Posts Tagged ‘September Woods Socks’

There is a section on Xanga that let’s me know where visitors to my blog are from, and what they are looking at.  Also how they found my blog.  Lately, most visitors come from google searches for?  — Crown Royal Bag Quilts!  Ever since I posted pics of a quilt made from Crown Royal bags, I’ve had visitors from all over the world.  Australia, China, Great Britain, Peru, and Romania, to name just a few, also from all over the United States.  There must be an awful lot of Crown Royal drinkers out there wondering what to do with those little purple bags.

Haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been spending a lot of time in my sewing room.  Trying to catch up on projects and brainstorming for some new ones.  Can’t post pics yet of some of the projects, but hopefully it won’t be long before I can.  Finally finished knitting the boring stockinette foot of the second Tidal Wave sock, so those are done.  Then I finished the first and cast on for the second of the September Woods socks

Other than grocery shopping and attending a funeral, I haven’t left the house in quite a while.  Starting to go a little stir crazy.  So this afternoon I’m venturing out to the quilt shop and bookstore, trying to ignore the siren call of the yarn shop, but you never know.

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That could have been my theme song yesterday.  I left the house after lunch and didn’t return home till around 6 pm, but I am now officially finished with all Christmas related shopping.  All the presents have been selected along with all the holiday food items needed, to cook for 3 different Christmas dinners. 

We are going over to my Dad’s on Saturday to celebrate with my side of the family.  Steven and Jessica are coming down Sat. also and will stay for the weekend.  Then Kerry, Jason and the boys are coming on Christmas Day.  Oops! Forgot that we are also going over to Bill’s Aunt’s house on Christmas Eve.  Lots of celebrating going on this year.

Today I will finish decorating the tree.  It’s a little bare right now.  I did string the lights and put on the garland, just haven’t hung the ornaments.  I love the tree, once it’s all decorated, just don’t like the decorating part.  Bill suggested that I just drape something over the tree after Christmas this year and put it in the closet until next year.

On the creative front, I have almost finished knitting the front of the Celtic Tote.  Then all that will be left is knitting the sides/bottom panel, assembly, then felting.  Also almost finished with the first of the September Woods socks.  The Drop Scarf – Modified Clapotis has been frogged.  I like the pattern, but wasn’t happy with the solid color yarn. It needs to be knitted using a variegated or subtly striped yarn.

On Monday, I drove to Lawton for the Skrappies Christmas party.  We had a great time visiting, eating and exchanging cookies.  I came home with 10 different varieties of very good home baked holiday cookies, along with the recipes, and a cute little book to store the recipe cards in.  The highlight of the evening was sharing a Christmas tradition of Colleen’s grandmother.  We had peppermint ice cream with chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.  

The presents aren’t wrapping themselves and the junk guest room needs straightening, so guess I better get busy.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, or that whatever holiday you are celebrating is a happy one.  I leave you with this video.  It always makes me smile.


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