Dreaming of a White Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas

In the two years I have lived in Pittsburgh, we have not had any snow for Christmas. In fact, both Christmas’ have been marked by unseasonably warm weather.

Winter is one of the things I miss the most about Michigan! The frosty snow blanketing the earth as if to tuck her in for a long winter.

This photo is a lovely reminder, especially today when I look outside and see green growing grass!

 

On Being Fearless

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway. – Taylor Swift

Eleven days before Christmas, and I am not done with my Christmas shopping OR the Christmas Gift making. But, perhaps this will help my list stop growing and start to decline! And, if that won’t work then perhaps knitting mittens will help, bonus in that Tin Can Knits has a treat today which might be just what we all need!

Is panic setting in? Perhaps, but I am determined to get things completed.

And I am up early, caffeinated, and possessing a full Netflix queue.

Christmas is not for the faint of heart, Gentle Reader.

Have a good Monday!

When You Need a Weekend from Your Weekend

When You Need a Weekend from Your Weekend

This time of year brings lots of increased activity, especially on the weekends, so normal weekend tasks go right out the window. I don’t mind the activity, but a jam-packed weekend makes  for a Monday that is more unpalatable than usual.

This weekend was one that will make Monday a challenge. All. Day. Long.

And, since most of the “regular weekend tasks” were largely ignored, I am starting today with a to-do list that is monumental. Queue the super-grande coffee with an extra dose of caffeine and some Christmas music turned up loud to get this Monday started!

But, before I jump head first in to Monday, here is all the fun that the weekend was!

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A First Birthday, Remembered

A First Birthday, Remembered

A rare photo with my dad (complete with the perpetual cigarette he always had) on my sister’s 1st Birthday! I do not remember this at all, and I would have been almost 5 years old. However, I do remember that double weave tablecloth in blue and white – almost Delft-like and most appropriate for where we lived. It is odd the things we remember!
Errors and Education

Errors and Education

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – William J. Clinton

Last week I shared that I had made several mistakes in a weaving project and my decision was to go back, fix the errors, and begin again.

Now here it is Monday and I am happy to announce that I fixed the problems – it was not easy, but it was not impossible! I made the errors because I over thought the threading pattern and the process.

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