Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday? I Don't Think So...

I had such a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving...and hoping the same for you.   When I saw the hordes  of shoppers lining up yesterday on the news trying to get deals .... well, I just felt kind of sad.   Rushing out on Black Friday has never had any appeal for me, but Thanksgiving?!  Good Grief!  I'm thankful for many things, but definitely for the opportunity to be home having a crafting Christmas.  No Black Friday here.... NO SIREE!

At my house you'll find me happily buzzing away on the following gifties for family and friends....

Bright and cheery wristies with another pair on my needles.  Using gorgeous Noro yarn leftovers from my shawl weaving.

Speaking of shawls!  This one is currently drying.

And this one is obviously still in progress.  Love working with this soft mohair/silk blend.

My favorite Christmas project is a hooked rug.  I can show you only a wee bit because it's a special surprise, and I can't take the chance of it being spotted by the wrong person....  I just love it so far, and excited to show you the completed piece as soon as it's reached it's new home.

And, of course, bags and bags!

These two sweeties just need their straps attached.  I'd be fibbing if I told you both are gifts.... I think I'll keep one for me because I'm a bit tired of making these, and I do love them.

I have a couple more gift ideas up my sleeve, and trying to be timely and not get all in a rush at the last minute.  My hands can't take it!




summersundays-jw said...

You definitely have the right idea and how lucky for the recipients of your beautiful handwork. Jan

liniecat said...

Loving the rug and bags!
lucky recipients lol
Asda started Black Friday this year here in the Uk and it looks like it was hoardes queueing up early doors for entry before the stores opened!
...........not for me either that kind of crazy lol

susan jenkins said...

Oh I LOVE your projects!! The hooked rug coming along and are those mittens?? Love the little bags, beautiful! Everything you make is lovely!
I so agree with you about Black Fiday and all the whooshing around! I'm home working too,glad you had a nice Thanks Giving, me too!! Yes, so much to be thankful for!!! xo

Jennifer Richardson said...

I can't even imagine going shopping
when the family is gathered.
Those moments, so precious.
I enjoy only on weekdays when the rest of the world is out working:)
Beautiful, beautiful....your world is so beautiful.
Thanks for the stirring share,