I was reading your post about having very little for Christmas and I wanted to tell you that we have had years like this too. One thing I did when I knew it would be a lean present year was to buy little 1.00 things and wrap them and put them under the tree. Things like a new pair of gloves, chapsticks, a new coloring book and crayons, etc. That made them have lots of gifts for little money. If you started picking things up now, 1.00 a month even, you'd have alot of items by next Christmas!I'm signing up for this! We are having such a lack of funds. I need to start early, and work at it throughout the year. I started crocheting an afghan last night, this will be for a friend of mine.
Miss Thrifty - sounds like a pretty pattern - do you have a picture of it?
Nice work, it'll be a GREAT gift!!ok here is the start of it,the ripple part , then after about 5 of each colour maybe or more. that will be the length. then in between Ill start making the green tree of life skinny panels. loks similar to this but just the tree part with a simple border on each side .not the width of the dishcloth.lol