Somewhere around last week when I was finally done with The Clap...which I finished at Ms. Dina's...over wine, two bite cupcakes, knitting instructions and lot's of giggles and fun, she dashed out of the room to bring back piles of vintage goodness, all while making the declaration "Here you go vintage Christmas linen girl!"
(this being my official title of the evening...) (it was a very good bottle of wine)
One totally round (perfect for the outside table) and cross stitched...
One red with the most amazing branches, and green bows...and fantastic red dingle-ball trim...which I am swooning over so much that I am just dying to try to figure out how to make it into a skirt and still keep my friends and family wanting to be seen with me (I may just sleep with it under my pillow instead)
A set of fantastic napkins, with the promise of perhaps the unearthing of the matching tablecloth at some point...
And a fantastic vintage plaid poncho. Not necessarily something that I will put on the table, but it almost takes the place of the branch skirt.
For Dina, I made a set of cream merino wool knitted fingerless mittens. I made them in 2 days.
2 days...one day per hand it would seem.
After The Clap...I can whip these things out in record time...and they're fantastic! She's been wanting a pair since last year, and wouldn't you know that I bought the yarn way back then, and put it aside until just the other day?
Early Christmas presents to be sure...thank you gifts...and a bit of a good faith bribe so she would help me with my Holiday Cards...
Thank you Dina.