Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Gone for the Holidays ...

I'll be back after the New Year.


May you all receive what you want most this year and enjoy it along with your family and friends. Hugs.kisses.more.hugs.

Merry Christmas everybody!
And a safe and Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Let it snow, let snow, let it snow ...

What do I see outside of that window?

While it snows outside

I open the door and look up the street ...

From my front door in Salem, MA

Across the street ...

On my street in Salem, MA across from our front door

And then down the street ...

Down the street from front door in Salem, MA
The mound of snow at the bottom of this picture in front of the fire hydrant is the roof of our car in our drive way. Looks like a lot of snow but we've had more than this before and of course this storm isn't over yet.

This is just the beginning!

So inside the door I look ...

Inside our front door

And this is where ... Rhonda and the DH

the DH and I plan to spend the day and stay cozy!

Christmas 2007 around the corner

And I'll try to get more socks knitted.
sitting and knitting mini-socks

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas knitting while it's snowing ...

That's all I'm going to do this weekend! Knit, knit, and more knitting!! (picture taken before snow)

I want to finish this sock and it's mate to be worn on Christmas day.

And of course, more of these guys ... LOTs more!

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And since we're expecting a N'oreaster this Sunday, I'll have time for dreaming about woolly sheep while I knit. (don't tell my DH tho. He's already worried I might want to buy a live one some day.)


Like my little ornament? I got him last year at Bottman Designs.
I have an ornament by Laini also. I'll show you a picture of her next time.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hard to buy for? Me?

The StitchingNut?

Am I really? PDRM2502_edited

Although, I've heard that about me on occasion, I don't know why something like that is even spoken out loud. Most people in the end seem to get me just what I like without any help from me. Except maybe the DH. But he's a man. He can't be perfect. I have to come right out and tell him what I want.

Now I really love the slippers from Holland. Not only are they comfy but also nice and warm. Not sheepy or woolly or has anything to do with the fiber arts, but the "talk of the town" in my part of the world. Different. So I absolutely love 'em! So don't get me wrong and think that I only want things that have something to do with knitting. But if someone thought I was hard to buy for ... well it's always safe to fall back on the "fiber arts" world isn't it? Wouldn't you think so? (Hey, I wouldn't turn up my nose to a gift certificate either.)

Well this past weekend I received a gift from Georgia ... my friend Sammie always knows what to get and once again she got me just the right thing ...

Thanks, Sammie!

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And since she knows I collect "pie birds" (well after all, she got me started) how could she resist this "pie vent" (can't call him a bird, LOL) to put into my collection? Does she know something about me that those other people don't know? The one who might say I'm hard to buy for that is.


Well I'm just going to ignore they said that.
They'll think of something ... I'm sure.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A day for St. Nicholas.

**See below for a link to a contest ...

December 6 -- St. Nicholas (as posted in the Farmer's Almanac)

    In Holland, everyone celebrates the Feast of Sinterklaas, or St. Nicholas, on the eve of December 6. After dinner, Dutch families hunt for presents, following clues in funny, anonymous poems. They also eat candies and cookies. The legend of St. Nicholas is, like the lives of many saints, shrouded in mystery. We know that he was a bishop during the fourth century. In many places in the United States and abroad, children still place their shoes by the window or door for St. Nicholas to fill them with presents and sweets. He is considered the patron saint of children.


Since one of my best friends is in Holland and we exchange gifts every year ... the DH and I intended to celebrate tonight. We got our package 2 days ago and it was hard to wait. So this morning we gave in and look what was in our package this year ...

Slipper Wooden Shoes! And of course Chocolate.

But the slippers aren't really made of wood, but foam. "What a hoot!" exclaimed my DH. "I love 'em!" Well we both love 'em. See?


Now for that dark yummy chocolate ...

Goes great with knitting, so it won't last long!

**Check out Kristin Nicholas' web site for a yarn giveaway contest.
Good luck!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Dust bunnies ...

are likely to be ignored around here while I try to get my Christmas knitting done! Next on my agenda is to get as many of these made as I can before December 22.

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But it hasn't stopped me from spending more money. Is that a gift for myself? Yah, I think so. Okay, I probably KNOW so. I got these from a nice little Etsy store called Textured Turtle. Thru Sock Porn Etsy Friday I saw the pin she purchased, so I went right to Textured Turtle and found a beautiful mosaic shawl pin for my new shawl from Margaret in Canada. The colors are actually lighter than what you see in the picture. But they are green, orange & turquoise.


The fibre art stick pin next to it is also from Textured Turtle. Unique!


Well it's back to work. I have more of these to make!