Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Good Tidings We Bring to You and Your Friends

Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house.
Scattered paper and boxes, the dirty socks of my spouse.
The stockings were flung by the new underwear.
In hopes that our mother would not give a care.
The children, were tired and begged to be fed.
While visions of a housekeeper danced in my head.
I vaguely recall papa snoring away.
I scurried about storing food from the day.
The boys were all busy hording their loot.
Legos, pirate ships and things that you shoot.
My hubby was nestled all snug in his bed.
I opted to check out my stash instead.
My stocking was filled with girl stuff you see.
Stuff that was put there especially for me.
A rare gift indeed, I did not have to share.
The Reeses Peanut Butter Trees were unwrapped with care.
I reread the certificate for scrapbooking fun.
The joy, that was bubbling, had just begun.
One, thin little gift sat under the tree.
It was from hubby, what could it be?
I tore open the paper and threw off the sash.
I clapped and I giggled, I thought it was cash.
But to my surprise! It was the best gift of all.
Knitting for me winter,spring, summer and fall.
We had a blessed holiday season. Thanks to family and friends.
Best wishes to you as your New year begins......

At the time of this post the camera was buried somewhere in the piles of wrapping paper and boxes.. Or possibly in the cushions of the couch. Not surprising to the faithful few who lurk about. I will have to post picture later... hehehehe..

Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Gifts Go On!

Well here are the last of the LAST MINUTE gifts. Just drying up the felted slippers. I hope that they are a huge hit.
I just wanted to wish the faithful few readers of my blog. A very MERRY CHRISTMAS. I hope that you new year is filled with many joyful times. I know I am looking forward to a fresh start after the HOLIDAY.
If I was the resolution type I think I would have to resolve to just be still and go to sleep. More sleep is what I truly want for Christmas.....

Monday, December 18, 2006

The Stockings Were Hung...

Here are the last of this years stockings. All sewn up. I don't like a few things on them but oh well. They are checked off the list. If they are not whole-heartedly received as they were lovingly made, then people are just not deserving of this kind of effort next year.

The Christmas tree is finally up! With decorations too. I can't believe it actually got done. This year has just not been a decking OUR halls kind of year. Sad but true.
Thanks to the crew at KNOT ANOTHER HAT for all you laughter vacations away from the " What the HE-- was I thinking project mania".

Well I will be finishing a couple more things for the next family and then I am only down to a couple must finish items the rest will be wrapped up on the needles and become January's AFTER CHRISTMAS projects. That is fine with me.. Then I will not be so overloaded and we can actually comsume a REAL MEAL. Without paper on it and veggies.. hmmmm.

Just wanted to update you all that tomorrow is the dreaded annual posing for a Christmas Photo insert in the gift cards.. ehehheehhehe.. This is always a tearfully ended event. Were I am unconsoleable and swearing I will never do it again. EVER!!!!! But some how I am sucked back in each year by the tree, my kids in the morning (after they are fed) are sooooo cute and the christmas music just mix and I have to get them around the tree for a photo.. More on that later. I must run off to sleep for a few hours and get up and do it all again tomorrow..
Merry Christmas to you faithful few.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Fa la la la la!

Pictures are FINALLY working again! My camera is still taking photos really slowly. I can't see through the screen very well either. Oh well... The stocking are completed.
I finished the sewing projects for my mom and sister's family in Hawaii. I am even going to mail them TODAY. This will be the first year in like 5 years, we've gotten stuff to them BEFORE Christmas.
The boys are about to pop with excitement about decorating. We have been the traveling Christmas decorators. Helping a few of the folks in our chruch. It has been fun but we are a little unmotivated to decorate our own home.
I am crusing along on my other holiday projects but still feel a little pressure to get them finished with the deadline approaching. I am at a loss for a few people and others just don't appreciate homemade gifts enough to INSPIRE me to whip something up for them.
Well I need to get off the computer and get on with our school day. The troops are eating and I am going to savor the quiet for a few minutes.
Hope all of you faithful few have a happy holiday week and a MERRY CHIRSTMAS..