Monday, December 26, 2011

Something to write about . . .

Happy Monday!  I know it has been forever since I last posted; truly I just haven't had much to post about.  The month of December always seems to catch me in a whirlwind.  Instead of spending free time knitting and sewing, I have been enjoying the company of friends, family and my dear hubby.

I'm hoping my lack of inspiring projects and creativity is a thing of the past (for a little while at least).  I've got a few little goodies in my hands that are sure to get me back to my sewing and knitting.  First, I have a lovely dress form!  I had been wanting one for quite a while, and had come really close to purchasing one on my own.  It was hard to justify cost (how much fabric or yarn could I buy with that money instead?).  Well, I put it on my birthday/Christmas list and crossed my fingers with all my might.

I got my dress form!  I came as a gift from my Mom and Dad.  My parents have taught me a lot about generosity and thinking of others, but it still comes as a surprise when I am the beneficiary of this generosity.  So, Mom and Dad, thank you so much for the dress form - I can't wait to start using her to work out fine fitting details and become better at sewing.  I appreciate everything you do to take an interest in my hobbies.


The only other item on my wish list was A Stitch in Time, Volume II.  (I know, a short list, and I certainly did not expect to receive both.)  Under the tree on Christmas was a gift from my little brother, who had drawn my name.  With the help of my mom, he had gotten me the knitting book that I had been wanting since I learned that the writing was in the works.  I was so convinced that I wanted this book that I even bought some yarn to make one of the projects that had been released on Ravelry.  Now that I have the book in my hands, I can get that yarn on my needles.

My much anticipated book - shown with the yarn I bought for one of the projects.
Christmas day also included a short visit with one of my friends.  She had picked up a little something for me as a birthday gift.  It's this darling little mug - that I plan to use for drinking my favorite tea and plenty of hot cocoa!

"Knitting is Knotty" - the reason my friend thought it would be fun to buy this mug for me.
The last gift I received had no monetary value, but comes of great value to me.  My hubby spent two and half hours at a church service in a foreign language!  He did it just so I could spend Christmas morning visiting some very dear friends of mine.  It was wonderful see some old friends, and have the support of my hubby with me.

As wonderful as my Christmas and birthday gifts are, I am most thankful for the real meaning of Christmas:  Emmanuel, God with us!  I am also grateful for the time with my family - I love you all.

Do you have anything wonderful to share about the holiday?  I would love to hear what you have to share.

Live in this moment and love life!
Annabelle


2 comments:

  1. Ahhh! You've been blogging! And I haven't been checking! I'm so excited to catch up with your last several posts. This is going to be fun. And a dress form AND a knitting book? wonderful. I'm sure both will be put to good use.

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    1. Thanks Caroline! I was totally surprised at my Christmas gifts, but I'm very excited to have them. I think my family is starting to see that I am a bit obsessed with all things sewing and knitting :)

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