Sunday, December 23, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas is finally coming to our house. Boxes have been brought up from the basement containing ornaments and other Christmas decorations.

The tree, set up last Saturday finally has lights and some decorations. We still have quite a ways to go with the ornaments although I'm kind of liking the economy of decoration.

Each ornament is special to me. You probably can't see it too well but there is a llama near the very bottom of the tree, a present from my MIL.

And one of the many ornaments made by my mother over the years is here.

And then there are the ornaments commemorating special events, like the trip my brother and SIL and my husband and I made with my 7 year old nephew to the Empire State Building last February. Nephew had the BEST time ever on that trip, and I'll remember it each year when I see this on my tree. (Don't tell him but he's getting one as a present too!!)

So what's been happening since my last post? Life, I guess. Let's see, in no particular order I saw the Yarn Harlot in Marlton, NJ in the fall. Here are photo: me with the Harlot, and the Skein Mavens, my SnB knitting group, in the audience, waiting for action!

I've also rededicated myself to finishing the wedding present for my daughter and SIL...the fact that they just celebrated their FOURTH wedding anniversary in October 2007 has helped me along with this rededication, to say the least! It WILL be finished for their fifth anniversary, which is cloth, I believe. It's really a beautiful quilt, if I do say so myself.

Ravely, wonderous thing that it is, has, among its many groups, a dishcloth exchange. I participated in the Thanksgiving exchange and made Gary the Gobbler and this bee hive. Cute, no?

And let me leave you with a gratuitous animal Sophie, love of my life.

I don't believe in New Year resolutions but I'm going to contradict myself this year. My resolution is going to be to blog more consistently in 2008. You know, like regularly.

Yet to come, posting about paying it forward, and my solo trip into NYC last Monday to help in the sew-up of the thousands of 4" squares for Oliver's blanket.

Wishing everyone, a warm home and hearth, family and friends, and peace of mind and heart.


amanda j said...

Merry Christmas to you too! It is certainly a lovely quilt. What is your name on Ravelry? I am amandaj - you should add me as a friend!!

jessie said...

Merry Christmas. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Anne Kenealy Lindenfeld said...

Merry, merry! We had the whole clan here for Christmas. They just walked out the door for the drive back to NJ. Was very nice -- and everyone is still ooing and ahhing over your hubbie's window installation job!

The quilt looks gorgeous!