I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy holiday.
Ours was great although our gift giving was a little different this year. We spent much less on gifts this year than in the past as I'm sure a lot of others did as well. Our reason though was not the receding economy but our own personal economy. My husband and I have decided to start living on much less than we make and pay off all of our debt. We have been following the advice of Dave Ramsey and our view of debt and spending has really changed for the better. So far this plan has been working great and learning to be more frugal has been a fun challenge.
I made several handmade gifts and now that this gift has been received I can safely share it. I crochet this prayer shawl for my Mom.
And here it is again modeled by the always lovely and always willing Carlee...
This is the largest crocheted piece that I have ever completed. It worked up much faster than I expected. I found the pattern at Lion Brand and used their Homespun yarn.
I was quite proud of this one and my Mom really loved it which made it all the better.