Friday, December 17, 2010


Trena's Mittens

Created from a wool sweater from the Goodwill and felted right here at the farmette.

The likelihood of these cutie patooties even fitting her are pretty slim, as all we could go by was a tape measure and a wiggly toddler!
But if not this year, then surely next. was a fun project.
Instead of sewing them right sides together, I chose to do a blanket stitch all around
That way there is no bulky seam on the inside....which may or may not bother a 2 year old, but I know it would bother me!

A sweet snowman star....

Once again this year I have kept decorations to a minimum, with the mantle, the tree, and the nativity taking center stage. A very few other little bits and bobs are lying about, but nothing overwhelming. The left knee has really been acting up and with no more insurance, this is one I will have to just live with. So I chose, once again, to keep things simple.
I will be ever so grateful when it comes time to put everything away!

This will likely be it for blogging for at least a few days.
Our daughter and her family fly in this Monday and will be staying here with us till Sunday.
There will be lots of photos taken, but more importantly, lots of precious memories being made.
We are counting the days....

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Camille said...

Oh how sweet those little gloves are Cindy!! Enjoy your time with your precious family...every day is a gift!!

So sorry about your knee. :(

May the LORD bless you this CHRISTmas with HIS peace and presence and may you know HIS guidance in the coming year. I am taking time *off* from the computer over the next two weeks...catch up with you early in 2011. :)


Lady Farmer said...

I wish I would remember to pick up things like wool sweaters (for felting and crafting) and linen skirts/jumpers and vintage sheets! There are some really neat things to be made with them ~ like your mits! So cute!
As is that pudgy snowman star!
I haven't put too many decorations out either. Just enough to know it's Christmas. The Grands will only be here overnight and they really won't notice if it's not all out!
Enjoy your time with loved ones. There never seems to be enough time with them!
Christmas Blessings!

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

The mittens look very pretty and warm - I really like the blanket stitching. Hpoe you have a very happy and blessed time with your precious ones :-)

cityfarmer said...

I want one!!

I'm bough-ing out of blogging, for a week or so, too

goatmilker said...

I love handmade mittens! They are so cute! Have a good day. Rebekah

Barbara said...

So cute, hope you have a very happy and blessed Christmas, lots of hugs Barbara

Faith said...

Beautiful, simple, sweet, and useful. I think this is the direction we all ought to going for Christmas.

May the Lord bless you and yours, especially during this sweet time together!

Much love,

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

those mittens are so pretty! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy spending it with your family.

Donna said...

Cute mittens! I am so sorry to hear that the knee is acting up. It's frustrating to go through the whole replacement procedure and then not have it right. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

CottonLady said...

Love the mittens!! sorry about your knee--I had my right one replaced this last summer and now the other one needs to be. Hopefully, your knee will settle down abit so you can enjoy the Christmas Season.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Blessings!

Wobegon Cottage said...

I just love this mitten idea..I too have a two year old grandchild, a boy and a 1 year old gradaughter..this would make a great gift for them. Thanks (Alice)

Linda Stubbs said...

Those are the sweetest little mittens I have ever seen.......and to top they are pink! Thank you for teaching us something so adorable!!!!!!

May you be so blessed this CHRISTmas!
Hugs from my farm to yours,

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI there ;) :)

OH, your Christmas star is really cute. Did you make that yourself? It's really sweet. I'll be praying for your left knee. I tore the ACL in my left knee about 8 years ago. So I sort of understand the discomfort you are experiencing. I'll be praying the pain goes away. Happy Christmas to you and your family!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Renata said...

I love those mittens - they are so sweet! I'm in awe of anyone who can knit because it's something I never learnt!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your precious family!
God bless

PS Take care of yourself - I'm praying for your knee

teenagehealthfreak said...

cute mittens!! so crafty. :)
sry about your knee. take care and Merry Christmas!!! :)