So, I was home by 12:30 p.m. and caught up on my email and then planned to nap before finishing my gift wrapping. Right about then, my son got home from work. I haven't seen him a lot lately so figured I better get up if I wanted to catch up with him. It wasn't much later that HE was off to nap and I was wrapping gifts. I'm all done except for one I can't find that I bought in early July. It's amazing I even remember I bought it but it's for someone in particular and I specifically moved it to be with other gifts that I planned to give. I've looked through every box in that group and I don't know where it is. I also need to make a fabric gift bag for one that is too big for the small bags and too small for the big ones.
And that reminded me....what happened to that notion of sewing all my gift bags this year? Being green and thrifty and creative and all that? I mean I picked up some cool fabric just a few weeks ago for that very reason!
With the best of intentions.....there I go again. Well, there's always next year.
Last night I tatted this square motif from Easy Tatting by Rozella Linden (aka Ruth Perry). A larger version makes a snowflake and an even larger one makes a mat. Originally I was trying to make something small enough to go in some ornament frames. (Another project that is destined for "next year".) I don't think it's very Christmasy on its own though so it might go on the next rock cozy. My first scan showed a cat hair, plain as day. I don't typically have cat hair in my tatting but this year has been different. My kitties are getting old and don't groom themselves all that well. I'm sweeping every few days just to keep up with them.
Here's another notion for a rock cozy. Remember I said I had another little tatted rose (Jeanne Lugert earring pattern) but hadn't pulled the thread that makes it into a rose? I did that last night and the crocheted rose was just laying there on the table, begging for some company! Now the colors don't really complement each other but I'm off now to crochet a white rose for the tatted one. I'm not sure I'll use them together but I want to see what it looks like.
So with Santa's blessing, I think I'll be having a glass of wine along with a chocolate covered graham cookie and tat til I hear the clip-clop of reindeer feet upon the rooftop!
Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!!!!