Friday, December 17, 2010

I have been working hard...

Remember that Homespun yarn I showed in my last post?? I was using it to make a gift for someone for Christmas. I started it a while ago and boy have I been having fun!!! It has to be one of the most difficult yarns to work with, but when it is made into something it turns out to be so soft and pretty. I started it and pulled all the stitches out at least 6 times. It is hard to see the stitches so I was ending up with either too many stitches on a row or not enough. I can understand missing one or two but one of my rows was missing 4 stitches. That is a lot of stitches. Anyway I finished up two things I was working on and now they are ready to go to there new homes. The red colored one was done in regular yarn and was so much easier to make. I am just hoping that everyone likes what I have made them.I am currently working on a blue one and hope to have it finished by the end of this weekend.
Blue/green homespun scarf and red regular yarn scarf finished 12/17/10
I went over to Jennifer's house I think it was last weekend and they had made a gingerbread house, Katie told me she did the candies on top. I thought it turned out pretty cute looking
Jenn and familie's gingerbread house.
I also went over to Jennifer's house this past Wednesday to babysit the kids. Chris, Jennifer's husband was having knee surgery. He seemed to be doing okay when I left and I have heard that Katie is being his nurse.
This is Jennifer's christmas tree~
I have done no more decorating and that is fine with me. I really don't have that usual Christmas spirit that I normally have. Christmas is my favorite holiday but this year with and Mattie not being here and having to have my beloved cat Oreo put to sleep I am just not the same as I usually am. It's almost like I can't allow myself to have a happy time knowing my son is so far away and he is not having fun so why should I right?? Having a child gone at Christmas is just so hard. I know that all children grow up and leave home but I just am very sad about it.
I have tried to keep myself busy with making gifts and trying to decorate but everything reminds me that Mattie is not going to be here. I even hung his stocking up on the fireplace mantel knowing he won't be here, that sounds kind of stupid doesn't it?? I keep thinking I hear Oreo down the hallway, making his very loud meows but I think it is just my mind playing tricks on me.
Have a very lovely weekend.Thank you very much for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear friend, I just want you to know that we may not talk everyday, but in the Barnes household you and your family are always in our prayers. I just want to let you know that I was thinking of you. You are such a wonderful person and that I pray that God lifts your spirits and just know that we are so thankful that your dear son saw fit to fight for our country and that he is away from home for a great cause I sleep better at night known that he and many others are making sure that we are safe. I was looking at the pictures of the scarves you had made and both are them are so gorgeous. You really are a true craftier and everything looks great. Tell the family I said hello and I am hoping to get all of my Christmas cards in the mail by this afternoon so be looking for something in the mail from my family to yours. Happy Holidays dear friend and know that you are always loved here in NC : )

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