gift-giving. In a matter of two weeks or so, she made three stuffed toys. All of them were from the book Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals by Linda Carr. This is a great book. My daughter has made most of the animals in the book, (including a duck, walrus, penguin, dog, and a pig) and they have all turned out looking fabulous.
Here are the three she made this past December, all destined for younger relatives:
|A Brown Bear|
|A better look at the bear's face|
And look at the present I received from my friend Elizabeth of MrsThomasinaTittlemouse fame:
It's a wonderful zippered pouch to keep on-the-go projects in. I promptly filled it with my long-suffering hexagons and took it on my cross-country journey, where I was able to sew hexagons together in the car. Thank you so much, Elizabeth, for your gift and also for your thoughtfulness xx