Hello and thanks for stopping by! I spent yesterday afternoon printing, cutting and folding some thank you notes to send to family and friends who were kind enough to give me a gift over the holidays. Now the fact is, I did not learn to do this from my mother. I also am not sure who sent me my first thank you note, but I do know this -- it's a very old-fashioned and nice thing to do. Buddy supervises.
In this day and age of emails and text message communication.. there is something wonderful about taking the time to perform the written word. When I began working on my Christmas cards I was kind of horrified at how out of practice I am with writing with pen and ink, my hand would cramp up! So, I am going to make an effort to write more often. I have an aunt in Tennessee, the last of my mother's siblings, and she loves to receive letters. I owe her one. Do you write thank you notes? If you've never done it, you should try it, you might like it! :-)
My blog friend Gracie hosted a knit/crochet get-together on Friday. She has such a charming and comfortable living room - I love all her collectibles. This is Taci. Gracie served us some tea and some goodies her daughters made. Betsy brought gluten/dairy free cookies that were delicious!
Gracie and her daughter - Taci taught them both how to do Continental knitting, holding the thread/yarn in the left hand. They both were using the English method, also called the Throw or American method - where you carry the thread in the right hand and have to stop and pick up the thread and carry it around the needle. Which method do you use?
Betsy brought her mittens to work on - she is making them for underprivileged children in a school in her city of Spokane. Isn't that nice? Dayle and I donated funds to buy the yarn because we think what she is doing is just wonderful.
I forgot my yarn, but no matter.. I got to hold baby Rose! And I rocked her to get her to sleep.. I enjoyed that so much.
After a nice visit I headed off to the pool. Today we're going to a board party for the Friends of Multnomah Falls at one of our board members home in Lake Oswego. She is from Texas and makes a feast of Tex-Mex food for us!
What plans do you have for New Years Eve? We will do what we always do.. stay in, drink some sparkling cider and watch the ball drop on TV. Aren't we just wild and crazy? LOL!
*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)