Monday, December 28, 2009

A very Merry Christmas

I was happy to see both my brothers home for Christmas. This is our traditional annual after church picture. I think next year things will be different with my sister-in-law having a baby in April, I am not sure they will be making the trek from NH.

After stuffed belly's and amazing gifts, our family made the drive home to Tupper for Santa's arrival.

Jack came out of his room and wanted to know where Santa was.

He was slightly cranky from the leftover croup that was lingering. But he had a busy day of going to Grandpa's and then Grandma and Grandpa's.

I have decided that it's time for Christmas to be over and have taken the decorations down. I feel that the new year will be started with a clutter free house. With lots of new toys to enjoy. By toys I mean some of the ones that I received. But that will be another blog stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

We may not have the most beautiful artificial tree, but the Big lots 70$ special four years ago holds a special place in my heart. I think this picture is priceless. The pre-light tree may have a few strands out, it leans a little and it strangly skinny and tall, but it is all we could afford four years ago. We continue to hang the tree and remember our makeshift ornaments the first year we bent the top over to fit in our apartment. Our son thinks it is beautiful and that is all that matters.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Felted beauty!

I have finally finished my first knitting project. It is a felted knitting needle wrap, for my daycare provider (who's knitting skills I drool over). The outside was just a simple all knit pattern, I then felted which was fun and exciting to keep checking the progress the yarn made in the washing machine.

I cut it to size and sewed in the lining added ribbon for closure and presto!

I am looking forward to more felting projects because I can hide my terrible knitting skills by washing it into a woolen fabric.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

long time

I have not blogged in a while, mostly because of laziness and general lack of creative things to blog about. Today my son and I decorated for Christmas. I was chuckling to myself as I pulled out a bag full of knitted nativity scene.

That's right knitted. My mother has a matching set. This set was knitted by my mother and given to my grandmother. When she passed away my mother thought that I would enjoy it. It has a special place in my house every year. Even if baby Jesus is shaped like a peanut! Tradition is tradition.