Friday, August 31, 2012
Christmas Through The Year - August
Last month Carol made one Christmas project for every day of July. Go ahead. Be impressed. I was! I have trouble making one a month, but I'm hanging in there...and my box is getting full! :) But if you are looking for inspiration pop in and see her wonderful projects.
I made a Christmas Tree.
In August. That's a really big deal for a gal who staunchly adheres to the rule that 'Christmas will not make a peep until the day after Thanksgiving'. I'm not much of a rule girl, but that's one of them. I get my feathers ruffled when I walk into a Hobby Lobby in July and the aisles are filled with wreaths and ornaments and trees. I will go through great lengths to avoid that entire area if I have to go in there. Alas, I needed a star for my August gift. So last week found me standing forlornly in front of the decorations. An employee was restocking next to me and she glanced my way as I sighed. I'm sure I was a pitiful sight. She sweetly asked if she could help me. I told her I was about to break the rule. She laughed and said that she was already sick of Christmas.
It took all my strength to reach out and snag the topper that caught my eye, but I did it for the sake of the tree:
I have been stitching up three sizes of yo-yo's for some time now. I just dug into my stash and pulled greens.Now I need to make another one...for me. :)
I know I saw this idea somewhere a couple of years a go, but I have no idea where, but this was not my idea so if y'all are familiar with this and know where this idea originated, I would appreciate it if you would let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.
Cheryl and Darlene have been driving the Christmas train all year. It's a wonder they get anything else done. Cheryl gathers great tutorials so pop in and find the perfect gift to make and then hop over to Darlene's and be inspired some more to fill your own box. Others are linking up with their August projects and I need an idea for September!