I did contribute to my stash for a new project I'll be working on soon. I spent $60 on the thread packets for The Victoria Sampler Christmas Village. I have never worked with silks before, so that will be a fun new adventure!
Four year ago I started a crocheted Creche for each of my siblings (one brother and one sister) and their families. The first year I did Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. I also put together a stables with plastic canvas and felt, and made a separate baby Jesus for each of the nieces and nephews (so they wouldn't fight over him). The next year I did an angel and donkey. Last year I did the shepherds and sheep (two of each for each family). This year was the Wise Men, or the Wise Guys as I came to call them. My Mother made this nativity for us when we were younger but never got around to making the Wise Men, so I decided to make a batch for her as well! This was the hardest year by far and I am glad I did not start with the Kings or I never would have done more, they were the hardest and most time consuming of all. There is still a cow in the pattern I did not make yet, which I may do next year. The pattern did not include a camel pattern but I really want to try and figure one out to include as well.
Close up of the three King #1s
Close up of the three King #2s
Close of of the three King #3s
Here's the whole gang of nine!