Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Aren't these tags cute? I'm not sure my nephews (all teenage boys) will appreciate them the way I know you all will. I found them last year as a pdf on the web. I'll keep looking to see if I can find them... and then I'll post the link.
Tonight, coach will deliver these ornaments for his players. They were so easy and fun to make. If you have any last minute bulk gifts to do...go get yourself a paint pen and some ornaments, add a bow and you're done!
We've delivered our gifts to the neighbors and we're enjoying all that Christmas brings with it. I read this morning in my quiet time how we need to take the time to give a gift to ourselves this holiday season. It's not a selfish thing to think about gifting ourselves. Perhaps you need the gift of some quiet so you can reflect on the meaning of the season. Or maybe you need the gift of a reconciled relationship, or some time with a friend. Take time for yourself these last few days before Christmas...allow yourself to be blessed. By giving yourself gifts of peace and joy, you're allowing God to bless you with His grace and you're allowing Him to take care of you. Whatever your day looks like, I hope it is a blessed one! Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here's the knitty gritty:
Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Yarn: Ella Rae Classic Worsted in hunter green (I think it's more like a loden) I used 5 1/2 skeins
Needles: used size 7 circulars and bound off with size 9
Size: 41" bust - I did 20 lace repeats on both the body and the sleeves with 6 garter ridges at the edges.
Mods: only change was the kfb increase when knitting the yoke
Saturday, December 13, 2008
- Spending time with my oldest as we traveled back and forth to a holiday tournament...she's such a great kid!
- the truth of this verse: "Lord you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us." Isaiah 26:12
- listening to all 3 kids talk in English accents as they played Narnia on X-box.
- a surprise decoration from my mom that looks great on my front step! (it's the tin sign with the candle)
- a great big chunk of knitting time...finished sweater post is coming! Check back later this week!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Do you do any advent activities for yourself or with your family? If so, share what you're doing in the comments...I'd love to hear from you.
Friday, December 5, 2008
To make your own December Daily album, just get a pack of Holiday scrapbook paper (or if you have a stash..use what you have). Mine is one of those packs that had some stickers with it from Joann's. I used this one. I used leftover cardboard, file folders, page protectors and assorted other things to make each page. Every page is different and each one has a number on it that corresponds to that date in the month of December. I decided to do a front and back for each date so I have 25 pages in my album. I might add some more after Christmas if I want to later. When I was done creating each page, I hole punched them and put them on binder rings. Kristyn found them in the embroidery section of Joann's (they're for your embroidery floss cards.) My front and back covers are heavier weight cardboard. (Almost all of the notepads in our house are now missing their back cover!) Anyways, that's it...if you create one, let me know how it goes. Enjoy your day and remember to look for the keepsakes along the way.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I'll be back soon with some projects and other things to share so be sure to check back in....for now I've got to get caught up on some things around here. The laundry pile is calling my name!!