Wednesday, November 28

Pay It Forward

Found this on Barbara's Blog - Country Acres Are My Home over there on the right. So, thought I'd take the idea and have some fun. :)

Here's the deal: I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days. That is my promise. The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I've been busy trying to get some Christmas presents made. Saturday our local library is having a silent auction/bake sale, so I'm trying to get some things made for them as well. Busy, busy, busy!!

Thursday, November 22


Do you know that it's just over a month till Christmas?? Where did November go?? Yesterday it was about Nov 4th I'm sure!!

On the positive side, I have a craft sale to sell at on Saturday. Today I finished off 24 ornaments to take to hopefully sell at it. If they don't sell they'll become Christmas presents :)

I've gotten some orders for ornaments that need to be made; I'll start on the patterns for those later today.

I've also got a few presents made and/or bought, so I've got a start on the list. Really need to get busy and get more things made.

Today is quiet ... for now.

Both kids only have a half day of school. It's report card day. Both had good reports. Troy is settling into the high school quite nicely, taking part in class and doing as he is required to do. He has done a few projects even :) Katie is doing nicely, she needs to work on her reading, spelling and book report doing.

When she comes home today she'll have a friend with her. I'll take the two girls to curling at 3:00. Come home, grab some supper, and then go to the firehall for 6:00. We're getting together tonight to set up the tables for the craft sale, decorate the hall and make the soup to serve on Saturday. (we make the *best* turkey soup!). We're also going to be making sandwiches, sweets and nibbly type food for a funeral reception tomorrow - a fireman's grandmother passed away. (The day after his daughter was born)

Tomorrow evening is set up stuff to be sold on Saturday. Saturday is the sale. There are actually two craft sales in town tomorrow, and a parade at 2:00 .... so it's a good day to come to Shelburne :)

I've been knitting pelts. Have some for the sale. Made a blue one for Katie to give to a friend for her b-day present tomorrow. Have to make a green one for another friends b-day gift ... green fun fur is not available in town. She may need to settle for another color.

I'm also working on a pair of socks for someone for her Christmas present - no names because she reads my blog. I hope she'll like them. Want to knit a bunch of pocketbook slippers for SIL and her hubby for their gift - they have a new house, would be nice for their guests to have slippers to put on.

Well, enough babbling. Have a good one!

Wednesday, November 14

It's getting chilly outside

which means I want to do more knitting. Right now I'm working on socks for Christmas presents. Nothing too exciting. Just plain ol' socks.

Have knit some animal pelts. That was the "pattern of the day" for Sat/Sun in my knitting calendar. I'd post pictures, but they aren't in the computer yet. I've done a purple pelt, and a multi-colored pelt (that one went to school with Katie today). This blog has a picture of a pelt on it that she knit ... so go there and get an idea of what I'm creating. Little bits of cuteness :)

I've got a Pampered Chef party here on Saturday. We're looking at all kinds of neat baking/cooking gadgets. Then the demonstrator lady will make us a cinnamon Christmas tree to eat, and we'll make some pretzel wreaths. I'm also going to make up a meat tray. We'll have brunch. 11:00 if you are reading this and want to come.

We had our first snow on the weekend. Our fish pond has been having a thin layer of ice on it in the mornings. It's kind of neat to look at the fish through the ice. We've been told we can just leave the fish in the pond all winter, and next spring they'll still be alive. I hope everyone who told us that is right!

Tomorrow I get to work as a Library Assistant for the day. Ours school LA has to go for an appt, and I've been hired to fill in for her :) YIPPEE for me! I've been volunteering in the library for many years now, and know how to do all the things that I'll need to do. I hope it's a good day. I'll have 2 classes coming to check out books, 2 classes coming to do research, and 1 a few kids from another class coming down to work on powerpoint stuff. I'll take my knitting with me.

Have a good day!