Merry Christmas to All

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Wishing you all health, happiness, and the Merriest of Christmas’s with your family and friends!

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Progress?

 115_1595 This is the view from our backyard – you can see the fence a the bottom of the pic, then the field.  If you look a little closer, on the left side, you can see this:

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Yup, there are definite signs of construction.  In the past week, a berm has been raised, and you can see the digger at work.  For some, this may be a sign of progress, as a new neighbourhood is built.  For me, this is a sad indication that sooner, rather than later, the field we have enjoyed the past 9 years will soon be dug up and paved over.  While I knew this was inevitable – we expected this about 5 years ago – it makes me sad.  I will miss the alfalfa, the hawks, the song sparrows, and all the little critters that called that field home.  I will certainly miss my view of the tops of the Rocky Mountains.  Somehow, rooftops cannot compete.

 On a happier note, my DD has almost totally recovered from her tonsillectomy last week, and will be returning to school tomorrow morning.  They only go for a half day on Fridays, so that will be a good way to ease back in.  The house will be very quiet again!

I have been busy knitting and finishing!  I knit a pair of socks for a trade for my good friend Cheryl – she sent me some lovely hand dyed linens, and I sent her this pair of cozy socks knit with Patons Kroy yarn:  115_1563_r1 These were knit with size 2 mm dpns.  And since my DS rarely asks for anything knitted, I had to hurry and knit this while he was still interested – a Gryffindor scarf!

 115_1570_r1 He must like it, as he has worn it to school the past two days.  Maybe it is just too cold to be without a scarf. 

I finished this gorgeous stocking for Brenda – what a beautiful piece this is!  It is big too – almost 20 inches tall and a good 12 inches across the foot part.  I hope that whoever receives this one appreciates it!

   115_1571  It really is an heirloom piece.

I have also been busy painting – each Christmas I paint wooden ornaments for my two kids, plus 3 other children we are especially close too.  This year’s edition should be called a Bling Tree, according to my DD:

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Finally, I hope you all stay as warm and cozy as Kelsey and Charming!  115_1581