Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let the Fun Begin!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, those of us who are excited for Christmas can really let our hair down. Christmas music is playing on the radio, Christmas festivities are starting up, such as Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. We went to Williamsburg and did a little shopping in support of Saturday for Small Business day and I bought these cute little guys at Scotland House Ltd.  Then we stopped by Shirley's Pewter Shop to purchase our annual pewter ornament for the Christmas tree. And also added a couple of books for holiday reading.

We 3 Sheep
Have you ever seen anything cuter! And this cute little game of Sheep Tic Tac Toe

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I have my Christmas decorations up and bringing cheer to the house. This year we have two trees, this is the first time I have used two trees, but the arrangement of our house prevents us from being able to show off the family tree, so I bought a small tree to put in the hubby's office window so that it can be seen from the street.

My trees usually have themes, the small tree is decorated with ornaments that once belonged to my grandmother and mother. The family tree is decorated with Santa's and in red and silver.

Small Tree:
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Santa on family tree:
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Special Santa's Helper:
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The knitting continues in earnest.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Post Thanksgiving Wishes

I hope everyone in the U.S. enjoyed their holiday and were able to spend it with someone they love. We had a fabulous holiday, first we had a wonderful meal prepared by many hands with my great aunt, aunt and cousins. We always have a wonderful time and we are fortunate to have many wonderful cooks in the family. Then after dinner is play time for young and old alike.

Then on Friday we drove a few hours to see my BIL and SIL. We hadn't seen my BIL in some years and it was so great to be able to see them both. We had a wonderful visit.

Today we are home and ready to join the holiday shopping craze! LOL. Let the games begin!

I am half a pedi-sock away from having two pair completed, I should have that done by tomorrow. Because tomorrow I do not plan to leave my house and get some serious knitting done.

28 days until Christmas, I can hear those knitting needles clicking away out there!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Seriously?

Is is really only 36 days until Christmas, listen I need more time people. I have four hat and scarf sets done, I need two more and two pairs of socks, and I have one of two pair of pedi socks I need on the needles! And there is Thanksgiving yet to deal with!

I did accomplish a little holiday shopping tonight so I feel better about that, but still. Okay, enough blogging. More knitting.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sometimes a simple image is all you need.




Just a couple of blue jays that stopped long enough for a photo op. while gather what they needed before a storm rolled in.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's nearly here!

Thanksgiving you ask? Yes, Thanksgiving in the U.S. is nearly here, but what I am referring to is Christmas! Only 49 more days and to some that may seem like plenty of time, but when to a knitter....,that is the blink of an eye! I have five more gifts to make! Five! I'm knitting as fast as I can, but things like work and life are getting in the way!
Not to mention the fact that I love Christmas and love to decorate and I used to wait until Thanksgiving weekend to put up all the lights and the tree, but in recent years that hasn't been enough time. I mean after cooking for Thanksgiving visiting family and friends and taking in some of the holiday festivities, it would suddenly be Christmas and not so much as an ornament would be hung in my house, so this year I have a plan!

Yes, a plan. I am going to start decorating this weekend. I have the decorations out of the attic and the tree will come down tonight. I have been playing Christmas music this morning to put me in the right frame of mind. See I personally used to hate to see Christmas items in the stores and on display before Thanksgiving and especially before Halloween, but if I am going to get it done, I have to start now. So here we go!!!!!!!