Monday, November 10, 2008

Leaves and Snowflakes

Here is a leaf from Tammy Roger's pattern and Yarnplayer's hdt "Sugar Maple" thread in a size 10.

The snowflake is from Jon Yusoff's "Tatted Snowflake Collection"using size 10 Flora thread.
It is hard to have lovely fall colors and snowflurries at the same time, but welcome to Illinois in November!
Did I mention how much I like Yarnplayer's hdt!? There is such a difference in working. ( Marilee's tats like a dream Flora twists alot).
Here it is 2 weeks from turkey day and Christmas music has been playing since the 1st. Is it me or are we being pushed into one big money holiday to the next? I like Christmas music but AFTER Thanksgiving. As I drive around people are putting up and lighting Christmas decorations. True now is the time to do lights(before snow) and to tat the tree decorations ( several new one every year), but please leave the commercializm out of Christmas and bring back why we have the reason for the season.
Becki has made plans to go to Juneau for Thanksgiving to her new friends. She says she misses cooking for large groups of people. OK she doesn't know how to cook for only one- she wasn't taught that way. You can only eat homemade potatoe soup so many days in a row. (No one in the family makes single serving batches). So she is excited to have someone else to do holiday cooking for. Met kind of becomes deserted at holidays. There are so many who have family elsewhere they all kind of leave the Island for the weekend. I think it really is they have Island fever and just can't stay on one Island without going to the Main land.
While in Juneau she will be seeing how other schools do their program and get to meet all the people that are there that can help her with her job. I enjoy listening to her adventures.
On another note- I have had a special time talking to my daughter-in-law about parenthood. Her family has told her all these horror stories about birth and I have tried to reassure her that there is nothing to be afraid of. Pain passes quickly as soon as you how that precious bundle in your arms.
Well time to go back to my tatting. I am working with another Marilee color "morning glory" and I love the look. I'll have to scan it as soon as I finish and share. TaTa for now!

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