Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Snippets

We found the perfect cards to send this year.

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Thinking of you and sending the warmest greetings of the season.

Sums up our interests pretty well: birds, beach, shells, knitted scarves...all that's missing is a fish.

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I finished spinning the 1/2 pound of Fine Brown Shetland roving that I started back in September.

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It turned out to be a light worsted weight yarn. There's a lot of it. Probably enough to knit a vest.

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Putting together jigsaw puzzles was a winter activity in my home growing up. That's why I always get the urge to start one this time of year.

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We probably won't finish it before we need the table for Christmas dinner, so I'm glad we're using a puzzle mat.

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As for knitting, I'm trying to finish John's socks and I'm working on a quick garter stitch project.

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11 comments:

  1. Love the card! We bought beachy Santa and snowmen cards this year. Just happened to see them at the last minute!

    Seeing your puzzle reminds me of when I was a kid. My mom used to have a card table set up so that we could come and go and work on the puzzle. She did that for years and years. I really enjoyed doing them. Thanks for the memory. Haven't thought about that in a long time.

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  2. The card IS perfect as is your handspun. A vest would be a nice way to show it off.
    I also grew up doing Jigsaw puzzles and thought about getting one for Smith and I to do. Not sure I want to give up my knitting time, however. ;-)

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  3. We always did puzzles when I was a kid - especially over Christmas break. Someone would inevitably hide one piece, so they could be the one to finish the puzzle. I love your cards; they are perfect.

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  4. Great cards - they are perfect for you.

    Nice handspun too, and it looks soft.
    I keep trying to convince my husband that we need to add some shetland sheep to the flock. They are so cute!

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  5. The fish are there, you just can't see them because the birds ate them already ;o)

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  6. The fish are there - they just haven't yet been caught!

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  7. puzzling seems to be such a popular Christmas/winter activity--we also participate! With the state of our house right now, we don't have any puzzles going, but I hope to get one or two done at mom's over the holidays.

    And I love the cards. Animals with scarves are just too cute, and when they're on shore birds, well, no competition there!

    Happy holidays to ya'll!

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  8. Thank you for your comments on Gretel. I love it too.

    I also love your puzzle tradition.
    I like the idea of leaving it out so anyone can just add to it as they feel like it.

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  9. You have got to go to this sight to see another mini like minded person. I thought you would get a kick out of this!

    http://3sleeves.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the little card! I agree with Margene...a vest would be nice with your handspun.

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  11. That really is the perfect card for you. We used to love having a puzzle going during the winter when our kids were young, but have kind of forgotten the tradition. I think we need to re-institute it this year.

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~Tracy