This year has absolutely flown by. It feels like the year of a thousand directions. I feel like I haven’t been able to dedicate full time attention to any one thing in my life. I’m certainly not complaining. It has been a full year of trips, friends, photos, sewing, crafts, kids, sports, food, reading, boating, fishing and on and on. With the holiday card scramble full on, I decided to take a minute to find a few of my favorite photos I’ve taken this year. Enjoy!!
These are not at all my favorite photos, but this project has been years in the making. When my middle daughter was born my darling friend Kim knit her a hedgehog. She also included a hedgehog for my son. You can tell they are well loved animals. My friend Kim encouraged me that the hedgehogs were an easy knit. I was not convinced. What DID convince me to finally cave and try out the pattern was my youngest child’s incessant begging for a hedgehog of her own. I had thought to commission my friend to make a 3rd, but she went along and got pregnant with twins, thus ruining my ability to make ANY requests from her of any sort. At least this is how it works in my “If you’d like to stay friends with me” rule book. Then again, other people don’t make as good a friend as I do ;)!! I was told if one was dedicated they could finish the hedgehog in a day or two. My full dedication lasted about 3 months. It was a glorious finish.