December 14, 2013

Snow, Knitting and a Lovely Present from Migonis Home

It's Saturday night and we are having a big snowstorm today.  I hope it stops soon and doesn't accumulate too much.  I want to go visit a friend in the country tomorrow but I won't drive if the roads are too bad.

Yesterday was spent baking for Christmas and it was just one of those days.  Things didn't work out well so I needed a rest from baking today.  I'll try again tomorrow...sometimes it's just better to wait out the bad luck.

This morning I took my Mom over to the mall.  She wanted to get a couple of new sweaters to wear for bowling.  She often finds the alley cold.  At 88 years old, she's still bowling every week in a league. We were lucky and found a big sale at Cleo's.  I got a couple myself but I bought cardigans. Still having hot flashes so I'm not ready to wear pullovers, ha!

I did work on a knitted cowl today.  It's a gift for a friend...

I also got a gift this week. I was the lucky winner of a gorgeous mercury acorn tree ornament from Jen's blog Migonis Home. If you haven't visited yet, make sure you do.  She has such a beautiful blog.  I love following her posts and I never win anything so I was pretty excited....

I love it and decided to add it to my dining room table vignette, instead of hanging it on the tree.  I thought it would be noticed more on the table and it's definitely one that you want to show off.

Are you all ready for Christmas??  I'm not and I'm tired of people asking me...especially in stores. I'm making most of my gifts so I'll be busy every day til Christmas!  Any time I try to buy a gift, I usually just end up buying one for myself  :).  I've been very indulgent this Christmas.  Budget starts January 1!

I just bought myself some locally grown and ground flour.  Hopefully the bread turns out and I can share the recipe.  I went to a Christmas pop-up store at South Pond Farm last Thursday evening with friends and ohhhhhh I want to live in the country on a farm! It might be too late for that dream to come true but when you see a beautiful farmhouse like this one, you just want to move in.  I was able to get a few Christmas gifts here.  All local artisans selling their wares.  I'm really trying to support local business whenever possible.  Maybe it's time to start some wrapping.

I hope your weekend is lovely and warm,



  1. Lucky you to win that sweet ornament! I'm making many of my gifts and it's down to the crunch now. And, no I haven't finished decorating. I need 4 hands!

    1. I know how you feel. Next year I'll start earlier. At least I'm enjoying everything I'm doing. Have a great Sunday. J

  2. What a pretty ornament you won - it looks great on the table too. I haven't put up our tree yet and am debating if I even will. It depends how much the kids want one and if they will help. I already helped my parents put one up so that is enough for me. Sigh. I really simplified Christmas this year.

    1. Hey Grace - I actually did more decorating this year than usual. I seem to go back and year simple and the next year overboard. I let my mood carry me where it wants to go. Merry Christmas xo J

  3. The ornament is lovely, Julie. I love that your mom still bowls! Good for her!


  4. Hey Claudia - yes she had to get up early today because they bowled this morning and had a lovely Christmas lunch at the golf club. J

  5. Thank-you so much for visiting my blog! Your blog is delightful, and I'm your newest follower!



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