The end of the year is just as exciting to me as the new one will be tomorrow. I like to spend the day in thoughtful thanksgiving while cleaning out piles of clutter; cleared mind, clean house.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Christmas Eve family time-yes, the kids kindly roasted these for everyone!
Bill and I surveying the blessings of a family gathering.....
Kitties were enjoyed by many laps......
They were a bit overwhelmed by the gift frenzy but did seek shelter in nooks and crannies to watch us.
Nyki did not like the little kittens much to my disappointment but she did like a nap after playing with Mindy who was more her size.
A new pair of socks brought knitting smiles to me and my hands....there is some lanolin left in this Targhee wool I carded and spun which gave much needed healing to my hands- the difference in temperature and humidity in Georgia wreaked havoc on my skin!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I am enjoying a lot of grandkid time! Its a good thing I had a few days with them before the Uncles got here because then I am second choice!
Oh, yes, this is my birthday present from Bruce and Marsel. Yeah, fiber!
This morning while the chatter of my grown children hummed around me, I made a few of the yarn potholder loom items which I will sew together for a doll shawl for Abigail.
I hope you are having a great day, too.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I brought a beef stew for dinner when they got home.
And I took a few toys to the new 'furry' grandkids-Caleb and Kristen's new kittens, Sketch ...
They play hard and then sleep hard, too. They are adorable!
They both liked to help me knit this sock-one of several pairs I am going to make this winter for the men in the family!
Then they surprised me with my fav birthday dessert! (I have one of those on Sunday!)
Did I mention we laugh a lot when we get together?!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Blogging friend of Life Looms Large, Sue, has asked for participation in her colors of the month photo shooting.
Camellias are in bloom........,
the earliest one,
and the largest one.
.....the aloe is in bloom, too.
The East Palatka Holly is in full berry, this is a great gift to the birds in our region.
Our maples are losing their leaves, and the tall grasses are at the end of their cycle but around here, the maples will get new leaves next month and the grasses will sprout soon after.
And while this isn't in my backyard, it is the beach in December!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
site. (Scroll down until you find the how to weave with yarn on your potholder loom May 5 entry)
I had to dig out my potholder loom and try it for myself! She suggests using wool yarn instead of the loops that come with this frame.
Monday, December 14, 2009
***When my oldest son was little, he needed to categorize everyone and when he would see manual laborers-think jeans/tshirts/workboots and in cold weather, add some Carharts and he would point them out, "Look, Mom, workermans!" He outgrew the moniker but I still use the phrase. The funny part of this story is that he grew up to me a workerman himself! Right down to the Carharts!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
We had a great time afterwards, celebrating the big event with dinner and much laughter! What a great day.
As I was pulling this quilt from the machine after sewing on the binding, I was happily trimming threads and noted a snarl on the back. And...
I sent for two quilts from Quilts for Kids and this is the first kit I wanted to do. They supply all of the fabric and backing, you do the ...
Wednesday night when we came out of church the moon was perfectly framed through the tall pine trees in the woods across from where we park-...
I knuckled under and did all of the quilting on the little sheep panel quilt! It was a lot of fun to meander around all of the 'curls...