I don't make many handmade gifts for the holidays, since non-crafty folks don't always see the love and time and thought that went into them. Every year, though, I make a few things to give to people that I think will appreciate them.
You may remember that in September I mentioned making myself a set of placemats, having completed a couple of sets for other people. Well, as the holidays draw nearer, I finally decided I'd better spend some time washing and ironing said placemats, to get them ready for gifting.
They turned out quite lovely: a set in huck, in Bermuda Blue, and a set in huck lace, in Charcoal, for two people that I think will love those colours. Then of course my own set, which I previewed at the time, also in huck lace, in Frost Grey. All of them are 3/2 cotton (the first two from Cotton Clouds, and the third from Webs.) While I love them all, I have to admit that I think the Frost Grey yarn was my favourite, and even better, it was actually the cheaper of the two.
I've got another exciting weaving project planned for first thing in the new year, but at the moment, my crafting table is covered with a different project: a new quilt!
Living life somewhere in the grey area between Liz Lemon and Nancy Botwin. I live with my beloved Heterosexual Life Mate (HLM), no kids, two beautiful feline ladies, and what I can only assume are self-replenishing stacks of fabric and yarn.
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