We're supposed to have a lot more throughout the week and the temperatures have definitely dropped. We're in the 40's today WOOHOO, it's like being back in Idaho on a cool fall day LOL
So anyway, come on in out of the rain and let's chat, I have hot Caramel Drizzle coffee to offer and some yummy Muddy Buddies to munch on.
I'm sure you've noticed my template is different, I wanted to do something Christmasy, something I could look at every day and feel like I'm in winter wonderland. If this scene on the banner doesn't get you in the Christmas mood, I don't know what will.
So are you ready for the big day? I feel like I am still crawling behind everyone, I keep hearing "I've got all the gifts bought and wrapped, I'm done". I only wish. I think there are a few things that will be crossed off my list and left for next year, I hate having to do it but I'm not Superwoman and I can't wave a magic wand either.
A couple of you asked me for the pattern for the Petal Dishcloth I'm working on, so here it is:
Linh at A girl in Georgia made the above knitted projects, the petal dishcloth is on the right, how pretty is that? She also has the pattern for the Oak Leaf Pattern on the left, so go check out her blog.
Designed by: Hazel Schrock
Materials: 1 ball of cotton yarn, Size 8 US needles.
Instructions: Cast on 16 stitches
Row 1: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, yarn over (YO), K 10, turn and Knit back.
Row 2: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 9, turn and Knit back.
Row 3: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 8, turn and Knit back.
Row 4: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 7, turn and Knit back.
Row 5: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 6, turn and Knit back.
Row 6: Bind off 5 stitches, Knit to end of row.
Row 7: Knit across row.
Bind off next row, leaving 12 inch end. Stitch around center, pull together and join 2 sides.
Also, you can make the "petals" in different coelors by changing yarns every 7 rows.
If I haven't been to your blogs much this week, I apologize, things have been nuts around here but they'll calm down after this week, the kids last day of school is friday and then it's winter break, sleeping in, staying up late, doing puzzles and watching movies, drinking homemade hot cocoa and nibbling on sugar cookies and gingerbread men. Yes, I'm ready for the break and I'm ready to have my babies home with me all day long :)
In the meantime I need to get back on track and get this house clean, I have floors that need to be mopped and rugs to be vacuumed and meat to marinade for tonight's Bifanas (Portuguese Pork Sandwiches), I also need to go fill up my car and I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see $1.49 a gallon at the station....OH.MY.WORD, it feels like it's been 20 years since I've seen that *snicker*.........AND I need to go Christmas Shopping for the last few gifts, which brings me to a question......it's all about Stocking Stuffers.
I want to know from you all what you do and how you do it. What kind of stuff do you put in the stockings, do you go for yummy edible goodies, do you do gift cards or movie tickets, toys for the kids or are you one of the more practical gift givers filling their stockings with batteries, razors and all that kind of stuff?
I'm a bit of everything kinda gal, there's chocolates and little toys and movies and games and all sorts of things in there, but I admit there have been a year or two where during the rush, I forgot to get anything LOL So there were no Stocking Stuffers, oh well....I'm not perfect LOL
So I leave you with that question, come on in and chat with me, give me your ideas and advice, I'm sure there's plenty of us out there wondering just what to put in that stocking this year.