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Monday, December 5, 2011

No Rest in Sight

Have you seen it? Have you seen the calendar and how close it's getting to Christmas?

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,
~Comfort Food~
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~


Jill said...

Wow! You are such a talented lady. I love all of the items you made!

The snow shots are beautiful! We only had about an 1" here in MN.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a beautiful snow!
And your handiwork is just as lovely--lucky people to be on your gift list.

Cher' Shots said...

Busy, busy! Have a good weekend! Our snow is still clinging too!
'love & hugs from afar'

Muffy's Marks said...

I can almost hear the needles click-clacking away, as you knit, knit and knit. I love making things for the grands, I think about one particular child all the while I am making something for him/her. I love your work, just beautiful!

Darla said...

and a fire crackling in the fireplace! I love these photos and it's always a treasure to read of your family.

A Quiet Corner said...

Love the crocheted scarves! Love nature's bounty, including all your snow!and I LOVE FRUITCAKE! In fact, I almost bought myself one in WalMart today...and now I can't stop thinking about it!...:)JP

Farmchick said...

Beautiful work! I also love your snow pics. The last one is my favorite.

imac said...

Great shots - bont know about Christmas - must start to think tho.

jack69 said...

You sure are a smart feller fer a woman!!! Yes, your talents do not seem to be limited. You done good picking BILL LOL.
Wow, that hand made stuff is beautiful. I would think it took a month to make a pair of mittens.

I do love the winter wonderland the only thing is IT DO LOOK COLD!!
We love you guys and love to think of you up there enjoying the wonderful Family Christmas. The Grand loves and family make Christmas. Maybe one day we will get back to it.

Love you girl, we always love reading your Blog and seeing what you are up to.
Sherry & Jack

Fred Alton said...

Dar, your skills just amaze me! You are so very creative. I loved seeing the bridal bush and also wish you and it long lives of blessing as you bless others! All that canned food does give a sense of comfort no matter that the snow covers everything outside - you and yours will be cozy and warm inside.

Sunny said...

Beautiful gifts! Such lovely scarves! and just where do you get all your energy??? Must be from the good protein in that venison!

Dar said...

Thanks everyone, for your constant kindness...you keep me energized.