Saturday, December 17, 2011

Elving in Earnest

We have emerged from the sickness cocoon and are attempting to re-enter the holiday life. My mind is in a bit of a whirlwind trying to figure out how to manage the baking, the sewing, the shopping, and everything else. I think it is all put down on paper now....One helpful thing is that my health has been better lately and I am able to get up early again!

This package was ordered by a friend and sent off during the week. I always want to keep these creations.....

I have been sewing and sewing plaid flowers this December. I can't get enough of them. Maybe because our family has always loved plaid and now plaid is "in".

Another baby gift was finished up at the end of the week. I always knit a pattern and then keep knitting it! But I liked the results.....

Yesterday was the funeral of our dear friend Margie. She loved plaid too -- and maybe that's another reason I've enjoyed making the flowers. Of course the day brought back many memories and made me sad too. Margie and I had some wonderful times together and they seem so far away now as Margie's illness meant we said goodbye slowly over many years. The best memories center around tea, stories of Scotland, and our trip together to Scotland (pictured below -- and don't laugh too hard at my clothes!).

Well, it's time to be off to breakfast with the sister's and then the children's Christmas piano recital and this evening the Nutcracker with Rachel!!!!

5 comments:

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Those flowers are beautiful, especially the plaid. Have fun at the Nutcracker. Stephanie and I loved going to it in Grand Rapids when she was little and she takes her girls into Boston to see it.

I thought of you when I came down with the flu at Thanksgiving! At least Christopher hadn't planned to be here, anyway.

Nicole said...

LOL - sorry!! ;)

do you mind if i knit said...

A box of deliciousness! What a wonderful thing to open, a box of handmade corsages, wonderful! And the little dress is adorable, just so sweet. Countdown to Christmas is upon us, I can feel it in blogland! Vanessa xxx

Rachel said...

Glad to know that plaid (we call it tartan) is in - it might give me a heads up on the fashion for our winter next year (we're always a season behind the USA), for my little hats I make and sell.
I love your flowers - you're so clever.
What a lovely photo of you with the Blackwoods. It is sad that the goodbyes had to be slowly over a long time - it came for me quite a few years ago, but I treasure her letters from the earlier days. I've been thinking about her every day lately.

Andria said...

I am so sorry to hear of Marge's passing! I know you were very close, and she was such a dear, sweet lady!