Sunday, December 29, 2019

Cross-stitching and crocheting

Now that Christmas has passed and I have a month off from my university duties, I can get back to crafting. I started working on "Jingle as ye enter, Jingle as ye go" again. I am adding some snowflakes at the top left. I am not sure why the picture is so dark.
I also bought another skein of the pretty lavender yarn that I am using to make a scarf. I decided to make the matching hat first. 
When it is completed I will use the rest of the yarn to finish the scarf. It is a little too short for my liking.

Hubby and I had a wonderful Christmas celebration with our son, daughter, son-in-law and Ruby (our daughter and son-in-law's pup). Our annual picture on Christmas Eve in front of the tree included our son-in-law and Ruby.
My mother celebrated with us.
 As did my mother-in-law.
It was great to have the newlyweds with us also.
There were lots of gifts.....
and treats after dinner. I made a variety of cookies 
 and a Buche de Noel.
I received some very nice gifts including these two books. 
I love to peruse Country decorating books for ideas to incorporate in my home. There are several projects in the knitting book that have really caught my eye. I can't wait to get started on them. First I need to clear some WIPs though.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will work on Jingle today.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. what a nice looking family - love your tree and your gifts look fun

  2. What great family pictures! That lavender yarn is beautiful!

  3. Your scarf colour is gorgeous. Slow stitching is calming and yours is very pretty.

  4. I love the cross stitch piece. I'm itching to cross stitch again and bought several ornament size patterns to break myself back into it. We'll Looks like a great Christmas at your house!

  5. Looks like a lovely Christmas with your whole family together! The lavendar yarn is beautiful - it will make a pretty hat and scarf set!

  6. so glad you were with your children and family!! Looks like a great celebration together, enjoy your non-university time :)


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