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Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringing in the New Year!

Well, instead of the usual resolutions to lose weight, blah, blah, blah......I have been inspired by fellow bloggers...This New Year I vow to make a sincere effort to learn something new each day, to read something each day, to send words of kindness to someone each day, to eat healthier, to excercise more, to read my Bible at least 3 times a week and to thoroughly enjoy each and every day, as each day is truly a wonderful gift.

How about you? Any resolutions or plans for the New Year?

Happy New Years to my loved ones and fellow bloggers. Bring on 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Back to the calm.....

(not my pic)

Now that the rush and flurry of trying to get all of the gifts completed on time, and then the pressure of producing a fabulous meal, it is time to sit back, take a deep, cleansing breath and relax. In through the nose........out through the mouth..... I am a bit behind in getting all of the pics posted of my creations but all in good time. Thankfully it is a short work week - makes it a little hectic at work but nice to have the extra time at home.

I hope all you had a wonderful holiday and major blessings to you all in the New Year!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The day after......

What a very busy, but perfectly wonderful Christmas! We spent Christmas Eve with my sis and her family, and my mother in law. Yummy food and good company. Christmas morning we awoke to falling snow (that has not stopped yet!). It was the first white Christmas here in WNC in 20 years. We had a traditional turkey dinner that of course, provided us with plenty of the mandatory left over turkey and dressing! My youngest son proposed to his gal on Christmas morn. I wish I could have been there to see it! My baby boy, on his way to matrimony......*sigh*
All in all it was a very nice day. I hope you all had a wonderful day too, surrounded with love and joy. Happy Memories! And of course, Happy Birthday Jesus!! The best gift we could ever receive!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas memories.....

My sister found a few old pics of Christmas' when we were little girls. It brings back so many wonderful memories of the magical Christmas' that Mom always made so special for us. I miss you Mom!

Merry Christmas to all my friends and loved ones. May your holidays be filled with wonderful memories - new memories and treasured old memories!

(I'm the cute one in the front!) ;o)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

More progress!!

A nice chunky neck warmer.....Buttoned all the way up it will cover your chin/jaw and ears!

One button open it folds down into a pretty collar!

 And one more hat finished! This one is for an adult male. I love it!

Only 3 more hats to make and a few other projects and I will be finished!

We got some snow overnight so I do not plan on leaving the house (except to shovel the walk) so I should be able to get another one finished! woo hoo!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

a few decorations...

Just a quick pic of our tree and our fireplace with the lights on the mantel...I love the holidays!

Made a wonderful pot of Venison stew tonight. The house smells so good! Now I am busy working away on more gifts....I will be done - I will be done - I will be done!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Christmas gift progress...

I have been busy crocheting away (after working all day) and thought I would post pics of my progress. Here are two hats that I have finished for the Grandkids, so far....

I just love my little model. He was so patient and photogenic too!

A few more project to go. I will continue to post my progress as I go along.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Yummy Autumn Bread

Last night Hubby persuaded me to make Autumn Bread. I found the recipe on fellow blogger "Little Fists'" blog and I must say it is fantastic!!
(recipe/original post here - http://littlefistsworld.blogspot.com/2010/11/perfect-for-autumn.html)
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe Dani. He gobbled down three large slices with butter while it was still warm. It was quick and easy to make too. Definitely going to file this recipe in the "keeper" section!