Category Archives: Christmas

Happy New Year 2014

Well, what would YOU have done with them?  Imagine the surprise, to put it mildly, when fond family opened this Christmas packet and found three strange knitted something-or-others.  This is the group that sent to me the instruction book of … Continue reading

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Christmas Snapshots 1953

This was my Christmas tree when I was growing up in 1953.  You can see the upright piano on the left where I played The Girl at the Piano.  We had the tree in the dining room because that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

“Imagine a morning in late November.” That’s the first line and off we go with a beautiful tale about a little boy and an older woman who is his distant cousin.  They are loose-end relatives and are each other’s best … Continue reading

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December 18th

Yikes!  December 18th—seven days to go! I’ve left sunny Florida: (click to enlarge) and am back up north in dear old Pennsylvania . . . and I’m about to run the roads to finish up some Christmas shopping! And you’re … Continue reading

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The Christmas Project Done! Three French Hens

♫ ♫ ♫ “Three French hens, (two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree!” ♫ They are finished!  The little dears are ready to be shipped off to fond family in New England.  Won’t they be surprised–and wondrous.  They … Continue reading

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The Christmas Project–Three French Hens

Dear Fiona Goble, I have been thinking of you pretty often these last few days as I “finish up” the knitting project I chose from your Twelve Knits of Christmas book.  What a lark it was to receive! I envisioned … Continue reading

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An Old Christmas Photo

How are your Christmas plans coming along?

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The Twelve Knits of Christmas—where we stand

Remember the post I wrote last January 5th?  You do?!  You don’t. Well, just type in “twelve knits” up in that search box up on the right to refresh your memory . . .  I’ll just wait here a minute … Continue reading

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The Twelve Knits of Christmas by Fiona Goble

Well, this is a riot.  I received this knitting book for Christmas and it’s an absolute riot.  As you might think, it goes through the whole song of Twelve Days of Christmas and there are the props you can/must knit … Continue reading

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The Christmas Card Game

We have a little family tradition called The Christmas Card Game. It started quite a few years ago between my sister and me. We were both married and had left home, but would come home for Christmas. In the game, … Continue reading

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