Monday, November 30, 2009

Wreaths and Ringing

Day 2

I can already tell that I'm going to argue with myself about posting every day. I still want to so hopefully wanting will always win over not feeling like it.

I am thankful today for the Christmas Wreath that my sister and her husband send every year. They've been doing this ever since they bought the house they are in now. At my old house my front door faced north. With our winter chill and the humidity of tule fog the wreaths would often last through to February. At this house my front door faces south. The door is mostly out of the sun and I can even hang the wreath on the east wall of the porch facing south so it gets less sun.

I'm thankful for bell choir! Christmas music and bells seem to be made for each other. Our director has chosen some lovely pieces. We're especially enjoying Carillon for Advent. I'm not remembering composer/arranger at the moment.

I'm thankful for Mary. I'm thankful that she is strong and cheerful after experiencing heartbeat irregularities last week that sent her to the hospital for an overnight stay.

I'm thankful for the chill in the air, sweaters, and socks.

Me, with Mary, Georgia, too:

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Day 1  And here I begin!

It's time for a new blog and I'm going to try a version of a 365 photo blog. I'm going to try to post 365 days of thankfulness.

It started on facebook with the Thanksgiving Challenge to post one thing every day to be thankful about. I think I can do it for a year!

To begin: I'm thankful for the Internet. Without it I'd be less instantly connected to family, missing many new friends, and may not be loom knitting. And, er, towels. I'm not always so thankful to have to fold towels and other laundry. In fact, sometimes in doing so I let myself get downright cranky. But, I have the means to live in a house, pay the mortgage, furnish the house, feed and clothe myself, and buy new towels now and then (not to mention yarn). All of these are gifts from God and I'm going to work on my thankfulness and enjoyment of His gifts.

Family, missing Dad and his wife, brother-in-law and nephew (and his sweetheart):

My latest knitting project:

This lovely cowl has a simple lace pattern in it-see the open swirls? Pretty. The yarn is Peruvian Tweed and I'm pretty sure I bought yet another alpaca yarn. The cowl is going to be a gift and that's enough discussion of that!

Me, trying on the finished cowl. It's just how I wanted it to be!: