Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I can remember as a kid my mother would make, what seemed like a dozen of these pies and on a Sunday afternoon we would get in the car and deliver them to various family members. What a cool memory.
This isn't Mike's favorite of my recipes so, I only make 2 and only once a year.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The pattern is the February Lady Sweater, I got it as a free Ravelry download. The sweater is worked top down on circular needles, my favorite, and should work up fast. The yarn is Cascade 220. Which actually was a gift from a friend in Connecticut, Paula.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
There are two layers of yarn you can't even see in this photo. To an addict, it is a beautiful thing!!
The two drawers in the bottom pull out to reveal velvet lined jewelry boxes. It is an incredible gift. Thank you Mike!! Thank you also for enabling my addiction. I love you for it.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Don't get me wrong my A-type personality really loves having things back in order, but it feels a little sad too. At dinner last night Haley made the comment, "It feels like Christmas was a long time ago." This morning I'm feeling the same way.
This may need to be one routine we change for next year. Will someone remind me of this then, please?
Friday, December 26, 2008
This makes me feel better about the items I made for Haley's god parents. Which will not make it to the recipients because they really aren't as good as we would have hoped for, Haley has decided on something different for them.
What a terrifice first Christmas in Virginia we had. The weather was lovely and spending time at home playing with new toys is always wonderful. We all woke this morning a little sore from playing Wii sports games, but no regrets and we are right back at it today!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Haley has chosen an entirely new project that she intends to make all on her own.
Jacob however, has decided the original bag makes for a great Jamaican hat! So in the long run it is still a recycle/reuse item.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Then for my brother Joe, (the one who protected me from biting Santa) Haley's god father, we decided on a warm winter hat. They live in Massachusetts and he should get plenty of use from it.
So, I'm off to do a little house work, help kids with school, and get back to knitting feverishly. Okay, maybe this isn't any different from most days for me!!
(I'm pretty sure Joe and Sue don't regularly read my blog so, I don't think I've ruined anything.)
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
As you can see the girls and I couldn't wait to dig into them while the men were out hunting. The box had 6 each, tangerines, red navels, navels and tangelos. They all taste soooo good!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
So, Joe if you should happen to read this blog post, Thank You! I'm thinking of you!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
He plans to wear it to church tonight, and that makes me feel real good.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Anyway, one thing that really surprised us was how hard it was to find a tree farm to cut our own tree here in Virginia. We did prevail and found a very kind man who isn't usually available during the week, but was willing to meet us to get our tree. It certainly isn't as big as we usually get, but it will serve us well I'm sure.
This morning the girls were chomping at the bit to get the decorating started. They've gotten their dad to put the lights on and are now working on getting their brother out of bed to join their fun. Our first Christmas in Virginia, is going well!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Is it because this year I have mud to fight? Maybe I should take out our decorations from the move? Maybe we should go buy and decorate a tree? Is it because it is a new house in a new state?
I'm really not a scrooge, I just sometimes feel like one, and every year find myself trying to figure out why that is.