Thursday, December 27, 2007

It Sure Is A Good Thing!!!!

Christmas Eve Emma Belle informed me that even if you aren't good, Santa will still bring you toys. You just have to believe. It sure is a good thing or I may not have gotten anything. :)

My Sara and myself with our matching skirts. :)

We had a wonderful holiday. Hope you did as well. We always go up home, 2 hours away, every Christmas Eve and stay until Christmas evening. Christmas Eve evening is usually spent at my Mother's house. Lot's of good food and company with my half-sisters and step-sister and their spouses and children. After leaving there we always go to my aunt that raised me house, Nanny. We have done this since the children were little. She couldn't have children so myself and my sister, whom she also raised, and my children all like hers. And when the children were small we didn't have a lot of money so she was the main Santa. Which she loved. We owe her a lot.

It is always crazy at Nanny's. But particularly when you have all mine there. Since they have all gotten to be adults the last gift the boys and David get to open is a Nerf gun of some sort. It is at this point that all sane people run for cover. They have more fun with this than I think they would have as children.

My husband's mother usual comes over to Nans for a bit on Christmas Day. We had such a lovely time, as we always do, visiting with her. I'll have to post a picture sometime, she is going to be 80 this coming year and is one of the most gorgeous women. And it is all natural, no plastic surgery or face lifts for her.

I received some awesome gifts. Money - that is always a good thing. Jammies and stuff like that. I think the most exciting thing I received other than my laptop is a flatbed scanner. Sara read on my post wishing her a happy birthday that the scanner I had was all messed up and I couldn't scan any of my non-digital pictures so she and her husband, Matthew got one for me. Isn't that wonderful?

It was so nice to get home after all the hoopla. I have taken the middle upstairs bedroom and made it into my knitting/spinning/computing room. It is so awesome!!!!! My own little haven. IGood grief, I didn't realize I had so much yarn until I started trying to get it all in the same room in a tasteful manner. The same goes for fiber. Why would I ever need to purchase more of either? I'm sure I can find a reason don't you?
I finished Sara's Canterbury Memories Scarf. It turned out beautifully. Presently, before alltheKALs start up, I am trying to get this Tomten of Aaron's finished. B - O - R - I - N - G!!!!!!

I am so looking forward starting the knitting with A Loose Knit Group. January is mittens/gloves month. I believe I'm going to make some fingerless gloves with my handspun yarn.


Opal said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. That handspun yarn is going to knit up beautifully! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Anonymous said...

I love your had spun. Canterbury is gorgeous!!


Renee said...

Thanks for the Christmas swap package Peggy. Do you have any info on the green yarn you sent? There were no tags on it.

Renee said...

I love the green color. How did you get the red, blue & yellow specks in it?

Roseann said...

Your handspun yarn is so beautiful! I am planning on some Wine and Roses mitts for January. Canterbury is very pretty, I feel your Tomten pain as I started a Snoopy sweater for my nephew. Happy New Year!

Valerie said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas!! The Canterbury Memories Scarf is beautiful. I love the color you picked out!

I can't wait to start on the gloves. I already have a pattern all picked out and I picked up the yarn too. I'm probably going to try to make two pairs for January. Grim's sister wants some too.