Tuesday, December 28, 2010


  Well Christmas didn't turn out exactly as I expected.  I was fine Christmas Eve, and got to be with my family.  Christmas morning I woke up with the flu (thanks Santa).  So we opened gifts in the morning then my husband and Avery spent the day at his parents.  Avery had a great time both days so I am really happy she enjoyed her first Christmas.  She loves all of her new toys and has enough clothes to last her until she grows out of 18 months.  I am also glad I at least got to celebrate on Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas plans

   Christmas is going to be crazy this year.  It is Avery's first Christmas and I am SO excited.  We gave her one of her gifts the other day.  She started tearing off the paper piece by tiny piece.  Once she saw that there was something under it she started going nuts.  We got her a toy cell phone because she is always trying to take everybody's.  She loves it.  My mom gave her a stuffed talking dog today while we were over, making stuff for Christmas Eve.  She has so much stuff to open Christmas and Christmas Eve she isn't going to know what to do with herself. 
    We are going all over the place, tomorrow we have my husband's aunt's party.  Christmas Eve we go to my parent's party then his parent's house to be with his family.  Then Christmas we are going to Memere and Pepere's, my Dad's, his parent's to eat, my parent's, then back to his parent's for games.  
   Christmas hasn't been the same since my grandfather past away.  I loved him so much and think about him everyday.  Avery has brought back my Christmas spirit.  If he was still alive I know they would have had so much fun together.  This year going to be amazing not because it is going to be like it used to be, but because it is a new kind of Christmas, with new traditions and my beautiful baby girl.

Goat for Jill

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Beer Coolie

Beer coolie I made for a Christmas gift.

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Think this is going to be the first pattern I make.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Avery with Santa


  Finished the elephant for Alyssa and the goat for Jillian before Christmas got here.  Phew >_<;  I was starting to sweat.  I was going to make a bunch of slippers for people but I just don't have time.  Hopefully I'll finish the throw for my Mom by her birthday.  I decided for 2011 I am just going to make a bunch of stuff with a goal for having enough for gifts and a craft fair for Christmas time.  I am going to post pics of the goat after Christmas is over.
   Last week I joined the CGOA I am so excited.  I want to take their master crochet program.  Then I want to teach some beginner crochet classes.  I feel like this is the start of something for me :)  Hopefully I can do the projects they send me.  

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Alyssa's Christmas Gift

   My sister asked me a while ago to make her a blue elephant.  I saw a pattern I liked, and after finishing the head realized how much I hated it. So I started from scratch. I sketched what I wanted it to look like, and this is what I have so far.  He just needs legs and a tail.  I'm thinking of maybe adding a pocket.  I made the elephant kind of in the same way I made the pig.  My other sister asked for a goat.  That is going to be interesting.