I always have lots of yarn scraps left over from projects and a great way to use them up is to put them in an oxford punch scrappy project.
This little mat will be a great place to put hot items on since it is made of wool or a nice place for a cup of hot cocoa and a small dish of cookies!
If you have never tried oxford punch needle it is very easy to do...you just need an oxford punch needle, monks cloth, linen, or even burlap will work and yarn, wool strips, or strips of fabric, a frame such as a lip lock style quilting hoop or a gripper frame like the ones used for rug hooking, and a sharp pair of scissors.
The grandkiddo's usually spend about 2 days a week together. These cousins are almost like a brother and sister.....very protective of one another and love to share pizza and some time playing and watching a few cartoons! They do keep me entertained with what they can come up with :)