So it is 2012. About mid December, I stepped away from the computer, other than what was necessary to do my job as a medical transcriber. No reading blogs, no writing posts. Now I'm finding it a bit hard to get back into the groove. So I'll just kind of ease into it.
I have enjoyed seeing "year in review" posts. You won't see one here. One of the things I dislike most about myself is that I'm great at starting new projects, but not so great with follow-through. There are a lot of "starts" I could show you from 2011. My goal for 2012 is to become better with the follow-through. Maybe at the end of this year I will have enough for my own "year in review" post.
What I did accomplish in December was some sewing for my grandchildren. Other than the three of them, we didn't exchange gifts with anyone else in the family. It was low-key and relaxing. My parents went to see my brother in Texas, leaving on Christmas morning. Early Christmas morning, like we picked them up at 5 a.m. to take them to the airport. So the rest of us had Christmas dinner at our favorite restaurant, which is always open on Christmas day. While we were waiting to be seated, these two kept me company, and finally consented to have their picture taken by the huge outdoor Christmas tree.
(I used a fat quarter that I scored from ebay for the back pocket)
Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang had a really cute pattern. It also made me realize that I am not a doll maker.
Charlotte loves purple, so that's what I chose for each outfit, and gave her dark hair and brown eyes.
This is the "dressed up" version. The scalloped fabric has little music notes on it, perfect because Charlotte just started taking piano lessons from my mother in fall. The dressed up version has coiled braids and a ribbon in her hair.
The "dressed down" version has braids. I even found a selvage with Charlotte's name on it.