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Knitting projects wip’s

  The last post I wrote, had on the “things to do” for this week. I had down to work on a batch of wip’s that are stored right next to my chair at sit at while in the living room.  I’m feeling like I’m being taken over by projects bags. Had 6 bags of started projects, most of them are very close to being completed. Laying these out you can see just much I’ve done already.  Out of the 6 items I’ve decided I’m not wanting to finish #6.  I’m just not feeling it for this shawl and I could use the yarn for another pattern           So Monday night I went ahead and frogged it. Then the Mitts #4 they were done and need to have the thread tails woven in  ✅         The weather has turned bitter cold and these will be used often in                      the near future.                              The pattern is a free one by Purl SoHo Then yesterday I was able to finish #2  Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure. The yarn is finger weight merino that I dyed in 2020. I used the skins of yellow onions. Ju
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What’s up 2022

  I had intended to write before this but a lot have happened since then.  First thing was Christmas Eve we had a water leak in the kitchen and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. So we were not able to fix it and needed to just turn the water off to the house.  We have a well and creek so we had water for the toilet and drinking. Being Christmas there was no way we were going to find a plumber let alone be able to pay what someone would want. Finally Tuesday, 4 days later we had water inside again. We were also supposed to have 2 of my daughter’s come last weekend for a late Christmas but decided to reschedule for a couple months from now. I went through emotional up and down for a week.  Have to say the house looks good.  Thank goodness I didn’t do a lot of holiday baking before hand. “The Man of the Place” birthday was the 31st. We never go out because he doesn’t like to on his birthday. The first day of the new year I was able to spend time with fellow bloggers from all p

Day 23. Just a day away

Excitement  Hard to believe Christmas is just a day away.  I wasn’t able to post last night because we had FaceTime with my daughters family. An early Christmas celebration because she has to work this weekend.     They opened their gifts and we had a good long visit.  Today was one of keeping busy. My oldest and youngest daughter will be here next week so there is a lot preparation to be done. Did get a little time working on the Piece quilt.  Doesn’t look like much right now but I can start to see the top of the symbol. Here are today and yesterday’s advents Only one day left on the calendar. Today I received a Bio Compression and a  leg sleeve. The person shown me how to use it, which I did this evening. I only need to do the right leg because that is the one which has the Lymphedema. Feels very good on my leg, a massage is what I get. This stimulates the lymphatic system in leg so is help with the fluid removal. I need to do this at least 4-5 days a week for an hour.  Lymphedema do

Day 21: It’s Winter Solstice

  Here it is the day of shortest daylight here in the northern hemisphere  One of my favorite times of year.  I like the short days. I can cozy up to a fire and read.  And that is what I did today.  I also did some knitting,  Worked on my Advent knit.  Added another mini, which makes 7 plus the grey yarn.  Slowly moving along. I’m enjoying the process very much now that I have the hang of it.  Here are the past 2 days of the Advent calendar  Again  very pretty, thinking sweater or cardigan.  Tomorrow I’ll go and get my booster and couldn’t be soon enough.  Heaven knows I will do all I can do to avoid getting the virus. That’s all we can do.  I had full intentions on sewing today but just didn’t get to it. Maybe tomorrow when I get back.  I did just fine with the first two shots so maybe I will this time also.  Till tomorrow  Kat

Day 20, Only 5 days till Christmas

4th Sunday of Advent    Christmas is just a few days away and I’ve been doing some last minute shopping and getting gifts in the mail, which has me running around.  I was again too tired to write last night.  I was able to make reusable gift bags to send my daughter’s family theirs gifts in.  It’s only a small imprint but each small bit can add up to a little bigger bit of reducing my waste.  And what a great way to use a little bit of my stash too. I did get my grandson’s Seaman’s Hat done. So cute. Here are a couple of days of Advent calendar. It’s going to a short because I don’t have much more to share.  I have plans to get some sewing on the Peace quilts which I’ll share. Till tomorrow  Kat

Day 18: My Christmas Quilts

  I said I would show you the Christmas quilts I’ve made over the years.  I never started out to have such a large collections of Christmas quilts but I’m planning on making more to have even a larger collection. I also have a few tops that need to be quilted still and my goal is to get those done next year so we can enjoy them next Christmas.  Well let’s get started…. Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson  This is a vintage top I bought on eBay, the pattern is from the 30’s product by mountain mist batting. Finished it off by hand quilting  #39 Poinsettia  You can still purchase this pattern Love my Gingerbread man quilt design by Marilyn McSpadden.  It was a Block of the month at Sager Creek in Siloam Springs AR This is an embroidered red work one. Came from a book I believe called Redwork Winter Twitterings One of my favorites next Not sure of the name, I just call it my Snowman quilt  this one was also design by Marylyn McSpadden This quilt is a string quilt that was a kit fro

Day 17, a little catching up

This kitten Tipsy is Buddy’s best friend, they are very close friends. Love this picture    I wanted to show the quilts I have out for Christmas but the day flew by without me going around taking pictures of them so I will do the tomorrow.. plus I’ll dig out the ones that I don’t have out.  But until then I just share some updates.  First of all I have made a little progress on the Seaman hat for the grandson, in fact I’ll have it done by tomorrow and need to because I have to get it in the mail  I feel I’m pushing it waiting till tomorrow to get it off  Then I haven’t done much on my advent knit Full of Minis hat but after the seaman hat is done I’ll be able to devote more time.  The other day I received these two new cookbooks, I heard nothing but good reviews and I’m looking forward to making some baked goods and vegetables dishes.  Now we’ll get caught up on the Advent  Have 3 day’s worth. They are all again are so pretty. I think they’ll all go very well together, in fact I should