Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Who can resist an after Christmas sale...
Not I as I bought yards and yards of it.
Monday, December 30, 2013
My boss always treats me to a long Christmas break...
a much needed break I might say.
And I always look forward to having the granddaughters
here for a few days during my break.
They love to draw and do letters and numbers.
They weren't here very long before they drew this picture of grandma.
There's no mistaking my curly hair and glasses
and they always know how glad I am to see them.
After they had been here a day or so this was their interpretation of grandma...
I would say they got me right on. haha
Friday, December 27, 2013
Christmas to remember.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Our Christmas begins very early tomorrow as we head up to North Dakota...
we must have decided it's not cold enough in South Dakota right?
Santa says the coast is clear and it will be easy sailing north.
We will return Tuesday...
and head east to our son's for Christmas Day.
This book will be on the granddaughter's reading list from Grandma.
We just love that naughty David!
Merry Christmas from Knit and Pearl.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
under the Christmas tree
Someone in our family has really been enjoying der tannenbaum...
Pearl thinks it's a great place to hang out.
“O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.”
Monday, December 16, 2013
well Friday night to be exact...
we celebrated my mother's birthday.
Happy 83rd Mom!
She's slowing down some but is as spunky as ever.
I definitely get my "want to do it all" from her.
Saturday we did what every other crazy person seemed to be doing...
And guess what I brought home?
THREE more projects to get done before Christmas!
Sorry for the blurry pics...
no time to retake.
My sewing machine will not be getting anytime
to cool off this week.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
We were admiring our granddaughter's nesting Matryoshkas dolls
their Russian aunt gave them...
when I remembered this fabric I had packed somewhere in my sewing cave.
HISTORY: Matryoshkas date from 1890.
Now I know what you're thinking...
these aren't really Russian dolls are they?
It's funny how the mind works.
Oh well, I got it out anyway and went to town on it.
Aren't those little shoes adorable?
This was an all day project only because I had so much trouble
squaring up the fabric for the receiving blanket.
The bottom of the shoes are sweet too.
ps. Our thermometer is above freezing today. We sent that nasty ol' weather
to the east coast where it will really be a big deal.
Snow and cold doesn't really faze us tough Midwesterners.
It's mainly just an inconvenience to find our gloves.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Who doesn't like chickens right?
These little crocheted chicken ornaments are especially cute.
Remember these famous chickens?
The sky is falling!"
Do you know anyone like that?
Last night's meal...
We like having eggs for supper.
Do you say supper or dinner?
It's breakfast, dinner and supper here at our house.
I had to raid the granddaughter's craft box for the wiggly eyes.
Vintage looking wouldn't you say?
These chickens are great stash projects.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I've been doing a little mindless knitting
while I watch all these great Christmas movies on television.
A love story and a cabin set in the snowy woods?
I think the main character needs one of my easy cowls.
Thick yarn, big needles and a two hour movie
is all one takes.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Not a creature was stirring...
I wonder why I torture myself knitting little critters...
and I am terrified of mice??
Alright...but December 26 you are gone or I'm setting a trap!
Friday, December 6, 2013
What's your favorite Christmas decoration?
The one you've had for years and years...
...and it just isn't Christmas until you've unpacked it?
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Just for fun...
I whipped up this pair of potholders.
The way I abuse potholders?
These are far to cute to use in my kitchen.
I don't think they will look good with
spaghetti sauce on them.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The weatherman got that right...
14 degrees as I type.
Who cares...baby it's cold outside.
It was a good day to stay indoors
and knit fussy little hats for the Christmas tree.
The oven is on with scalloped potatoes
and squash for our supper.
Anything to generate a little extra heat right?
Don't go outdoors without your hat on.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I mean what else are sisters for?
Monday, December 2, 2013
I'm shipping out the last of my Dakota Maid items today.
These girl's sized ear warmers are my newest project.
The headband is knit using super chunky yarn on large needles.
The flower is crocheted.
They are very cute on girls.
What a great gift.
I know two granddaughters that are getting one.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Oh Christmas Tree...
I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely...
We shared a fantastic turkey dinner
with our son's family and his wife's parents.
Friday we moved right into Christmas.
We took the granddaughters to a Christmas tree farm
to help us cut down our tree.
I just love a live Christmas tree.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I like to knit.
Occasionally I get the urge to challenge myself
and think outside my knitting box of
dish rags and scarves.
It's difficult to count stitches and watch movies...
at the same time...
movies being my other passion.
If we had a movie theatre in town
I'm sure I would just have my very own chair.
If anyone else dared sit in it I would frown at them.
I chose two different patterns and selected fall colors.
This green one is especially cute.
I went with short sleeves because the first three sweaters I made the granddaughters
all ended up with the sleeves being too short.
It took awhile for me to figure out they have long arms.