Every year for Christmas
for as long as I can remember
someone buys a jigsaw puzzle for my Mom.
We all check with each other
to make sure that someone has it covered.
It has to be difficult and at least 5000 pcs.
It's a given,
we all know it.
It's a tradition.
She always lets us know
when she has it completed.
This year at Christmas I was thinking to myself,
that my favorite Christmas gifts
since I was a child
were the ones that I could "make".
I'd start on Christmas day
and get right to work :)
And I thought that I would start my own tradition.
I was going to start a cross stitch project
on Dec 25th each year.
Imagine my delight when I rec'd THREE
new charts this year!
I hadn't mentioned my plans to anyone!!!
So this is the one I chose to start my new tradition.
It's called "Magic Garden Samler" by Shakespeare's Peddler.
I finished it last night
so it took me 18 evenings of stitching.
Actually a bit less because there were a few nights
that I didn't get to stitch.
I changed out the colors a bit.
I just couldn't stitch a pale purple watermelon,
or a pink snail or purple carrot.
I'm going to make this into a pillow for my living room sofa.
Do you have any crafty Christmas traditions?