I can't stand it. I'm going to blog about one of my projects because it's not a Christmas present (just a long overdue "thank you" for my Awesome Sister Allyn) and I used only scraps to make it.
First of all, the scraps. I make a lot of stuff with Moda Dottie fabric. It's really heavy and wonderful cotton and the colors are so delightful. I LOVE IT. Love. It. The thing is, the fabric is 54" wide and I have enough scraps of it now that I could make a queen-size blanket with it. For now, I thought I'd try a table-runner:
Can't you just see this on the table for a cute tea party? Oh! Oh!! Ashley needs one for her birthday tea party next Spring!!!!! Don't you think so, Drusilla?
I've been trying to figure out why I have so much Christmas spirit this year... Not that I'm usually a humbug, but something about Christmas 2009 is warming my heart. So much so that I just used the phrase, "warming my heart." One big reason is that I made most of the presents I'm giving. We're talking about hours and hours of thinking about the people I love and creating something just for them.
Another reason is my sweet Bridget. Here she is with BFF Clara a few hours ago:
The two of them explained to me who is on the Nice List and who is on the Naughty List. They've got it all figured out. I like their version of the world.
Another reason this Christmas season seems like an upgraded version is that someone is doing the Twelve Days of Christmas for us. The first night I was embarrassed and guilt-ridden. There are so many people more deserving of a surprise gift every day for twelve days. However, last night they brought us a rotisserie chicken and some bakery rolls. Now I'm all over it. :) So, if that person reads this blog, you are warming my heart, man! Thank you. You've made me want to be nicer and listen better to what the people around me need.
Merry Christmas from The Richest Woman in Town!