Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Decorating

Ready for a visitor.

Done Decorating? well not really sure but I am off to the Airport to pick my mom up so this will be it for now. The first few pictures are of my new guest room. My youngest daughter moved out this summer so I have been working on getting it set up for company. And have had lots of fun with it! still waiting on some clearance items from Pottery Barn, but other than that I am done for now.

And a little something in the Bath too!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Baking .... DONE

Finished up with all my Christmas baking last night and took a quick shot of it but not before 6 of the bigger boxes went out the door to friends. Now for the fun part hubby and I will be delivering them. I was told that our last delivery will be to a buddy's fish house, Fun but it always makes me a little nervous to drive out on a frozen lake!
This year I made fudge, Peanut butter fudge, date nut roll. jam thumb print cookies, peanut brittle, Carmel's and chocolate Carmel's ( which really taste like a tootsie roll ) and spiced nuts that I got the recipe for from here and really liked the way they turned out the rest of the recipes were mostly old family favorites. I love to make these every year because it reminds me of those that I got the recipes from, mainly my Aunt Sally who was a wonderful cook, who passed away a few years back. I always feel like she is with me when I am making her Date Nut Roll.
I love these little boxes that I found at Walmart they are from Martha Stewart and came with ribbons, labels and little red Polk a dot tissue paper soooo cute. The wine bottle totes were some that I found on clearance last year and they go perfectly with the boxes.
Now off to do some more running!!! Have a great weekend

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Decorating

Some Holiday decorating that I have been working on. All I can say is out of all the pictures that I took, These are the only ones that I am happy with Boy you sure can get a different perspective of your home through the lens of a camera. I will be redoing some things!

For some reason I am really liking the whole bird thing this season!
thanks for Stopping

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Knitting!

I've finished with a couple more projects for friends and family. This is a pair of fingerless gloves and a fun neck warmer to go with them. I also finished up with a set of funky Amy Butler scrap fabric dish towels and a couple of cotton knitted dishcloths, I found the pattern here
fun with decorating too. Hope to get a tree today!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Did It !!

I did do it!!I finished a project that I am really proud of these mitts!! which are really " Those Mitts"I had started these a couple of times and got stuck so the other day I decided to go to the Internet for help and found Great help on UTube, and was able to get these little guys done. I found the FREE pattern here and will be making many more for Christmas as they knit up pretty quickly!
First pair will be for my son who has already stretched out this pair from wearing them ( why didn't I make them in Pink!!) he calls them " Texting gloves." I have been busy knitting and will be sharing some other projects when I get my camera out again, lots of fun. oh yeah and I finally got a chance to go to my LYS which is an hour away so not so local but its probably a good thing. Anyhow after an hour and a half of wandering the shop, looking at all the great yarn, Talking with the gal at the shop and learning lots and 70.00 spent on yarn for gifts. I was walking out the door a Happy knitter!!!

so.... right home, quick get something to eat and dive into that bag of yarn!!!