Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Homemade Christmas

Dish cloths have been what I have lived and breathed this christmas season, I have made about 20 or so sets of 2 for friends and family! I have crocheted in the car, during movies, and juts about anywhere else between everything else. :) Oh and by the way all of these dish cloths are 100% cotten and are made of sugar and cream or peaches and cream yarn! I got the sugar and cream from michaels, but then I discovered that wallie world(a.K.A walmart) carried the peaches and cream which is the knock off brand, so I bought lots of it when I discovered this!

This is what you get when you have crocheted about 20 or so sets 2 of dish cloths for friends and family. These are only a few that I have not wrapped up yet. I still have to make about 5 more sets to send off to friends on monday as new year/late christmas gifts! I have loved making them and have gotten quite good at gauging them and having nice neat stitches. Now I will have to make something quite different next year for all my friends! No more dish cloths!! But I am glad I made them as I am sure they will enjoy them.

Here are some more projects I made for christmas gifts! I made this knitting needle case from the same pattern that I used for my crochet hook holder. It was a McCall's pattern actually, I said simplicity, but it is McCalls. Bethany my sister really likes her new knitting needles case! I knew she would love the fabric from Marie Madeline Studio! thank you Long Ladies!

I also made my sister a Bible cover as well! I made one for my mother, which I put in a previous post. I had to wait to post this until after my sister opened her gifts yesterday as she reads my blog. :) She loved the lavendar fabric. we had it in some very small scraps that were just the right size for her mini ESV Bible. I had to put it into strips and sew the strips togeather for the outside floral as the fabric was a long strip too skinny for the cover enitially. But it worked out to make the smaller strips and sew them togeather for the outside cover.

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year everyone! God bless!

In Christ,



Melanie said...

Everything is lovely, Rebecca!!

SinginginHisName said...

thanks Melanie! It was a joy to do it all! I am so glad I did! It helped me become a better crochet expert :) and a better seamstress!

Beth Ann said...

In Response to the Comment you left on my Blog:

I know what you mean, even though we may have an inward passion for the Lord, it always seems slighty difficult when it comes to sharing him with others- like using your graduation speech to honor and talk about Him, and what He has done for you. When I stop and think to myself about it, it's like- "Beth, what is your problem! How many times has the One that cares for you more than anyone could, picked you up and helped to keep you going? Why wouldn't you want to spread around the name of someone that has done so much for you, and you know others truly need?" It's at times like this when we need to call on God for courage to take a stand and to assist us in doing the right thing. Rememeber? The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak? How true! May He strengthen us both daily. :)

And you are right about the inner beauty issue- I don't know how many times I have looked in the mirror and thought the same thing. It makes sense though that God doesn't place any value on outer beauty, after all He made us all in His image and therefore loves us all the same! Mom used to say, "it's whats on the inside that counts". As a child I always felt beauty was a big help! ;) But I think I understand now. Thank you for your comment Rebecca!

SinginginHisName said...

oh thank you Beth for bringing up this issue and addressing it in a Biblical way! I think yes its very hard to dress in a way that is pleasing to God, but still making us humble knowing that the inside should be more beautiful! Yes sure thing, I really have struggled with this, as I was not a christian until almost 3 years ago, and I thought that outer beauty was so important. I had to realize that it was the inside that would make me truly beautiful! thank you so much for your blog and yours thoughts Beth! its so encouraging!