The Domestic Dash: Enjoying the Race!
Christmas Snacks

Christmas Snacks

Five days to go!  When I was a kid, my parents always hosted Christmas.  My Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins descended upon the house with brightly colored tins full of homemade cookies, cakes and candies that we only had at Christmas.  Among my favorites were Aunt Florence’s chewy ginger cookies, Cousin Noel’s bright green sticky […]

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

Six days until Christmas!  It has been as busy as Santa’s Workshop around here lately, and unbelievably I only have TWO gifts left to make!  Way ahead of my normal schedule.  I’ve been making Christmas presents for my family and friends since I was a kid, it makes the holiday so much fun, really.  I truly […]

A Shot in the Arm

A Shot in the Arm

14 days until Christmas!  Today I took a break from all the Elf-ly duties and had a ‘physical’ health day!  This morning I had my third, (in a series of 6), vitamin infusion.  This treatment was prescribed to combat the incredible fatigue and malaise I’ve been experiencing for the last several months.  It is working […]

Christmas in the Sunroom and a Concert

Christmas in the Sunroom and a Concert

First things first, I promised a look at my winnings from Saturday’s Luncheon.  I, with the help of my darling daughter, ripped this gorgeous wreath from the hands of a dear friend, (who I know would still love me), during our ‘Yankee Trader’ game.  It was made by my dear friend Kris, who knocked off […]

Easy Crockpot Risotto

Easy Crockpot Risotto

18 Days until Christmas!  Yesterdays luncheon at The Quarter Stitch I’m declaring a total success!  We had a packed house, great fun and loads of laughs.  I was proud to take my daughter, Caroline, she had a good time and was very helpful.  Especially when we swapped the ornaments.  I am intensely competitive when playing […]

1 Party Down

1 Party Down

20 day until Christmas, and one party down!  Friday is always the more low-key day, and this year was no exception.  It is a fun respite before Saturday’s madness!   My little sheep was won by my lovely friend Danielle.  Here is a finished picture, he turned out so cute!  The white guy, awaiting legs, […]

Party Prep

Party Prep

21 Days to Go!   Today was a whirlwind of party prep!  We got all the food shopping done and spent the afternoon wrapping the gifts for the shop’s luncheon/Christmas party.  Each one contains a brightly printed Erin Lane project bag.  As knitters do we ever have enough bags?   The tags are made with […]

Handmade Ornaments

Handmade Ornaments

22 Days to go!  It’s starting to look a little like Christmas!  The tree got lights today, I use colored.  I know that it is not as stylish and fashionable, however I use lots of handmade ornaments in every color, and I think the colored lights look great!  I of course, use all the ornaments […]

There is a Tree in the House!

There is a Tree in the House!

23 days to go!  The house is a holiday disaster!  We drug out all the decor tonight and currently it is in a huge pile on the den floor.  But the tree made it inside!  It’s a pretty NC grown Frasier Fur.  Still needs lights and ornaments, but it has the prettiest skirt, if I […]

A Sleepy Girl

So, the past 4 months I’ve been tired, beyond tired really.  I haven’t altogether ‘dropped out’ of my life, but I’ve definitely let some things slip, a lot of things really.  Long story short, I’m starting to feel better, and like I need to pick some things back up again!  Not a moment too soon, […]