Well, the craft show and all the knitting and sewing that went along with it is finished now. It's time to get back to Christmas gift making. As you may know, it's going to be a homemade handmade heartmade Christmas at Harvest Lane Cottage this year. I'm not planning on buying anything except perhaps a few stocking stuffers, if the Lord provides. It's rather freeing to know that I don't have to shop on Black Friday.
I am running up against one problem. My sewing machine isn't working properly. I spoke with the repairman. It is skipping stitches and isn't picking up the bobbin thread correctly. He thinks it's that the timing is off. A $60 repair. I bought a new package of needles for $4 instead. I'm going to try the new needles to see if they help. If not, well, plans will have to be changed. The $60 isn't in the budget right now. I know how to hand sew; and, I enjoy it. It's just a little to slow for all the projects I have in mind.
I'm traveling today; so, I'll be taking along a little knitting. I love how portable small knitting projects are. I hope Lowell will be driving! ~grin~
I want to encourage you all. In spite of obstacles, little or no money, broken machines, limited resources, you can enjoy this holiday season by putting your focus in the right place. Thanks Living. Advent. Jesus Christ. Loving family and friends.