The week between Christmas and New Years has always been a special time for me. The big hoop-de-do of Christmas is but a fond memory and I make it a practice not to schedule any meetings or appointments during this week. It's a time to relax, enjoy our home and each other's company and just recoup. I had one thing I needed to do - I got an order for 3 Sumi ink painted cards from a new blog friend, Gracie, from "One Saylor's Log". She lives not far from me and someday we might meet for coffee.She found the designs she liked on my card website. She wanted green bamboo, fuchsia and iris with a grasshopper. I was able to test out my new watercolor paints from M. Graham. They are made using honey so they don't dry out so much as regular watercolor paints. I was pretty pleased with it!
I finished the red and white scarf I started.. well.. I thought I'd do red all around but haven't done that.. I kind of like it like it is. The pattern is here. It's a very thick and textured pattern and easy to do. Basically you chain how long you want it and then do a single, double then triple crochet.. keep going and turn and go back doing the single on the last triple, double over the double and triple over the single.
I went swimming today and it was a big bust. The pool water looked icky.. and sure enough the pool guy arrived 20 minutes into my hour swim and closed the pool and sent us all out so he could work on it. Grrrr. The light was out in the shower room so I had to shower in the dark, too. I wish I would have stayed home. Oh well!
The weather here is full out winter-y. Raining like crazy, windy and cold. I heard a big thumpety-thump on the roof and hubby went out to see and found nothing. I just heard another big noise.. I'm sure glad we had the huge dead maple removed before winter!
Edited to add: This last noise was one of our big huge walnut trees - it blew down across Bell Road.. I've called 911 and the police are heading out. Hubby is going to try to move it with his tractor. Yikes! (The policeman helped by wrapping the tow chain around the tree parts and Dayle pulled them out of the middle of the road - I did some traffic directing and got sopping wet. I called our son to help but by the time they got here it was mostly cleaned up. Sheesh!)
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a fun New Years Eve.. and especially I hope you have a spectacular 2012!! I will enjoy getting to know you all better and look forward to making new friends from around this lovely globe we inhabit together.
*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)