Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas is near...




:: Christmas is Near ::


Our home has been a flurry of activites. We have been making, doing, and crafting treats for everyone we will be seeing during the holidays. Over the past few years we have really embraced the idea of making homemade gifts for loved ones. I know I always love receiving something homemade and I think others do too. There is still much to be done before we travel but it is so much fun. Christmas is near and our hearts sing with so much joy for the season. 


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yarn Along

 


:: Yarn Along ::



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Joining Ginny of Small Things


 


 



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I've been kind of slacking on the knitting this past week because baking has taken over our small house. But I have made some progress. Sadly, I finished the baby heirloom sweater and after all that work, I just don't like the way it looks. I have been rather frustrated about it so I put it away for now and maybe I'll feel better about it in a few weeks. I am almost finished the Milo Sweater for my oldest gal. She wants to put in on so badly but I want to add some embellishments to it first. I have loved knitting this sweater and can't wait to start another. I decided to start work on a sweater from the pattern In Threes: A baby cardigan. Super easy and a quick knit. It won't be finished for my baby in time for Christmas but it will make a nice Epiphany gift. It's not pictured above but I am also almost finished my infinity cowl. Just in time for our trip up north. 


I am also finishing a great book, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I must recommend this book! I wasn't sure if I would like it because it seemd a little sad from the book flap but it is amazing! A haunting winter read. I think I will start re-reading the Little House on the Praire series next or maybe The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I know that is a weird choice but this time of year always reminds me reading that book in 12th grade for my literature class. I am sure what is was about that story but it really helped form my love of the classics. As far as knitting goes, I think I will work on some more cowls and neck wraps. I am building a stock for the future. We will moving here in the next year or so and I am putting little wishes of a location with a cold winter into each knit item. Upstate New York sounds nice...don't you think? We have lived there once with the Navy and I wouldn't mind that again. 


 


I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Blessings to you and yours! 



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Awaiting Christmas

 


:: Awaiting Christmas ::


After the events of last week, our hearts are left extra tender these days and my thoughts have gone out to those families who grieve. Despite a touch of sadness, our home is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Christmas. I hear little voices singing Christmas songs and little hands playing with our Nativity. Our oldest is finally beginning to understand the meaning of Christmas and she has soo many questions. We have been baking many cookies and other treats to share with family and friends.  The cards arrive in the mail each day and we hang them above our new electric stove. (We live in the south and don't need the heat but it is sure nice to look at and sit by) We'll just have to pretend until we move somewhere colder.


 A few things lie before me and I can just sit back and breathe. ahhh...


 


(Well, I won't lie and say that the sewing is done but I love sewing so it isn't really a chore) 


 



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