There's something special about gifts that are very usable especially in the craft room.
Pleasant reminders of those who know and appreciate our creative pursuits.
My new cutting mat came from the Old People, okay so I put an order in a few months back and they remembered.
(Normal really, given the mother brought my first cutting mat and cutter back in the '80's)
My current sock knitting obsession got a good dose of inspiration in this book from J's mum.
Lots of interesting designs in here, as well as useful information.
(If only I can stop drooling and decide which one to start first!)
And she included one of her pretty decorations, unfortunately the reindeer lost his head in my pic.
The gorgeous bracelet came from SJ and while she didn't make it, it is handmade.
Perfect in my favourite purple.
The mild temperatures and blue skies have been perfect for spending time outside, I've been out there with my knitting of course..
Hope your New Year is just perfect for you.