Let me entertain you
It's a good thing that I didn't finish my mitten last night. If I had, I'd have wanted to take a picture. I wanted to take a picture as it was -- well into the decreases at the tip -- but DH took the camera yesterday and didn't bring it back! He is really, really lucky that I didn't have an FO. That mitten just thrills me to no end; I can't believe I'm doing it.
So let me entertain you with ornaments. Fat Santa is cross-stitched on perforated paper and has seed bead buttons on his very cute coat, and jingle bells dangling from each hand. I always liked perforated paper (especially for ornaments -- stitch, cut, make a loop and yer done) and have a couple of very old, framed mottos stitched on perf paper hanging in the living room.
I wouldn't be a very good pansy collector if I didn't have a pansy ornament, now would I? This is one of two and it is very, very lightweight glass. The other one has real pansy flowers decoupaged onto a gold painted ball. Cool.
And this is one of three Santas that my sister made -- one for each kid. (Sorry for the dark pic.) Isn't he adorable? His face is an upside-down wooden heart. Each has a different fabric for the hat, but they all have that stiff, curly beard, and they're big! That girl comes up with the greatest projects and always does a very fine job.
Still not a single present wrapped and I haven't baked anything, but I think I polished off the shopping last night in only three stops! I also went to the library and came home with Ray Romano Live at Carnegie Hall and Amy's Answering Machine -- they will join Steve Martin in entertaining me while I do the Santa duties on Christmas Eve.