Holiday Crafting time!

I am not spending money on crap gifts this year that will be forgotten about a week after Christmas. I plan on hand making a lot of gifts this year.
My sisters have 3 kids between them, 2 girls and a boy. They are getting scarves.
My sisters (3 of them) are all getting aprons. My brother I am not sure yet. His girlfriend is getting a scarf.
My in-laws will be getting an afghan that is almost done. My Hand Made Gift Exchange partner is getting an apron and a quilted ornament. I’m also including an ornament in Christmas Cards this year.
My son is getting an afghan and my husband an Irish Quilt and a Vape Case with his family crest stitched on front.
My sister-in-law and her kids I am still not sure of yet, lol.
But I have most of it done already and will post pics soon, I promise!!

Today’s projects

Today, I am going to be working on some more Holiday crafting again. Hopefully I can get some actual progress done.
The first project I’m working on today is this:

I have been working on this one for a while. It’s a maroon and off white square afghan done in never-ending rounds. Four rounds of maroon, two rounds of off white.
This is going to be a gift for my in-laws for Christmas. I don’t have a goal size in mind, probably just how large my yarn supply will allow.

I also need to begin to cut and stitch the quilted tree ornaments I am going to put in my Christmas cards this year, plus start a few Jelly Roll quilts. I think I’m making Mini’s Alpha teacher a Christmas lap quilt for Christmas as well.
Also some scarves for other teachers will be worked on and some other odds and ends.

Summer into Fall

As summer fades into fall and the calendar turns another page, it is time for things to really get busy around here!
The weather may not realize summer is over, still reaching 85 degrees during the long Indian Summer here, but September marked the start of our family’s celebration season.
Most of our family birthdays fall between September and December, with all the holidays thrown in there as well.
This means I am busy with my hooks, needles, and pins! This week I hope to finish two Christmas afghans and at least one Christmas lap quilt.
I have also started a few birthday presents.
I also need to find a pattern for a six pointed star afghan for my best friend’s son’s bar mitzvah one year from now.
I will post pictures of all my projects as they are completed, I just will not say who they are for if there is a chance they will see the blog.
So, happy crafting and gifting everyone!!