Tuesday, December 30, 2008

And the sun is shining....

I'm having a lazy day today....home alone and lots of free time, so I decided to upload a few pictures! Earlier this month at work we had a Cookie Exchange. It was fun and we each took home a tray of delicious holiday cookies!

Nova Scotia weather is so unpredictable! Snow plus rain equals lots of slippery ice. That sums up most of our winter weather. Holiday travelling is always iffy. We missed one family social in St. Margaret's Bay due to weather, and now New Year's Eve is promising another mess. Last evening we had some of our local family for dinner. It was a pleasant evening!

Now some belated news on my Christmas knitting. First are the Briggs and Little Tuffy work socks I worked so hard on to have as a surprise for DH. At some point, he saw them in my knitting bag but pretended not to! Eventually I figured it out though. He never looks in my knitting bag- how did this happen? Sometime I must have made a slip, or left them out.
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Then I knit face cloths to add to a bath gift for my two SIL's. My daughter was very impressed with the Breast Cancer awareness design (I'm a survivor), and she has a birthday coming up in February...so hehe a great birthday idea!

I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton for both cloths. It makes a very soft face cloth.

On the new knitting front, I've started a sweater for my grand daughter J. She's just seven months old. As soon as I saw the pattern and yarn at a local yarn shop, Have a Yarn, I knew I had to make it. So, with Christmas knitting completed, I have a start on the back of the sweater. The yarn is Clown by Marks and Kattens. She is growing quickly, so must get this project done.

I dabble at vegetarian cooking and to my delight one of my Christmas gifts was a vegetarian cookbook. One of my New Year resolutions will definitely be to experiment with more vegetarian recipes and maybe move from a goal of 1 vegetarian main meal per week to 2.
Happy Holidays.....

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Amazingly another Christmas Day has quickly arrived and is almost over here on the south shore of wind blown Nova Scotia. In October this special date seems so far away, but it creeps up quickly. I especially enjoy the pre Christmas preps excluding the shopping of course- I'm not one who enjoys shopping. Making some gifts, baking, and a few social events are the preferred activities to get in the Christmas mood. We have enjoyed all of this, even got gifts wrapped a few days early to reduce some of the last minute stress. An activity which I have heard about, a cookie exchange was one I partook in this year. It was lots of fun and it was interesting to see the variety of goodies everyone brought to the event.
Last night we spent a pleasant time with my husband's families and enjoyed great company and a delicious lobster chowder. This evening has been pretty quiet after helping prepare a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings for about 24 of my family members at a noon meal. There didn't seem to be a need for an evening meal after all that feasting.
My Christmas knitting projects were few, but well received. Now it's time to start a new project. I have supplies for a sweater and a couple of socks. The sweater requires a pattern search but I would like to get that done quickly for a grand daughter so it can be worn during the cooler months.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

One Year!!

I certainly admire people who are able to maintain their blogs on a daily or even weekly basis. Can't believe a year has passed since I posted. Life gets in the way and posting gets a spot low on the priority list for me I guess.
I shall attempt to update a bit. Actually I've done more knitting in the past year than for quite awhile. A couple of pictures today to get started, then I'm back outside to enjoy yet another beautiful hot summer day.