Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday To-Do's

My "Holiday To-Do" list is almost finished. All that is left is to visit the Post Office to mail a package and bake some cookies and other various treats. The cards have been sent, the gifts have been bought (or made), and now it is time to sit back, relax, and bake at my leisure.

My biggest accomplishment this season has been finishing the afghan I have been making for my Mom. It is my favorite out of all of the afghans I have made so far. When I get around to making one for myself I think this is the pattern I will use.

~The picture doesn't do justice to the size and thickness. The pattern is "Winter Warmer" from Our Best Afghans A to Z by Leisure Arts (

I am very happy to give this one to my Mom. She was the recipient of one of my very first crochet attempts and, bless her heart, she didn't cringe. I have noticed though that she has hidden it away in the closet.

With the "Holiday To-Do's" just about complete I am getting anxious for the big day to get here. Only two weeks to go!

How are you doing at whittling away at your to-do list?


Amy said...

Okay so I am not quite as far along as I thought. Apparently, I forgot that I still need to wrap the gifts.

Cynthia said...

That afghan is absolutely gorgeous! The texture is beautiful. My MIL made us a really beautiful one which I proudly drape over our couch in the family room. So much love goes into handmade stuff!

I am no good whatsoever at kniting/crocheting but I certainly appreciate the efforts of those who are.

I need to put a big sign out that says "the Cindy store is closed". Time to just do for my own family. I've been busy doing lots of creating for others and thankfully I'm almost done with all of that. Whew! I'm mailing off a couple pettiskirts today to some families who are having a tough go this Christmas due to job loss. I wanted to do it but man, between those and the 10 I'm sewing for Megan's Ballroom Dance Team- I'm SERIOUSLY sick of all things pettiskirt!

I've got to mail the Christmas cards today too. You should be getting one. That's 2 years in a row I managed to get cards out! A personal record! LOL!