I love Little House on the Prairie. We have all the seasons on DVD. But this little Christmas episode is one of my favorites. They didn't have lots of money for gifts, so they all snuck around and made gifts for each other, or earned money for them doing all sorts of things. Charles built wagon wheels to sell, and made Mary's fur shawl. Laura dyed yarn to knit a scarf for her Pa. Mary worked with the local seamstress to make a shirt for her Pa. And Laura sold her horse to Nellie Olsen to buy a stove for her Ma.
Well, I don't have a horse to sell, but I'm working on some homemade gifts this year. And the first one is done:
A quilt for my little nephew. He's 20 months old, so it's plenty big enough. It's backed in chocolate Minky for extra snuggle factor. And I have extra fabric, so I'll make a couple of pillowcases and crib sheets for his toddler bed.
I am a mother of five loud, amazing, bright, crazy children and the wife of one brilliant law student. I love big quilts, good books, and thick socks. Chocolate and bread are my best friends. I'm a displaced daughter of the South, so fried chicken and coconut cake are always welcome.