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Another Frugal Christmas Gift and the School Giving Tree

December 10th, 2013 at 07:40 pm

I always knit something for F for Christmas. I finished this little guy last night. He's made of leftover yarn (one thin, one thick - both are alpaca).

In other news, all of the ornaments on the school Giving Tree (arranged by the Fire Dept.) have been taken! I am so happy - so many more kids needed gifts on Friday that I sent out an email to all of the parents in F's class (I am room mother) and at the end of the day every ornament was taken! (The ornaments are put on the gifts as gift tags so they get matched up with the child).

9 Responses to “Another Frugal Christmas Gift and the School Giving Tree”

  1. laura Says:

    I love him. He reminds me of Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas, though maybe he isn't really an otter? We overspent yesterday on the family that my daughter's class adopted. It made my daughter happy to buy nice things, and I told her that it is up to us to share the joy. And these would make the family happy. So I was happy to hear about the all the ornaments taken at your daughter's school. Smile

  2. Buendia Says:

    Thank you! Yes, we overspent, too, and so thankful to have what we have so that we can do that for another child! I was so, so happy as well. The fire dept. comes in their truck Friday morning to collect all the gifts - the kids get to bring their gifts and put them on the truck. You're awesome - and what a great lesson for our daughters!

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Your knitting is really good! I see two sizes up there, plus the added ears, some extra work for the nose and a couple eye knots. And I assume it is free hand? not from a pattern? very talented, sell them!!

    There is a wish tree from a very important local family crisis center in a spice store I patronize. I am so sad there are too many unclaimed wish tags still. I took two.

    Also there was this editorial article in the SUnday LA Times about the post office letting everyday folks answer
    Text is letters to santa and Link is,0,5227666.story#axzz2n6pEZkTV
    letters to santa
    Please read, pass on? It is overwhelming, how do I address something like this? A couple quotes:
    "I expected letters full of misspelled words and little-kid grammar, asking for Legos and Barbies, skateboards and My Little Pony. I knew there'd be those who asked for phones or IPads or Xboxes, or other things out of my price range, but I figured I could find some little boy who still wanted a fire engine."

    "What I found were pleas from parents. A mother out of work said her family would eat, but there wouldn't be any presents. A dad wrote that his kids needed school supplies."

    "Nobody in the letters I selected asked for an Xbox, but I wish I had the money for one to send to the 11-year-old boy living in a shelter who wrote this: "Dear Santa: I want an Xbox. I ask for it every year and I never get it. I guess I have been too bad."

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    So cute! A hedgehog, right? A friend of mine said her sister was knitting one for her daughter. I really need to learn to many neat things to make.

  5. Buendia Says:

    That breaks my heart!

  6. Buendia Says:

    Yes, a hedgehog! Saw it on Ravelry - it's not hard to make, but you need to know how to use dpn's (double pointed needles). There are so many cute patterns, and a lot of them are free!

  7. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    So cute!

  8. PNW Mom Says:

    You are so very talented! I love the little hedgehog...super cute!
    One of my goals for 2014 is to learn to knit or crochet.

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    How cute!!!

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