A Thank You Note to Our Mystery “Santa”

You left gifts on our doorstep,

And filled our pantry with good things to eat,

You put grocery money in my wallet,

And socks on the kids feet,

Thank you

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I don’t know who it was that did it,

And I can’t hug you tight,

You chose to remain a secret,

Playing Santa on Christmas Eve night

Thank you

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We were so surprised to find it all,

Piled up outside our door,

I stood with tears filling my eyes,

My kids opened gifts on the floor,

Thank you

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The clothes all fit perfectly,

The food is exactly what I’d get,

You made our Christmas magical,

One that we will never forget,

Thank you

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Someday, I Will Have Knit a Stocking For Everyone

The Fraggle has a handknit Christmas stocking in time for Christmas! (Whew!)

IMGP1566A mishmash of patterns, specially designed to match the other seven that I have already made in years past, knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Avocado, Rouge, and Aurora Heather.

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If only I could stop having babies long enough to get caught up on the Christmas stockings!

 

 

Instant Facial Hair Makes a Great Christmas Present

For my brother and sister in law’s annual white elephant christmas party, I made a beard.

My grandma was the first to open it. I cannot tell you how dissappointed I am that the picture did not turn out. My grandma. With a thick brown beard. Hilarious.

This beard was then passed around a bit before it landed on my sister’s boyfriend’s face. Hilarious.

Best. Gift idea. Ever.

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Beard in Malabrigo Chunky Merino  Marron Oscuro

image_medium2 Ravelry project page hereIMGP1402_mediumYou’re welcome.

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Dale & Dolly – Deck the Halls

Dale and Dolly trim the tree

“Dale and Dolly” is the collaborative work of The Bookworm and I. After I sketch out my idea in goofy little stick figures and scrawled lines of dialog, I hand it over to my thirteen year old daughter who works her magic. Her attention to detail and sense of humor make this comic strip what it is and I give her all the credit for this amazing series.  

Nativity

I absolutely adore the nativity set that we use (Evi Nativity Set found here). I have been collecting it piece by piece over the last couple of years and still don’t have all of it. What I do have, though, gets lots of love. And I enjoy finding it in the interesting arrangements that the kids are known to leave it in. Like this one that I entitled “Joseph, Mary, and Angel are all really into Jesus!”

IMGP1324All kidding aside, I think that this set is awesome because it is a toy that can be played with and loved

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yet still looks gorgeous on the coffee table.

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I need to knit some better sheep, though.