Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year...

I love the whole New Year thing.  Love starting over.  Love letting go of old stuff.  Making resolutions even when I know I won't keep them.  I love thinking that I might.  I might be nicer, might lose 10 pounds, might lift weights, might write letters, might, many possibilities.  New beginnings.

Right now I am looking out at snow falling.  It is not too cold and so beautiful.  My Alex is still here on vacation and took Hannah out to play earlier.  Noah and Sofia were here for Christmas and her step dad came up in his plane (!) and flew them back to NYC.  I never did bake cookies...see?  Starting on that 10 pounds already!  The gifts given to me were beautiful and thoughtful.  I am ready to begin the new year.

Some highlights from Christmas...
 My 3 1/2 yo granddaughter, Ava at her recital in HI
Photograph taken by her father,
my son Adam, printed on metal!
( (shameless plug)

 The Tree!

 Yes...still do stockings!

I know...blurry...but here are two of my three guys,
Alex and Noah
and Sofia.

So.  January 2016.  It has been six years since my diagnosis and first surgery.  6 years.  I am grateful.  I am healthy.  I love my family and friends.  For those of you who read this blog, thank you.  

Let the New Year begin!  I'm ready!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Last Commission of the Year!

Well...I'm done.  18 potholders for a local customer.
And she wanted them for just after Christmas.
And she told me this two weeks before Christmas.
And they take about an hour to do.
OK.  Good thing I love making
potholders!  Actually it is kind of
relaxing to work at the counter
while visiting with someone and
having coffee.
So.  No more commissions
and I have scarf designs in my
head waiting.  


My Noah is home with Sofia for Christmas
and today Alex is driving home as
well.  We are having good friends
over for Christmas dinner.
I think I am finished shopping.
Just some pies to bake and the
kids have been making cookies.  Oh
did I mention that I am not eating
sweets?  Yeah.  Great timing.  So far
I have resisted.  I am fighting my primary
about statins so I am determined to
loose a few and regain control.
Don't we all love control?!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Rainbow Scarf...

Well...I look around and there is stuff everywhere, a tree that is not decorated, wrapping paper on the counter, no cookies anywhere, presents, cones of threads left over from weaving towels and  we have had weeks of dark weather, rain, warmth, no snow....So I decided to pick up the living room because all the mess was leaving me very uninspired and this is what came out of it!

A rainbow warp!  Makes me very happy!  I might get time to actually dress the loom but even if I don't I love looking at this.

 Enough warp for 2 scarves

 About 10.5 inches wide

 After weaving and washing it will probably be 9 inches

 Round and round bringing sunshine into my life!

May your holidays be joyful and full of light!