Sunday, December 30, 2007

December Remembered

My goals for December:
  • create snowman tree topper Foiled by the craft stores!
  • caterpillar eyeglass holder Took so long, it turned into a butterfly!
  • finish fisherman ornament Sorry, still no photo...
  • finish Elisabeth’s stocking See it here.
  • finish Jillian’s stocking See it here.
  • make lobster stew I did, and I have been crowned lobster stew champion.
  • sew overnight case--changed my mind; Sissy will get this in Feb for her b-day
  • finish beer stitched piece--changed my mind. Wrapped it with the frame but I didn't actually finish it. My dad is friends with a great framer.
  • felted soap--nope--instead I made the dude a little scrapbook listing 12 restaurants serving 12 different ethnic cuisines--including printed directions to each place--so that we can try a new place every month. We tend to go to the same places and eat the same things. (We used to live near a sushi restaurant and when we'd go in all the waitresses would just say, "the usual?" So sad.) He also got a pile of books including Ball's Complete Book of Home Preserving, Pynchon's Against the Day, Schott's Original Miscellany and the 2008 Miscellany (he likes facts), and a guidebook to Thailand where we plan to spend his 40th birthday.

I also worked on Christmas Elf Fairy--just have to finish the whisper thread and bead it.

I also did some back stitching on Tall Flowers this month.


Karin said...

Great progress on your two pieces!

Michelle said...

You did a ton in December! Both pieces are looking great - I still love those tall flowers!

tkdchick said...

Tall flowers is so pretty!

Get that elf done there's not much left now (since I know becuase I just finished her myself!)

xsquared said...

Love the restaurant scrapbook idea for your Dude! I may have to steal that idea - we're in quite a restaurant rutt.