Friday, January 11, 2013

Christmas presents

I made several Christmas presents (knit cup cozies) this year. This one was made for someone, but when the moment came to wrap it I could not find it! Panic! I quickly made a second one (they knit up nice and quick) and wrapped that one instead. This one was found when I took the Christmas decorations down, so now I have a cup cozy for myself.


Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christmas Presents

We had a lot of fun with our Christmas presents. C got a jewelry set.


P is enjoying the obligatory Lego sets. He puts them together by himself now; mama misses helping.


P is pretty thrilled about his archery set!


We had a little bit of a duplicate theme going on! At least DD1 picked out something DD2 wanted!


The timer works on my camera! Here is the whole gang on New Year's Day. We had Chinese food, lots of chocolate, and each other's company.


I got a tablet, a yarn swift and ball winder, a knitting book, some very nice clothes, and a couple of charms for my bracelet. That was all wonderful, but the above is the best!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Today is the first day of Epiphany, and it lasts until the beginning of Lent. I will close my series today with the three gifts the Magi brought to the baby Jesus

gold as a precious metal
I am sure this gift supported Joseph and Mary and Jesus while they were refugees in Egypt, fleeing from Herod. 

VS Gold

frankincense as perfume or incense

Incense was used as a representative of prayers to God, when given as a gift to Jesus, it indicated his divinity. 

VS Frankincense

(Please pardon the poor picture--I got a reflection off the glass.)

myrrh as anointing oil

Myrrh was a symbol of Jesus being anointed as king, and of Jesus' death, even at his birth. It was an odd gift for a baby, but not for new-born king. 

VS Myrrh

I LOVE these patterns. They are from Victoria Sampler, and I fell in love with them when I saw one started at a needlework shop. It was so much fun using all the different fibers and metallic threads. I just wish I had a good place at home to display them.

Thank you for following along this Christmas season. Tomorrow we go back to our regularly scheduled blog.  I do have some backlog of things that happened