December 2020 Crafty News

Well, it’s near the end of the year. I’m still not in a very active crafting mood. However, I thought I should make a bit of a crafty post since the last crafty one I made was way back in April.

During this month of December, My husband and I made a couple diamond dot paintings. It’s become a Christmas time tradition for us. We sit at our kitchen table, each with our own diamond dot kit. Over the course of the weekends, hours at a time, we work and enjoy sharing a pleasant relaxing craft together.
Yesterday, I transformed leftover baked ham and deviled eggs into ham salad. It’s a very easy thing to do.
I chopped up some ham,
mashed up 3 deviled eggs,
mixed them together,
and spooned the ham salad onto snack crackers.
It made a nice tasty snack and used up the rest of the leftover deviled eggs.
In November, I tried to do a bit of crocheting. Unfortunately, I had to stop because I got a very uncomfortable ache in my hands. I’m surprised that I haven’t experienced it, to this extent, before this stage in my life. When in the mood, I love crocheting, so I know I don’t want to give it up. I looked online and ordered a set of cushioned crochet hooks that are made to hopefully help ease the ache. They’re real nice.
To try my new crochet hooks out, I attempted to crochet some popcorn. I thought I’d make oodles of it and string them for garland for our tree. After crocheting only 3 popcorns, I lost interest. It’s a lot more work and requires more holiday spirit than I can muster up this year. Maybe, some day in the future, I’ll give the popcorns another try.
On a more happy note, We got a nice extra bit of cheer this Christmas when we awoke to a light snowfall. I know it’s silly, but it feels so much more jolly with snow on Christmas day.

I’m sorry I haven’t been around but very little.
I’m going to try to do better in the new year.
I pray you and your families are well and
looking forward to hopefully more positive
times to come in the new year.




6 thoughts on “December 2020 Crafty News

    • Hi Margy,
      I’d never heard of it either until a couple years ago. My sister told me about doing the paintings with her Granddaughter. I’m glad we tried it and enjoy it. It’s simple to do and relaxing once we got the hang of it. 😀

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    • Thanks Kathy,
      I really like the look of the popcorn. They’d look good strung with fake cranberries, if I hadn’t lost interest in making them. They’re fairly easy to make, not as fiddly as they look. (That’s a cool word. Thanks for sharing it. 😀 )
      Happy New year to you too! 🙂

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  1. Happy New Year! It’s lovely that you and your husband enjoy making diamond dot paintings around Christmas. They look great, as do the popcorns. (I won’t have the patience to crochet many popcorns, lol…) Hope your hands love the new crochet hooks.

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    • Thanks so much Anita,
      I’m thankful my husband enjoys the craft too. I think most couples need a hobby to share that’s calm and relaxing.
      I’m hoping my hands love the new crochet hooks too. The one new hook, I used when I made the popcorn, did quite well for me, my hands didn’t ache any.
      You’re so multi talented, I figure you could probably crochet popcorns that look good enough to eat. 😉
      Happy New Year to you too! 😀

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