Season's Greetings, my Friends! We're getting into the holiday mood around here! Dayle and our son Travis got the tree up on Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon we began decorating the tree. Caleb kept asking me all day if it was time.. and after lunch we opened the ornament box and began the fun of recognizing favorite ornaments and hanging them on the tree. My memory of this event will be this.. Caleb found a photo of himself that I framed in a pretty gilt and enamel frame and he says.. "This is a me when I had all my teeth!" :-)
Kristi helped by putting some of the higher ornaments on the tree.. Hayden and Caleb did a wonderful job of hanging ornaments on the middle of the tree.. I had a whole section to do on the left side. The boys are very careful with all the porcelain, glass and fragile baubles.
Grandpa even helped by putting our red velvet Angel on the top of the tree. Fun story about that Angel. We were shopping as a family when the kids were young and I saw this pretty tree topper Angel dressed in red velvet and lace, a porcelain face with golden hair. They were out of them, only the display model was left.. so we passed it by. Imagine my surprise when I opened a gift that Christmas and it was the beautiful angel? :-) She's been on top of the tree every year since.
Voila! Our tree is decorated and all lit up! I do have some crocheted hearts and snowflakes to add soon. And perhaps a few ornament relocated.. shhhh..
We have a little 4 person Knit-a-Long going.. this one is Dorothy's from Australia. Her blog is "Hooks 'n' Grannies". I love the purple!
Next up is Meredith's Hitchhiker scarf.. LOVE the rich red of this and the variable shades.. her blog is "Mereknits". She lives in Florida and has 3 sons and husband and a boy dog. :-) Meredith is a very fast knitter!
Here is my HH.. goodness, it's such a fine yarn! I had trouble with the circular needle when I started as the cable was always flipping around and in my way. So I found a pair of 10" vintage faux tortoise shell needles from Australia from my collection and transferred my scarf to them. When those got full I transferred over to a 12" pair that I had. I will keep going on these until I feel I might need to move onto the cables. I wonder how long until I will get to the next color? :-)
Kristi made this cute diaper "basket" for one of Travis' co-workers who is expecting his first baby - a boy. Isn't this cute? And you can use the diapers.
I thought I'd show you something neat.. one of my son's friend's daughter (age 9) wrote this story and one of my friends illustrated this coloring book. Isn't that neat? Kristi ordered 3 of them from Amazon. It's called "Doodle Duck". Click on the link if you're interested in buying one. :-)
Kristi snapped this photo of Simba enjoying his igloo bed in the sunshine. :-)
I must say, it's wintery around here! It's been near freezing for days and our infamous East Wind is blowing so it sounds like a freight train is roaring over us. But I'm going swimming today after a few days off devoted to Thanksgiving and recovering from the same. :-) Have you got any holiday decorating done? Have a super week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)