Friday, December 28, 2007

Aprons, and Shawls OH MY!

There are going to be many photos in this post so i won't bore you with my project 365 photos for the days I missed. But you're welcome to go look at them here.
I've had a busy few days and I'm still not done. Christmas eve I was a sewing fiend. I made two aprons. the one I had to finish on Christmas Morning. The blue and black one I gave to my SIL she put it on immediately
and wore it the rest of the day. (makes the crafter's heart happy!) The apple one I made for my MIL. Her kitchen has apples in it. I also finished my DD#2's apron. She got a kitchen for Christmas. I had started the apron long ago, but then my sewing machine broke.... Now that it's fixed I can finish things I've left go. I'm thinking of making a few more aprons for different people. A friend of ours is having a birthday at the end of Jan, so i may get started soon. (see I'm trying not to procrastinate too much that is...) Though I've still got tons of Christmas presents to finish. But for some reason I just can't seem to want to knit. GASP!! I know. I think it's b/c I had to pump out so much over the last few weeks I'm on holiday overload. So some of my original ideas for gifts are on hold till next year and now comes the simple solution. (not to mention quick seeing as Christmas is over...)
Last Sunday we went to visit my Grandma. we only got to stay for one night but I think she enjoyed it anyways. I made her a shawl b/c I wasn't sure how cold or warm it would be in the nursing home. I used 3 strands of the Homespun and did a simple v stitch. It turned out really soft and heavy so I know if she gets cold she can stay warm. (Sorry it's a bad pix the lights in her room aren't the best.) It's getting harder to visit with her b/c her memory is going and repeats a lot of things, not to mention it's hard to see her like that. We do want to visit her as much as we can while there is still time. I know that sounds so horrible but it's true. I'm so thankful that we live only 2 hours away so we can get away in a day if we need to. I told my DH when it snows we have to go for the weekend and have a sledding weekend away from it all. Her house has no phone or cable so it truly is away. Which usually is what life calls for every so often... Once a month would be wonderful. But i doubt that ever happens.
Tomorrow my DH and I are going to use one of our gift certificates and go on a date! it should be wonderful. I always enjoy the dates we go on. If we could get a "date" for a week that would be wonderful... hmm.. have to ponder that!
Well i've got to get going since it's way past my bed time.


jessica said...

Love all the aprons! I know what you mean about the knitting overload... its crazy! I think you have a mini chef on your hands:O)

I really want to go and visit grandma too... even though it is hard, If we do come up you'll have to come too!!!

Dale said...

The shawl looks warm and cozy. I have a grandmother in a nursing home experiencing the same thing, so I understand.

Pamela Foreman said...

Your aprons are great! I need to make me one. Keep up all the good work!