December 28, 2010


Posted in Everyday, Sewing at 7:54 pm by ListenMaudy

We had a great Christmas. We all went to my parents’ house for dinner and present exchanging. When we first got there, around 3pm, I was really excited to exchange gifts and have everyone open our presents. When my sister arrived, my niece was asleep, so presents were postponed until she woke up, which was about 4:45. My excitement had waned by then, so I was a bit disappointed.

We had gotten my dad a ton of fancy meats and cheeses that were supposed to be part of our hors d’oeuvres that evening. Since we opened presents so late and so close to dinner, we didn’t get to eat any of them. Sadly, Muffin and I will be out of town next weekend, but my dad sweetly said the cheeses would all keep until the next weekend we were back in town.

I got to give everyone else the presents I had made. I forgot to take pictures of the three cowls that I made for my mom and the beer cozy I made for my sister. They were all big hits; although my mom preferred the cowls made of the cheap acrylic yarn over the fancy (and expensive) wool that I bought at the last minute. I was at a yarn shop and just loved the yarn; I thought she would love it too, but she didn’t seem too thrilled with it. I guess I should stick to the letter of the request for handmade items!

My niece got a dress, but it was too big for her. I’m not sure how much too big since she refused to try it on Christmas night. I’ve only heard the report that it is indeed too big.


My older nephew got a little bear similar to my mascot. His is a little bigger and has blue eyes. Very cute. He gave it a big hug when he opened it, but there were so many presents and so many new things, that I couldn’t expect a little stuffed bear to hold his attention for very long.

Two bears
(He got the one in the back)

My youngest nephew got a crocheted carrot rattle. He seemed to like it pretty well, which was great.

Carrot rattle


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