Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Gifts

I was so busy before Christmas making quilts for gifts! I made 3 snuggly quilts for the girls that work in my office. They LOVED them.. but I never even got a picture of them... I also made a quilt for my daughter (but it isn't quilted yet). I had made one for my son last year just like it and my daughter fell in love with it so I made another for her. It is a One Block Wonder quilt and it's a Cali King! Needless to say it took awhile, but it really is quite awesome. Here is a picture of it:

I also had big aspirations of crocheting felted slippers for the grandkids and anyone else I thought might like them. These are the only ones that I actually finished, and they fit little Savannah so well she wanted to wear them all the time... so I did end up washing them Christmas day after a trek outside in the mud.

I did make one more slipper, though. I was going to make a pair for my son, Landon and one for his wife, Tracy. They live in Washington and it has been VERY cold there so far this winter. I bought some gray and red yarn and was going to make one pair gray with red trim and the other red with gray trim. I got one gray slipper done and couldn't wait to see what it would look like felted so I went ahead and put it into the washer. It came out really nice and fit Tracy perfectly. I went ahead and crocheted the other one but didn't have time to wash it right away. Tracy wanted it to be finished, too, so she threw it in the washer to try and felt it. Well, we learned a good lesson in felting. Don't wash the slippers seperately if you expect them to come out the same size. So... I'm in the process of making another pair of slippers for Tracy. I'm not sure what I'll do with the other pair. Hmm... I wonder if I could find someone with one foot ALOT smaller than the other one.

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