With less house to clean and mowing and gardening to do I have begun to do more and more needlework. I am trying to rebuild a stockpile of gifts. A handmade scarf makes a great birthday or Christmas present. Maybe a matching hat to go with it or mittens.
The scarf above is my first completed knitting project. I have been learning off of you tube videos and a book I purchased.
I love this one made with super soft yarn with just a modified Half double crochet stitch.
And a couple extra pot holders and I want to crochet some scrubbies and dishcloths to match and maybe sew a couple dish towels in a coordinating color. Wouldn't that make a great housewarming or bridal shower gift.
And for those baby showers and great nephews and nieces coming along a couple of these stashed away wouldn't hurt.
I also want to start crocheting some baby hats, socks, booties and blankets for a local charity organization called Newborns In Need. They make baby items and donate to the needy, shelters and hospital neonatal wards. It is so hard to buy items for those tiny preemies that fit and they also provide burial clothes for God's littlest angels. Those tiny babies that are still born or miscarried.
As I restock my homemade gift stash I'll use those extra bits and pieces to make those tiny baby hats and booties with the leftover yarn and hoping to run across some sales on baby yarn to stock up a stash for this my newest endeavor. I also have a couple baby quilts to quilt too.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter