Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I have been very lax in posting to my blog, but I have been busy knitting the shawl and a few Christmas gifts

This is my mystic water KAL I have one more clue before it's done, I am sure it will be so soft and warm, perfect for a cold evening.

I found a cool website for Christmas recipes and activities, found some yummy recipes and lots of things you can do with your children, this link will take you straight to the Northpole, how fun is that?

I received a most wonderful secret santa package from Holland yesterday, I now have my very own "Nisser" who has happily taken up residence in my gingerbread tree, I have to watch him carefully in case he eats to many sweets. According to my friend Imi these little fellows are a bit like Gnomes and can get into all types of mischief, but he sure brings a smile to my face. I also recieved a beautiful Gingerbread wallhanging, complete with sacks of flour and sugar with words and rusty tin embellishments so delightful, a piece of reproduction Dutch Chintz, several wool dolls, candy and Christmas tea, which just smells like Christmas, I do believe I have been spoiled.

If you look closely at the tree you will see a small tin horn, it's dated 1895 and was on my grandfather's first Christmas tree


Dawn said...

Oh man that shawl is gorgeous! And your decorating is wonderful! Imi sent you some wonderful things! Lucky you! I didn't do the swap this time - just way too busy!

Patti said...

Betty, your shawl is beautiful - of course! And from your own hand dyed yarn. I sure hope it is for you - I know I couldn't bear to give it away. Your Christmas decorations look perfect - of course!

This time of year it's hard to find time for blogs - both writing and reading.

KCQuilter said...

Ohmigosh, that shawl is stunning!!! You are so talented. And Imi's gifts are wonderful. I know what you mean about keeping up a blog. It gets harder and harder for me!

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