Skip to main content

Holiday Treasures

Gift giving is so great and I always preferred a nicely wrapped gift over a gift card, however when I decide to sew some of  my own garments a little over a year ago Nov 2012, I was given a gift card, and I went wild buying sewing notions, fabrics and books.

So this holiday season I was very happy to only get gift cards and when I said I prayed for it, believe me I did every night.  I was especially fortunate this season, I received a magazine subscription for InStyle one of my favorite mag., a scarf, chocolate, gloves, gift cards, Christmas cards, hugs, food, well wishes and from my secret Santa I received these...

Cascade Yarns - Jewel Hand Dyed - 100% Peruvian Wool

Anzula-  Haiku  & Fiesta - Baby Boom - Vanilla

Four hand dyed hanks of pure wonderful yarn, I gushed when I opened my gift and everyone thought I had lost my mind, it is like seeing cute little puppies ahhh.  With my yarn I also received Knit Picks interchangeable needles and needle wraps, Lantern Moon circular and cable needle.  But my secret Santa was not done, since I like info...


Stitch 'N Bitch Nation & Hip Handbags

It was a lovely year in so many ways and I want to thank everyone for making it extra special.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Install Rain Barrel and Compost Tumbler

Growing up we always had rain barrels, and this growing season, I wanted to incorporate a rain barrel in my garden and added composting for a bit of sustainability. A local botanical garden offers free classes on sustainability, using native plants and rain garden.


I thought of doing a DIY rain barrel but with all the planting I was doing, a bit of help is worth it, so I bought a rain barrel and compost tumbler, got a good deal from my town.



Lots of research online later, I found the perfect downspout rain water collection system by Oatey to channel the water to my barrel. I bought 2 Oatey system so I may make that DIY rain barrel yet :-).



I started with building the stand for the barrel on a Sunday. I used concrete 12in x 12in stepping stone pavers and 4in x 8in pavers, I created a pattern and stack them, I did use pieces of slate to level the barrel. I kept the stand low so I did not need to make it permanent, I like that I can move it anytime I wish.


I dd not have enough pavers on …

Travel Adventure 2019

Had a dream come thru in March 2019, with my Trip to Italy. First stop on the tour Venice, there was many sites to see.  Murano Glass, Doge's Palace, Museo Correr and nice walk thru of St. Mark's Basilica.


Venice





Lunch in Tuscany home of Pinocchio and the Leaning Tower of Pisa



Toast in Florence