Carolyn.... by cat vote, Carolyn is the winner of the Christmas contest. As you can see we did it very fairly, the siamese cat Sasha, is Cheryl's and the fluff ball is Doug, Jared's cat. Carolyn, if you contact me we can decide if you want yarn that I have already dyed or if you want me to dye you some special. You decide.
After the excitement of the contest, we settled down to the business of Christmas. I was very busy making soap bags, and face cloths for Mary's mother, sisters and sisters-in-law as Christmas gifts. Julie helped me make some soap and let me buy some of her other soaps that she had made previously. So that was their gifts. I also made the Celtic Braid Socks for my mother-in-law Fran with yarn that Kelsie and I dyed this summer with the wild raspberries and some purple dye. So we were set. Or so we thought. On Monday afternoon, my mom went to a doctor's appointment where they did an EKG. It was abnormal. So they sent her to the hospital, where they kept her. Seems that she had had at least one heart attack if not more. So into the hospital she went, and stayed. She was there Christmas, and Wednesday at Holy Family hospital and then she was transferred into St. Elizabeths where they put a stent into her right cardiac artery. Now she is home and feeling much better. But with that and everyone at our house being sick it has been an interesting week. I am currently working on a chemo cap for a woman that I work with that is battling breast cancer for a 2nd time. I will post pictures when it is more done.
For Christmas I received my very own sock blockers YAH!!!. I will post pictures of them and the yarn that went with them next post. Have a great NEW YEAR!
I feel like having a contest.Read on to find out what it entails.On Saturday Mary and Cheryl put up the Christmas tree while I was at work.It is a fake one (with 4 cats it is safer) that already has lights on it.Sunday night we were all home so we had the kids decorate it.Now Cheryl has Christmas ornaments, I have ornaments and even Mary has at least one ornament so the kids had quite a few to choose from.One of our family’s traditions is that we hang a Santa bell on the tree every year and this year was no exception.Every year a different child/adult has the responsibility to put the bell on.It is a small metal bell that has been around since my mom was little.Supposedly when Santa arrives, he rings the bell.Many a child has claimed to have heard it while they were sleeping, myself included.When I grew up and moved out of my grandmother’s house, we had a small bell that we put on our Christmas tree and when my kids were born, I continued the tradition as did my sister.Now that we all live together, we use the original bell.Do you have a tradition/ritual that was started when you were little or when your parents were little that you have continued?Leave me a comment telling me a little bit about it, or post it on your blog and let me know and I will put everyone’s name into a hat and you will get a little goodie bag with some hand dyed yarn and other knitting type items. Contest ends December 21st at midnight.