God bless my elementary school teachers for making Christmas crafts such a sign of the season, and for driving home the message that Moms and Dads will always love to get homemade gifts.
I am one of the least crafty people that I know, but somehow I can’t get through Christmas without making things. Now that my hands are working again, I like to do cross-stitching. It’s weirdly relaxing and annoying at the same time. So I cross-stitched an angel that looks a little like a viking; and went to Peddler’s Mall Sunday afternoon and found a great frame for her for only $4.00 and now she’s hanging in the living room and now I am working on something else–too hard to describe.
Meanwhile over the past few days I have spent hours upon hours putting together a calendar for Mom using Lulu.com. I had read that it was easy. It might be, for some people. But I had quite a bit of difficulty working through the process and then making edits and their site seemed really, really slow. However, for under $14.00 (including shipping) I will receive a calendar made from photos I took this summer during Mom’s big birthday bash week in Wyoming. I’m a little concerned that the photos are not high enough quality to look well in print, but regardless of that, they will surely look well enough to evoke the memories of the great time we all had. I hope Mom will like it.