I can't believe that we have absolutely NO SNOW! I know there are still a few days left, but the long-range forecast is not looking very white. How strange it all seems.
I also can't believe that I have not hooked a single gift this year. That is a definite first!
Knit - check. (three pairs of socks, three hats, a cowl and a scarf - and two dogs!)
Stitch and sew - check. (5 Santas and a couple of ornaments)
In fact, I am stuffing the remaining 2 Santas as I write this. And this morning, I quickly adapted the pattern to a little ornament for my brother in NB. I made it light enough to fit inside his card and he will be wending his way east today.
But no hooked ornaments, or decorations of any kind. First time since I started hooking, I think.
This morning as the stark realization hit, I sketched out a few possible mats for next year. I've had one particular design dancing through my head (with the sugar plums LOL) for a few years, and it is finally sketched out at least.
The good news is that the new challenges that presented themselves were on a new learning curve and with those behind me, I will probably start the new year with hook in hand. And perhaps by next Christmas, there will be a few new hooked treasures to share.
And - who knows - there are still 6 days left, right?????