Spent a lot of time this year making presents - here are a few that went to some close family members. I have to say each of these was my favorite when I was working on it.
Antique redwork embroidery made this old-fashioned-looking lap quilt.
I stockpiled fabric with a tea theme for several years to be able to make this one!
A whole bunch of Christmas fabrics went into this one
And this one, which uses some darker holiday-themed fabrics. Finally, I made this one
for the person who's something of an elegant minimalist... but I wasn't done. There were still Bill's red socks to knit - I took them everywhere and added a stitch or a round whenever I had a few spare moments; and then, needing some quick small gifts to go into holiday cards, I made these extremely simple bookmarks
by crocheting a chain onto a charm with doubled-size 10 thread, then finishing the chain with a tassel. Folded into a holiday card, I gave them to people in my newest bone-builders class. It was fun to see who picked which!
New Year's resolutions - and I'm starting already, because having resolved, I see no reason to wait - I'm going through my studio, paring down. Having a few quilts planned for the winter, I thought it was time to get a bit more organized, so when the recipient of the redwork quilt offered to help me sort, I spent a day going through quilting fabric. She took home a little, and another box worth was slated for giveaway. So there's just a bit less to deal with as I begin winter projects!