I'll just make one instead. Sure, I was already planning on making a Santa hat (and elf and reindeer hats- I have three cats and they can't ALL be Santa) but I never dreamed of including a beard. Which I will do now.
Sunday was Dollar's birthday. I spend a couple hours in the morning trying to add to the afghan. I sit on my little craft area and endure Penny staring at me:
Staring at me is one of her favorite things to do. Then she crawled into my lap and passed out.
I crocheted along, until I couldn't anymore. When I wrapped her up:
Yes, I smoothed out her whiskers so they would be pointy like that.
For Dollar's birthday dinner, I made roast beef, crab cakes, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, baked beans and garlic bread (with the last of my precious ramp butter from this past spring). We had a bunch of his family over, so it was a rather big to-do. For dessert, apple pie (before baking):
I tried out a couple new stamps on the crust. It's cute but after baking the design was pretty much lost. I'm making two more pies this week- apple and pumpkin to bring to Thanksgiving- then I think I'm done with pie for a while. I can make it in my sleep at this point. I'm all pie'd out. Well... maybe I just need to try making different pies.