Monday, December 21, 2020








Oh, it is so good to be back here!  It was difficult to leave Instagram, but now that I have, I feel peaceful and content with that decision.  

Here we are four days from Christmas and I am no where near to being ready...I hope to decorate our tree tonight, I did manage to get three types of Christmas cookies made (nothing fancy!) as well as some Oreo Cookie Bark, some orange slices were dried, and almost all my Christmas cards are mailed.  Maybe someday I will be one of those organized people who mail theirs out right after Thanksgiving.

I did fit in some knitting for my new granddaughter Aurora ~ the Small and Clever hat and mittens from Pickles.  They actually knit up very quickly and are perfect for this holiday season.  Soon I will post a picture of the sweater I knit for her also.

Just a quick post here as now I must get decorating that tree!

Take care,

Deb












35 comments:

  1. Oh it’s so good to see you back here. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, it's so good to hear from you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well.

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  2. It's good to see you back. Your cookies look wonderful. I remember I got cards out once the weekend after Thanksgiving. I put it on the calendar, bribed the family with homemade hot cocoa and gave everyone a pen. We had an assembly line! Today, while the kids are grown and more time on my hands, I still can't seem to get them all out in time. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Sooo good to read a blog post. I saw your blog title come into my email and I was thrilled! Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Happy to hear from you Deb! Merry Christmas to you too.

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  4. Welcome back to the world of blogging! I'm glad to read and see Form your x-mas preparings. Happy Holidays from Switzerland!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and well wishes. Happy Holidays to you too.
      Deb

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  5. SO glad to see you back in this space....i, too, returned to the blog world (although on a different platform, so I've sort of 'lost' all my virtual friends which makes me sad); this covid thing was the right time to do it.
    Love all those cookies! I'm finally in the baking 'mood' after doing a socially distanced cookie exchange over the weekend. And I have an old butcher's block that looks very similar to yours. Mine came out of our town's first market square butcher shop. I bet you 'move' yours about as often as I move mine....never!

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    1. Steph, it's great to hear from you! I enjoyed the story of your butcher block. My butcher block was found, by my late father-in-law, beside the road. He brought it home and cleaned it up--we inherited it, enjoying it ever since. And you're right, it has a permanent spot in our kitchen.

      ~Deb

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  6. So lovely to see you and your photos are beautiful. Had one Christmas already since we haven't seen each other for 9 months and now this week I just want to enjoy what the holiday is about; stiching, candles, knitting and then some cooking for Christmas day.

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad for your note. Your stitching and knitting projects are beautiful! Merry Christmas,
      Deb

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  7. How wonderful to see your name pop up on my list! Such lovely things to look at in your home, thank you for sharing. How nice to be knitting for your grand daughter. We're down in Florida now to visit with our family. Enjoying this Special time with them and sharing hugs!
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas Melissa! You're in Florida, how fabulous! Have a great time with your family.
      Deb

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  8. I rarely ever read blogs anymore and am strictly on Instagram (Writeonman) where I love to share my photos and thoughts. My thing prior was FB and I still keep that opened due to family connections across the globe that I can't afford to lose, but other than that, rarely ever post there anymore. But occasionally I'll check out the blog world so I'm happy to see your posting. Love your photos. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
      ~Deb

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  9. I look forward to reading your 'news' again. And a granddaughter! How precious she must be.

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    1. Thank you Audrey, I'm so glad for your visit and kind words.
      ~Deb

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  10. Awww baking and knitting, we are on the same wave length. I made espresso/hazelnut cookies and peppermint bark made. But that was all I had the heart for. Can't wait to read more posts. Clarice
    PS LOVE the that painting with the oranges!!

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    1. Thanks Clarice! I didn't make the usual amount of cookies this year either. The painting was a happy find at the thrift store - Apples and Oranges by Cezanne, and I knew it love it for my pantry.
      Merry Christmas,
      Deb

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  11. Glad to see a post and will look forward to seeing more. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by - Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.
      Deb

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  12. I was just catching up on Ravelry and saw that you had a blog post--it's good to see you back! And congratulations on the new granddaughter as well.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

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    1. Merry Christmas Melody! Thank you for stopping and in and for your kind words. I'm looking forward to posting here again.
      Deb

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  13. I am so glad you are back! You have been missed.

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  14. I was so happy to see your announcement. Your blog was my very first , oh so many years ago. Thank you for coming back. Love your cookues, would you share (the kiffles)? Looking forward to future posts.

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    1. Mary Lea, thank you for sticking with me for so long!! I will share that cookie recipe with you as soon as I can.

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  15. How lovely to see you back in this space again. Welcome back and Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you Shani, I appreciate your visit! Happy New Year.

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  16. Hello! So happy to be back here! The hat and mittens are adorable.

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    1. Thanks Gail, I'm super happy to be back here.

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  18. This makes me so happy! Welcome back! Excited to see all that you share this year :)

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    1. Thank you Christy for stopping by! Just want to let you know that I've moved my blog to www.debbieandriullidesigns.com
      You can also access all my old blogger posts there as well. Hope to see you there!

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