I have been in a little frump about Christmas. I usually am this time of year. Trying to get everything done for Christmas while doing everything else I usually do definitely makes me a Christmas Grump.
I decided to try to make some Christmas items to brighten my home and help to put me in the Christmas Spirit.
I made this very funny looking Christmas tree from an idea posted by The Lazy Hobby Hopper. This is a pattern from Michael's. I have to admit that I am not that great at following directions so this is my free form attempt at a Christmas Tree.
With a few decorations it doesn't look so bad. My sons thought I was a crazy woman decorating this tree.
Here it is next to my beautiful Christmas cactus. It is starting to bloom and boy is it beautiful.
As I live in Florida and we are not going to have a white Christmas so I decided to make some snowflakes to brighten my windows. You all know this pattern from Lucy at Attic 24. For the life of me my link did not work with the crochet snowflake, hope you can find the pattern somewhere on her blog. I am sure there are many more snowflake patterns out there in blog land to make if you can't find this one.
I have them in my family room and kitchen windows and love to see them spinning gently in the breeze.
I have made a whole bunch, they are fast and fun. I am making four more for coasters for an extra present for a friend.
And a very special thanks for all your lovely friendship comments in my last post. You all mean so much to me.
And a very, very, very special thanks to two very special blog friends for giving me the Liebster Blog Award. I am just so touched that you would think that I am worthy. Mary Margaret at The Worry Bird and Liz at Crochet in Color. Mary Margaret is going through a fascinating journey, please head over to wish her well. Liz makes these unbelievable crochet projects, you will be amazed at her gift. I love awards but I have such a hard time deciding who should get one. I love all of you so much so I am giving one to everyone who visits Mereknits. You all brighten my day and I am thankful for all of you.