Christmas Meme -- Fun!

When I read this meme at , I knew I wanted to do it too. How about you? Copy it and replace the answers, then let me know so I can read yours! Fun!

1. Wrapping Paper or Gift Bags? Wrapping Paper
2. Real or artificial? Artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? Week before Christmas
4. When do you take down the tree? Some time after New Years Day

5. Do you like Egg Nog? Nope!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Bicycle
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Always
8. Hardest person to buy for? Husband--he buys what he wants leaving little for gifting!
9. Easiest person to buy for? My friend Donna
10. Mail or email Christmas Cards? Mail

11. Favorite Christmas Movie? Don't have one.
12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Ravioli
13. White lights or coloured? Both
14. Favorite Christmas Song? O Holy Night

15. Travel or stay home at Christmas? Stay home.

16. Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer? Mebbe, mebbe not
17. Angel or Star on the top of the tree? Angel on one, a bird and nest on another

18. Open presents Christmas Eve or Morning? Christmas morning.

19. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Years when there is no snow.
20. Which looks best, theme trees or homey trees? Both.

21. Gingerbread or Sugar Cookies? Sugar cookies with frosting

Joy to the World

Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them...'Don't be afraid!' he said. 'I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!'
~ Luke 2:9-11

Christmas Blessings to you and yours!


Lux Scarf

The Alp Oriental luxury scarf is finished, so I am now trying to decide if I like it, as usual. The glistening fibers don't show in the pictures, but they do add an interesting element. The details about this project are here:

The colors are not ones I would have combined, so despite its hefty price tag, I may donate it...or...I may keep it.
Mebbe, mebbe not.


Microfiction Monday #62

So nice of you

to walk all that way

in the snow and cold.

Think I'll pass on the piglet, though.
Merry Christmas!


Alp Oriental

 While in St. Louis, I purchased this luxurious Alp Oriental yarn by Feza in #010 Wild Patty Wack. Various luxury yarns are cut in strips and knotted together to make bulky weight yarn. There's a hint of glitter, a touch of sparkle, a bit of ladder yarn, a smidge of flag amid the assortment of novelty yarns. At top left, you can see the bunch of pre-cut fringe, should the knitter regret that she had knit-up every last bit of yarn in her frenzy!

Using size 19 needles, I cast on 15 sts knitting three in garter stitch at each end and using stockinette in the mid-section. I knit a row of garter at each yarn change to give it a bit of definition. At this point, I am planning to keep this one. Since I don't keep most of my knitting/crocheting, the scarf could well end up with a different owner. We'll see!


Sleeping Beauty

We've been traveling for over three weeks with our very adaptable Lailah. She found this bed at a Holiday Inn quite to her liking! All the attention has been fun for her as she is hugged and petted and cooed upon by children and adults alike!


Separation Of Power by Vince Flynn

Separation Of Power (Mitch Rapp, #3)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flynn does it again with this remarkable story of the confirmation of a new CIA Director interwoven with subplots to fascinate the reader. The characters are so realistically drawn that this reader thinks she might have seen them on TV news!

This third book in the Mitch Rapp series has me reaching for Book Four!

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Microfiction Monday #61

Oh Tra-La!

If I'm going to do something as silly as scrubbing clothes

I might as well wear silly clothes too.

She giggled

And vomited.


Microfiction Monday #60

The sun rises
on another day of frenzied holiday shopping
and awakens
the grateful dead.

La La's Simple Shawl -- Fibers on, I mean Sunday!!

 The unending simple shawl for my MIL is an ever-so-slowly growing triangle of gorgeous hand painted yarn .

It is creating a very pretty fabric with a soft hand. The pattern is a free download on Ravelry

 I do wish, however, that I were using a larger size needle to speed things up a bit. Uh, also, there's the worsted weight that I'm knitting. The pattern is written for bulky weight. So, yeah, the yarn and the needles--huge factors when knitting!!
 I seldom knit the same pattern twice in a row, but--you guessed it--I did it this time. It does make a warm, lovely shawl after blocking. This one is going to Ohio as a Christmas gift. Onward and upward--ever knitting!