Monday, November 23, 2009

The Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for shopping, baking, fellowship and more. I love this time of year…the crisp cool air, the good food, hanging out with friends and family that we haven’t seen in a long time. I just love it.

It’s also a time of craft fairs! Yeah! I was in 2 craft fairs this last week. Wow! Talk about busy! It was fun though and I made some extra money for Christmas shopping. That is always good. I even had some repeat customers. I noticed that I am starting to get a following! It is really cool! A lady whom had placed a special order for a hat with me on Saturday of the previous weekend, found me yesterday at another craft fair and ordered matching wristlets for the hat she had ordered. I was honored.

I will be honest, I have started to slowly decorate for Christmas. After this Thursday, I will be able to pull out all my boxes that contain my Christmas treasures that I have collected over the years. Some are hand-me-downs and others are new that I purchased with my husband on our first Christmas. I love this time of year…the cool air, the fellowship and of course our Lord.

Well, I have some orders to finish from this last fair. I will write again and share my turkey day secrets.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My New Project

cardi coat

Here is my new project. I am really excited about this one…as I am excited about all my projects. This cute little coat is crocheted. I have already knitted a few sweaters so I figure now would be a good time to try to crochet a sweater. I finally found a cute pattern too…so that helps.

Now that the weather is finally getting a little cooler, I figured I would try to save myself some money and make some sweaters rather than buying them. I started this little beauty last night. All was going well until I came to the “short row” section of the pattern. I have googled, yahooed and even called my favorite yarn store to try and glean some hints on how to do this. They have a diagram in the pattern and according to the magazine website, they had some details on how to do a short row increase. Still, drawing a blank. I went to sleep still trying to figure out how to do the short row.  Today, I finally figured it out. It was a little difficult, but now I’ve got it and we are back on. 

So, today is the 2nd day of the project and all is progressing well. The increases are going smoothly and I hope to have this baby done by Thanksgiving.  I might wear it for dinner. Who knows.

Well, I am off to do some more work.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall is Finally Here


Fall weather has finally arrived! The trees have been changing colors, there has been 2 substantial storms, but other than that, it was about 75 or so degrees out. Yuck. It’s hard to get into the holiday spirit when it feels like spring out.

I started seeing Christmas ads on tv and thought “Wow it’s early for those…oh wait…it’s November!” Well, as of the weekend, it has been overcast in the low 60s! Yay! Fall is finally here! Thank you Jesus! I just absolutely love this weather!

I am finally getting into the holiday spirit! I have begun putting together the menu for Thanksgiving dinner and have been working even harder on preparing for the 2 craft fairs that are this month. Did I tell you that I love this weather? Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 50s! Woot! The stores are filling up with Christmas items and I am finally feeling it!

Well, off to work on some more items for the open house this weekend.