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!
Oh it’s so good to see you back here. Happy Christmas to you and yours.ReplyDelete
Thank you, it's so good to hear from you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well.Delete
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. :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for coming by. Merry Christmas!Delete
Sooo good to read a blog post. I saw your blog title come into my email and I was thrilled! Merry Christmas to you!ReplyDelete
Happy to hear from you Deb! Merry Christmas to you too.Delete
Welcome back to the world of blogging! I'm glad to read and see Form your x-mas preparings. Happy Holidays from Switzerland!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your visit and well wishes. Happy Holidays to you too.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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!
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I'm so glad for your note. Your stitching and knitting projects are beautiful! Merry Christmas,Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Melissa! You're in Florida, how fabulous! Have a great time with your family.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda! Merry Christmas to you and yours.Delete
I look forward to reading your 'news' again. And a granddaughter! How precious she must be.ReplyDelete
Thank you Audrey, I'm so glad for your visit and kind words.Delete
Glad to see a post and will look forward to seeing more. Merry Christmas to you and your family.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by - Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas Melody! Thank you for stopping and in and for your kind words. I'm looking forward to posting here again.Delete
I am so glad you are back! You have been missed.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Mary Lea, thank you for sticking with me for so long!! I will share that cookie recipe with you as soon as I can.Delete
How lovely to see you back in this space again. Welcome back and Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thank you Shani, I appreciate your visit! Happy New Year.Delete
Hello! So happy to be back here! The hat and mittens are adorable.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gail, I'm super happy to be back here.Delete
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This makes me so happy! Welcome back! Excited to see all that you share this year :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Christy for stopping by! Just want to let you know that I've moved my blog to www.debbieandriullidesigns.comDelete
You can also access all my old blogger posts there as well. Hope to see you there!