Getting Ready For The Holidays!
Wow, time has gotten away from me once again!
If you are here, reading this, than I want to say
thank you for not giving up on me! :-)
I'm here today, to share with you some things I've been
working on for the holidays.
I found this FREE PATTERN online to crochet these cute
I think they will make a fun addition to my Christmas
gift wrapping, don't you?
Then, I picked up the magazine you see below that has the pattern
for making these Christmas ornament cozies.
I had fun standing out in the rain to get this shot today.
…and of course,
once a girl gets started crocheting covers for stones, she
I made this yellow one for my friend, Stella.
This is my friend, Stella and her daughter Ginger.
I ask Stella if I could post this photo of the two of them.
I love this shot so much, and thought you guys would too.
Don't they look cute in their hats?
(photo credit Finfrock Photography )
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have
already seen this photo below.
This winter, I decided to do something different, and instead of
leaving our outdoor high top table and chairs to winter over in
the rain and cold, I brought it indoors!
This little corner of our bedroom has a nice view that we can now still
enjoy while staying warm and cozy from the weather!
I bought the lamp at Target and I keep a deck of cards there for a game of
Gin Rummy over a glass of wine, or it's also been a fun spot to read
the morning paper with my coffee while watching the rain!
Speaking of "watching"
I just had to share this photo of Lucy.
She's always very entertained by the squirrels and birds.
Something else I've done this year is keep some wine bottles for
colorful decoration in the garden.
It kind of helps keep the gray days colorful!
The blue is especially my favorite!
Although the leaves are gone on my Japanese Maple, I've noticed that now
it often shimmers and sparkles with raindrops!
Oh, and finally, some of you might know my friend, Linda.
She and her husband are traveling all over the USA in their RV and have now
made a stop up here in Washington!
It's been fun to see them while they are here. You can see Linda's beautiful photos
from their journey on the road on her BLOG.
So, I'm thinking I'll be back here again before Thanksgiving, but in case I let
time slip away from me again I want to wish you all a
This year my Birthday lands on Thanksgiving Day, so we're going to
spend it at one of Washington's beautiful lodges on the lake in the Olympic
National Park & Forest.
Sending all of you good wishes!
I just love those little pinecones, and the photograph of your friend and her daughter is just precious!
Soooooo glad you got to spend some time with Linda. What a wonderful adventure she is on!
i've been knitting and crocheting a lot for gifts lately-these would be great, thanks for the links :)
your scenery photos are so pretty-and what a pretty view !
I love looking at your wonderful photos, so lovely what you've been up to! And thabt photo of Stella and her daughter is so precious!
And how wonderful that you met with Linda - I follow along her journey, too!
Have a wonderful time, Becca!
LOVELY crocheted ornament cozies--looks like snowflakes. :o) What a nice addition to your bedroom with the table/chairs/lamp...So nice to have space for such things. Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving to you & your, Becca... Happy Holidays ((HUGS))
Thank you for your kind words on my last post Becca. I think I'm getting there.