I told you in my last post that Dayle and Teresa Kasner sent me a check for yarn to make mittens for the children. This is what I was able to buy with their gift. Each skein will make 3-4 pair of mittens. Thank you so much Dayle and Teresa. Your gift will help warm LOTS of little hands. Each skein is a different color so the children will have lots of choices.
Mandy and Brad have a sweet neighbor named Kat. She and her husband gave Piper these stuffed stand up figures while they were it taking a walk with Grandpa last week. The are called "nissers"...I think I spelled that right. The little girl has "Piper" embroidered on her foot and the little boy is "Evan". They thought it was appropriate to give them to Piper as they were downsizing their decorations. Wasn't that thoughtful? They are so cute and have lots of jingle bells on them.
Now, a study in contrasts. These geraniums are still blooming on Mandy's porch. I took this picture on Saturday.
This is our backyard today! We received 4 inches of snow yesterday, with another 4-8 predicted for this afternoon through tomorrow morning. It beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Mt. Spokane yesterday afternoon. Blurry because of the distance with my IPhone, but still pretty.
We have an artificial Christmas tree that we usually put in the living room. We very rarely spend time in the living room unless we have company and I didn't want to put the tree where we couldn't enjoy it. Most of our time is spent in the basement den where our books, television and fireplace are. Our tree was way too big for this area. Monday night we were shopping and saw this little tree for $39. It's 6 1/2 feet tall and perfect for this space. My chair is right next to the little bookcase you see on the left. The bookcase holds some of my patterns and current projects. Chloe's bed is on the right, in front of the fireplace. Last night I turned off the lights and just sat and enjoyed the tree. I think I'm going to like having a tree down here. We'll keep the bigger tree for the years that our kids come home. Do you like my granny square tree skirt? It was a lot of fun to make with graduated, pie-shaped granny's.
The star on top of the tree is the one that was on top of Dennis' parents tree from the year he was born. When we married, his Mom gave it to us and it's on top every year. It's a bit battered but we love it and it holds a lot of memories. The little nativity you see underneath it was given to me by my kindergarten Sunday school teacher 50 years ago! It holds a place of honor every year on our tree.
We thought we were going to be alone for Christmas like we were for Thanksgiving, but our best friends, Neal and Jenny are alone this year too. All three of their children will be elsewhere for the holidays too, so we're going to share our Christmas dinner together. Afterwards I'm sure we'll have a rousing game of dominoes! We are some wild and crazy people. :-).
Yesterday I baked more sugar cookies with the same recipe I used with Piper last week. We face-timed while I frosted them. I sure missed her help while rolling and cutting out the cookies. There will be a plateful tonight for Bible study. I hope everyone enjoys them.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend my friends.
"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 1 Corinnthians 13:6-7