I've seen a couple of things crocheted with wire recently, so I thought I would experiment with crocheting a mini wreath out of garden wire.
It's ok, but not as sweet as these mini wreaths made by my kids (ages 5 and 3) using buttons. I tied the bows for them. There's a tutorial on Martha Stewart's site.Then I knocked out some wee felt ornaments (just two pieces of felt sewn together) to fill up the tree a bit.
We might have enough to fill the tree with handmade ornaments, once the previous years' efforts are thrown on, too.
Hopefully my husband won't come home early from work tonight, as I treated myself to some mince pies and now I'm in the mood to start putting up the decorations. I might even get around to baking the Christmas Cake this weekend.
Whoa. I'm scaring myself now. This is not my usual procrastinating style. I'd better slow down before I start saying crazy things like "and then I'll write my Christmas cards so that they get to the UK on time"...
Some good news about Diego: an x-ray has shown some improvement in his lungs. The bad news is that it looks like it is illegal to have an online raffle in California, so I'm going back to the drawing board for ideas.
Translation of the day:
UK English: Mince pie = a sweet pie served at Christmas that contains mincemeat. Way back when, it used to be a spiced meat pie, containing some fruit, hence the name. These days it's just dried fruit and suet. Not a ground meat pie. Very tasty. I just had two.
I had better get going: my husband came home early. *Sigh*