Since I haven't gone by Mom and Daddy's to take pictures of Mom's new socks and since I can't find L's new hat, I will have to satisfy you with a picture of my new craft library:
Since I love Gnomes, this is the perfect pincushion for me!
Since I love Gnomes, this is the perfect pincushion for me!
Here's our droopy tree. I've been trying for days to get a good picture, but this is the best. I opted for the 'no flash' shot. The tree is drooping because R put so many lights on it! When we finally take the tree down, those branches are probably going to spring straight up or sigh with a major sigh of relief!
L took this picture of me hiding behind appropriate fabric for the evening! CAUTION! The extra hand is Rs. She was helping. I think she likes to get her picture taken as much as I do!
Mom and Daddy will be here soon. They have spent the night with us every Christmas Eve since we've lived up here, except for the one we spent with them. We have a nice meal fixed by RL, master chef extraordinaire! He and the kids go for a ride through town to see all the lights and Mom and I have a marathon wrapping session. Daddy is the smartest of the bunch and sits in the recliner to watch television!
So, whatever you are up to tonight and tomorrow, I hope you at least get to talk to one person who loves you, that is if you don't get to see them in person. Be safe in your travels. Remember what Christmas is all about. Last but not least, please pray for our soldiers and loved ones who can't be home for Christmas....that means you - PJ and Sam!
Here is her first attempt. I have been informed that now I have to buy some fleece instead of yarn. I made the mistake of asking if I could have the yarn she currently has. Note: NEVER ask a knitter that! Although she has officially added 'spinner' to her talents, knitter is still way, way up there!
We went to the World Market the other day to buy stocking stuffers and to check out whatever else they had. While the kids went one way, RL and I went the other. I saw these ADORABLE little ornaments for 25% off. I couldn't decide which color to get....naturally I wanted both of them. I asked RL which one he liked the best. Being the sweet and smart husband that he is, he said he just couldn't decide. I asked him if maybe we should buy both of them. He agreed, maybe we should. So, maybe we did! They were only $1.99 each and that was before the discount. Aren't they cute???? I'm afraid they will have to stay out all year long. Anything that cute needs to be seen as often as possible.
Some man who was in the parade stopped and yelled, "Great hat!" I think it took her by surprise. This year she is working on a red and white striped stocking cap. At the rate she is knitting, I think she will be finished in time to wear it.
This was Ginger checking out the tree while it was still in the kitchen/dining area. Here tail wasn't quite as fluffy at this point as it was when the tree first came in.
Knitting is going on. R and I are knitting things we can't knit when the guys are here. I hope we can get finished before they get home. No biggie either way.
If you happen to think of it, and I hope you do, please say a prayer that everybody will have a safe trip to Shands, that the surgery will be a big success and that RL and L will have a safe trip home soon. Thanks
This picture looks like he is eating a store bought sock - and rightfully so! Who brought a store bought sock into this house???????
No, Cindy Styrofoamhead is not embarrassed. I just wanted to show the whole hat. I'm debating about blocking it. I know, I know....you should block everything you knit, but I don't always do that. Don't tell anybody, but it's also rare when I knit a gauge swatch. I know and I don't want to hear it. Don't judge me! I hope Sam enjoys it and it's close enough to what he wants. Hopefully he'll send pictures of him wearing it.
Also, I want to send our condolences to a family from our church in Florida. The minister, and his wife, who married RL and I just recently lost their youngest child during surgery. Charity was born almost 29 years ago with the umbilical cord around her neck and has had problems ever since. During a recent operation, a mistake was made and she died on the operating table. Please say a prayer of comfort for this family as they suffer their loss and for the days ahead while they travel to bury her in their home state.
She modeled it - a little unwillingly - actually very unwillingly. It took all morning to get that baby on her. She couldn't figure out why we were following her with a knitted article and a camera. Here she is giving us the 'devil eyes' look. But also notice how nicely the collar lays around her neck and the ribbing around her 'waist'. Also, that shade of blue is very flattering on her.
Now this picture just sums it all up. She is giving us her 'I really hate this. Please help me." look. Shortly after this was taken, she was released from her sweater bondage. We haven't seen her since. She is either upstairs hiding or doing vile things to her mother's bedroom. My money is on the latter.
So, as you can see, the possibilities of what you can do during the writer's strike are endless!
I leave you with a picture of Ginger, aka Miss Priss, in a warm spot. Lucky cat!
Be safe and have a Happy Halloween!
Since Halloween is almost here, Herman wanted his picture taken. He's kind of shy, but he knows it's his time of year. I made him a couple of years ago. You can't really tell in this picture, but he has stitches on the top of his head and on his chin. I had painted him and decided he needed something more. So, I took him out back and used the drill to make the holes for his stitches. Let me tell you - when something with eyes like that is looking at you while you drill into his plywood skull - it's almost heartbreaking! However, I think the stitches really added to his character.
Here in my messy kitchen are the tissue paper bats that R made. I think she got the idea from a Martha Stewart magazine. Of course there's all the other Halloween junk as well as my day to day junk!
Now it's time to say good-bye and to enjoy the rain and the temperatures in the 50's. BRRRRRRRR!
Here's another picture R took while we were out. The sky was truly Carolina blue.