Thursday, December 25, 2008

Projects for the last week of the year

I have a few things to finish up, and a few things on the list to start.
I have one mitt to finish up for our friend K, and I want to finish sewing the edging for Hank's blanket. I have three handkerchiefs to embroider for Dearest One, and some yardage to make hankies for the boys. Dearest One asked for a hat, and I will make it in Jared Flood's "Turn a Square" hat, using some lovely oatmeal wool tweed yarn and leftovers from the SWS yarns I used for the Noro fingerless mitts. I also want to start another sweater for the grandbuddy, the Supernatural Stripes by Fawn Pea. I'll use some stashed yarn in woolease--denim for the body, cream tweed and rust tweed for the stripes. I'm not sure I have enough of the denim for the body and buttonbands, so I will play that by ear. I can use the rust tweed, which I have plenty of for those parts. I could use the rust for the body, but worried that it will be too bright. The denim is much more boyish anyway. Mom and Dad have plain and traditional tastes, and I think that combination will please them more.

Merry Xmas!

Our main celebration was Christmas Eve, and was just a lovely, lovely evening. The stockings were very definitely hung by the chimney with care.



There were many lovely gifts exchanged, but the best present of all was that Dearest Daughter was asked by her Beloved to marry him. Hubby and I are thrilled beyond words at this exciting and welcome event. The two of them just glowed all evening, bless them.

Dearest Daughter's Beloved also gave her a Siamese Kitten for Xmas. She is just gorgeous and I can't wait to meet her.

Poor Pregnant One is really suffering with the Discomforts of Pregnancy. Six weeks to go. She and George snuggled on the couch--


while everyone else played dominoes (Mexican Train)




Food was great. We had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of lasagna, salad and French bread. My mom brought one of her delicious pecan pies, and we also had ice cream with seasonal toppings of peppermint candy bits, chopped up chocolate bar/peanut butter fudge and nuts. There wasn't a drop, smidge or morsel left.

My Sweet Hubby was a good helper in the kitchen as usual:



Merry Xmas everyone! Hope your holiday is a lovely one filled with peace, love and family!