Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

 Oops, somehow I forgot to write my blog for the last half of December.  I guess it is because DH has been on Christmas break and he has been making plans for us.  Once the Nutcracker was done he completed finals week and then we went to the movies, twice Christmas week seeing The Hobbit and Night at the Museum.    We enjoyed both, each for very different reasons.

Owl back packHere is one of the owls I got this Christmas, from DS#3 & DDIL.  It is a backpack but around here it is going to be a knitting bag.  I am enjoying it so much: I have it hanging on the lamp next to my living room chair.

IMG_3908The other owl I got is this one.  He is about 9” tall and has a battery operated light.  I currently have him sitting by the fireplace where I can see him while I am watching TV.  This one came from DD.  The fun came because she was able to spend Christmas Eve with us so got to see me open it.   With  3 of our 4 children living in different states this was the first time in a long time we had one with us for Christmas Eve.  We even made her pass out the gifts.  Winking smile

This is the picture of the rest of our gifts that I put on Facebook Christmas Day.  We really have some fun family members.

This week saw us back at the movie theater watching Into the Woods.  We had seen the stage version several years ago and I didn’t much care for it but the movie was GREAT.  Not only is it an interesting interpretation of 4 fairy tales but the music and voices were tremendous.  Now we will settle down for a few weeks but plan to see Cinderella for our anniversary in mid-January.  Funny how that keeps coming around.

better than half way  I did get this little afghan done but haven’t gotten a picture yet.  I’m still trying to decide if I want to put fringe on it or not.

2014-12-29 004And I have begun stitching the parts to my heavy cardigan together.  I have the sleeves attached and have half of one sewn together.  I plan to work more on it tomorrow morning cuz it has gotten quite chilly here so I want to begin wearing it.

The owner of our local yarn shop has begun dying yarn to sell in her shop.  Today I went to see some of her recent work but it was still damp so not yet ready for sale.  But while there I found a skein of some bulky she had died earlier so I bought it and have started a hat.

Now we just have to see if we can stay up until midnight (not likely).  We haven’t made it to midnight for several years and yet the New Year seems to come anyway.  So HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all.   Gari


Kate said...

Looks like you had a fun Christmas, with some really novel gifts from the family.

The only reason I made it to midnight was I was waiting for Drama Teen to make it home, which she did at 1:30. I'm getting too old for that!

My 2015 bring you only good things!

pollyanna said...

What delightful owls! Enjoy them hoot! hoot! Happy new year!

Dar said...

I guess this means that you are an owl collector. lol I have a small collection too,but none as cute and unique as those. Great bag for a knitter. Happy New Year to you.

Paula, the quilter said...

Did you decide on fringe? Oh and is that blanket done with the Tunisian crochet hook?

Bonnie said...

Hum, going to the movies. DH and I talk about it but very seldom actually go to see anything. I didn't like into the woods as a play either so perhaps the movie would make more sense to me.
Love the owl yarn holder. He's a character.