Monday, December 28, 2009

It's Monday and I'm not at work!

So how was your Christmas? It was a lot of fun here! Crazy and funny and a magical fun day. I really enjoyed it this year. It was nice to have my little family here to celebrate it with.

There we are after we ate. Next up . . . opening gifts! Lots of fun gifts, so much wrapping paper everywhere when we were done. What a mess! And I loved every minute of it.

My daughter loved the potholder/oven mitt set I made her. I wasn't able to show this before as I wasn't sure if she reads this.

And look what she got me! It just made me laugh. I fell in love with this thing in the fall and she ended up going back to the store and buying it for me and putting it away for Christmas.

So funny to get a Halloween thing for Christmas!

It was a real fun holiday. I'm so glad I saved some of my vacation days and I have this whole week off. A whole week to do nothing! No alarm clocks, no traffic, no stress. I can spend it with my daughter while she's home on her break.

I did get some socks done before Christmas. Plymouth yarns Sockotta. Nice and comfy!

I do have another pair of socks on the needles, but they are taking forever to knit. I just haven't been in a knitting mood lately. Maybe today. It's snowing outside and there's nowhere I have to go. Maybe I'll just sit and knit.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm done!

Finally. All my gift sewing and knitting is done! Yay! My sewing machine has been working real hard lately, and it hung in there and did a great job. I'm giving it a rest for now.

I made my daughter's boyfriend a set of pillowcases. He loves to go fishing. These are a nice soft cotton flannel.

I think he'll like them.

I made my grandson a set of pillowcases. Bowling pins! He loves to go bowling with his daddy. I think he'll like these. Another nice soft cotton flannel.

I found this Bart Simpson fabric at Walmart. Couldn't resist buying it. And then decided to make my Dad some potholders with it. He does all the cooking these days, and hopefully the potholders will put a smile on his face.

Shadow looks rather mean in that photo, but she's really the sweetest cat you'd ever meet.

I have some other things that I sewed but I can't show you.

I did knit up a silly thing for my son and grandson. I made them a pickle for their Christmas tree!

I think they will get a kick out of it! It looks grey in that photo, but it's green.

My daughter will be home tomorrow for Christmas break. I'm looking forward to spending time with her and having her here for Christmas!

If I don't get a chance to post again until after Christmas, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you have a lot of fun!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Old Man Winter Has Arrived

Wow, I haven't blogged in a while. I've had a nasty sinus infection that has just whipped my butt.

Still getting ready for Christmas here. I haven't sewed very much. I did get a set of pillowcases done for my mom.

Snowmen! I love that fabric.

And I did get a curtain done for my side door. This time in a wintery/Christmasy print.

And on the other side of the door is a pinecone door hanging I made.

It's made with those cinnamon pinecones that are in the stores at this time of year. It smells so nice when I come in and out of the house.

I did get a pair of socks done that I've working on for a while. Just a plain old pattern, mindless tv knitting. I love the yarn. It has sparkles!

We've been getting ready for Christmas. My grandson had Santa's Secret Shop at his school and brought his gifts to my house to wrap. He left them here under my tree until Christmas. I smile every time I look a them. He had a grand time wrapping them and putting the tags on. They are the ones in the blue snowflake paper. It was so fun to see him getting into the spirit of Christmas.

The one on the right is for me. Kids make Christmas such a joy!