December! Intro

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I can’t believe it is December!!! Halloween was ages ago! So crazy how it all just flew by, but it really is December and I’m ready to belatedly introduce the December issue I’ll be using. 

I used a random number generator to pick a year, and the found the nearest year I had, which in this case was 1948. 


This is the oldest issue currently in my collection. It’s the same standard size but it’s thin compared to other issues I’ve used. Once opening it you can see it’s still high on content, though no gardening section or many recipes, but has very few ads. Such a contrast from today’s magazines that are page after page of ads. 

There are some really cute projects in here! I’m hoping to make the panholder,

the crochet flowers


the Man’s scarf, which is already on the needles,


And the Games That Can be Made at Home.


There’s only one recipe this month, for punch, which I’ll try to make if the opportunity arises, and this issue features a section only found in the earliest issues “What Clubs are Doing,” which I hope to share with you. I also hope to have some time to finish projects from previous issues that aren’t done yet. 

There is an article several pages long about metal craft, but I don’t know if I have the time or tools to give it a try. 

And of the few ads this one was one of my favorites:


I wonder if I’ve ever stumbled along some old thread and infact been holding “war surplus nylon thread?” 

Thanks for reading and sticking around! As always I love to hear your comments, Workbasket related stories, if you’ve ever made a project from this issue, or if maybe you want to, just tell me in the comments below. 

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