Thursday, December 31, 2009


 So, a little while after You Know Who and I had fondue for two.....

The fireworks began. Well, people have actually been setting them off all week.... They began with a vengeance at about 2350. That led to this,

I am not sure we'll get him out of the tub this year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

We had a lovely Christmas Eve Older, Younger, You Know Who and I. It was spent with old and new friends. We ate, laughed, sang and watched kids open gifts.
Today was very, very laid back and quiet. I cooked a little and baked a little. The guys managed to eat most of it. I tormented them by taking this photo before dinner. I love it when they humor me.
After dinner we opened a couple gifts. Brinkley, still a puppy at heart waits every year for what his gramma sends him. He shared with the guys, then got down to business....

This is what getting down to business looks like.
I am afraid that the ginger bread man has indeed been caught and chewed to smithereens. It got a lot uglier than this. I almost couldn't look.

I gifted myself with starting another project. I've been wanting to do these for quite awhile.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A little bit of what we did

On my trip out to see my daughter and son-in-law I took along a few projects. Some had already been started, some I never got to. I can't stand not being able to make something if I want to. I had such a wonderful time with Jess and Uber. We didn't take a lot of pictures, too busy just having fun. Even went to see Colby Caillet one night! Did we take a good camera with us? NOPE. It was fun and we have the memories.

I'd started this zig zag mini a long time ago but never got around to binding it. This was the last of the zig zag techniques that I wanted to try. I still like the half square triangles the best.

Because I don't have enough unfinished stuff around, I decided to try knitting. I am so inspired by my sister's stuff. Even it I can just make dish rags like hers I will be happy.

The "Uptown Coat" I made for Jessica.

This is a dress I made for her while I was there. It is the Socialite Dress from the pattern by Anna Maria Horner. I used linen that she picked out. It is a cute pattern and an easy to wear dress.

A hat for someone, Jess is just modeling it for me.
These two items are presents from my mom. She made them both. I think she did an awesome job. The painting was inspired by some paintings she and I saw in Venice. I think it's just yummy! There are tiny crystals on it that don't show up well in this photo.
We made tiny books. Jess was wanting a small item to put in her customers boxes when she sells something. They were fun to make. It looked like a sweat shop for awhile.

Though it rained for almost the entire time I was at her house, it was 80 when I left and came home to 27. If you expand this photo you can see some perfect snow flakes.
Another hat for someone, finished today.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nice Surprise!

Shells on JAX beach

Sew Mama Sew is a wonderful resource for all things sewing and crafty. They have a blog, a store, a forum, a flickr page and a facebook page, among other things. This morning I had an email asking to use my wool Uptown Coat as an example of what you can do with that pattern. They put it on their Flickr page with a link to my blog, hoping to inspire people to purchase the pattern from their store.

Needless to say I am thrilled. It was a nice thing to have happen after a very, very long trip back home. A trip that went way too quickly. Separating me from people that I love so much.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Where did November go?

Sorry for the absence. I've been  overwhelmed busy. We've had a few things going on at the shop. My cat is really ill. I am leaving this mornig to see my baby girl. I am trying to throw up a few photos of some of my favorite things. These are  in no particular order. Mostly around Stuttgart and the Christmas markets. I do love the markets. I think there may be a crafty photo in here too......