Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My creative friends and family, part 1

For quite awhile I have been meaning to share photos of some of the creative crafting done by friends and family at Christmas time.  I kept forgetting to take pictures, then kept forgetting to load the pictures onto the computer.  I finally got that done yesterday, so here is a little Christmas show and tell.  Tomorrow I may share more creativity.
This beautiful Christmas tree card was made by my friend J.  The picture does not do it justice.  The tree is sparkly and glittery and the star is gem-like.

Inside the card was this snowflake J. had crocheted.  I put it on the tree in our bedroom.

Here is a closeup of redwork done by my friend Ruth ...
... and this picture shows the breadcloth that the redwork is done on.  Such a small intricate design!  I am in awe of Ruth's embroidery skills!

My daughter Joanna made these flour sack dishtowels with her kids for their grandmothers.  The manger is made from a child's footprint and the Christmas lights at the bottom are thumbprints!  They also made amazing t-shirts for the grandpas, using handprints, footprints, fingerprints and thumbprints to make themed designs.

And lastly, a beautiful, warm neck gaiter knitted by my friend J.  Isn't it a pretty color?  And the stitches she used give it such a rich look.
Hope you have enjoyed this look at some of the handcrafts I received for Christmas.  How about you?  Did you or your family give or receive any handmade gifts?


  1. What a precious dish it. I also love red work!!

  2. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Those are all so darling! Very talented indeed!

  3. Thanks, ladies! So nice to see you both here! We had a bitterly cold day and night here yesterday. Now today at 11 a.m. it is only about 4º! I'm trying to stay warm .. we have a wood furnace, and during the day it is up to me to keep it filled.

  4. Love that needlework! The neck warmer is such a pretty pattern and color. Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. Hope this cold front moves on into the Atlantic and away from you and me!

  5. Thanks for your sweet comments! Yes, I hope the cold front moves out to sea as well. It is so windy here tonight -- wind chills of minus 35º are a possibility!


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