Have you seen it? Have you seen the calendar and how close it's getting to Christmas?
Well, NEWS FLASH~~~
To me CHRIST-MAS is every day of our lives.
We have so much to be grateful for in our daily living.
There seems to be a rush to please everyone on our list just a bit more during the Season that has Reason.
My fingers have been flying, crochet hook is hooking, knitting needles are clanking, the sewing machine is clattering, one stitch at a time.
The kitchen smells of spices for cookies and cakes.
Canning jars are still being filled and pies are being baked.
Fruitcake, since I'm the only one that treasures it, is in it's safe haven, just for me, citron excluded.
With our family Christmas coming this weekend already, there are still a few things to finish to keep the kiddles fingers and toes toasty-cozy.
Here are a few of the finished projects.
A lacy shawl-scarf to fall beautifully over a woolen peacoat.
or this duel colored scarf as soft as a feather.
for all seasons, is a tank top or t-shirt over-lace~~~
hmmm, I may hang onto this one.
beanies, string scarves and mittens,
just fun stuff for the wee ones.
While waiting for my canner to come up to temperature in the shop,
there were nature notions waiting to be turned into a winter wreath.
Ok, so it's lop-sided, but still will grace the barn.
With all the snow outside that is sure to stay,
canned venison will make plenty of stews and soups,
The weather outside is delightful
piled high on the tire swing of summer.
Dear Bill is busy playing in the winter wonderland, taking nearly 4 hours to clear out the homefront, the cabin drive and yard, and the neighbors.
He LOVES his tractor.
Each year, our Bridal Wreath shrub which was planted in 1980 when we were first married, spends the winters under a blanket of snow. May she grow very old with us.
Snow stuck to the garden fence says the snowfall was heavy at first.
Heavy enough to nearly cover the spruce cones trying to sneak a peak.
It is 3 days and nights since the snow fell and it still clings to the branches creating a picture postcards.
The powerlines connected to the house still hold a thin blanket.
With all the white out there, I never tire of this sight out my windows to the north.
Our little red barn .
I hope you enjoyed this lengthy trip up north in God's Country, as we like to call it.
Now, I really need to get back to work. With 11, yes eleven GrandLoves, I still have 5 pair of mittens and a hat to make. Toodle-do~