Sunday, December 30, 2007

What the.....?

I realized today I have no hobbies. I have no free time, either, I am either cutting labels, sewing, cross stitching or hanging out with the kids. Sewing and cross stitching used to be hobbies, they are now a business. So, in my infinite wisdom, I thought that picking up a new hobby was a good idea. I was at the craft store tonight, they were having a I brought home some yarn, a pair of knitting needles and a how to book. It took an hour or so to get 24 relatively uniform cast on stitches. Off to figure out knit and purl.........

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's the thought that counts

Okay, so it's Christmas and I'm beyond stressed out, frazzled and busy. Who isn't? Well, we got to church last week, it's the first Sunday of Advent. The kids get to go up front to bless the wreath and light the first candle. We come home, the house is all decorated, I have the 3 purple candles and pink candles, and I think, okay, I have a fake wreath and I know I have short taper candle holders somewhere. I hunt and hunt and discover that the short taper candle holders must still be somewhere in a box in the garage (the dining room as only been packed for 2 1/2 years..let's not rush into this) so I had to improvise. It is the thought that counts, right?????

Notice the layer of dust on the one candle holder in the picture!! Like I have always said, dust is a decorating style. The black cat bottle is an empty wine bottle...and I know everyone recognizes the other 2 "candle holders".