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.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
What a Great Week!
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
Merry Christmas to You!
The birth of Christ was only the beginning...
He still desires to dwell in the lives of people today, don't be like the innkeeper of long ago, excluding Him because you have no room ....
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!
We brought up a 'tunnel' for Marsel's new cat. Her and Nyki are getting along just fine and they are very entertaining to watch!
I warped up a black thread for 2 plastic bag totes and used black strapping-
wow, it sure does make the colors pop! I am going to use the black again when I am back home.
I finished knitting one of the big boy socks (our sons take after dad and this is another men's sized 15 sock!)but before I could cast on the mate,
David asked if I could make him a new pair of fingerless gloves. Of course, I cast on for them instead.
He watches me knit and likes to feed out the yarn so I can go faster!
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
Colors of December
Blogging friend of Life Looms Large, Sue, has asked for participation in her colors of the month photo shooting.
Here are the colors in my yard this week....
Well, this is on my front porch! (This is the faithful Christmas cactus that has been blooming for 18 years at least....thank you brother-in-law, Duke!)
Camellias are in bloom........,
the earliest one,
and the largest one.
.....the aloe is in bloom, too.
While the leaf fades and goes dormant, the flowers all bloom on this bride's veil plant.
The East Palatka Holly is in full berry, this is a great gift to the birds in our region.
And just in time for Christmas, a poinsettia from last year!
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.
On the path at the foot of the maple tree, is this colorful toadstool.
And while this isn't in my backyard, it is the beach in December!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
So Much Activity!
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
***Workermans Are Here!
I worked in my sewing room making a hoody for me to match the pants I had finished quite a while ago. I don't need the hoody here yet, but since we are going to Marsel's for Christmas, I need to shore up my cold weather clothes! (The fabric is fake velour....easy to wash and wear!)
***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
PS on Yesterday
We had a great time afterwards, celebrating the big event with dinner and much laughter! What a great day.
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