Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. I am very thankful this year. The last week has had a lot of things happening in our family. My husband and my sister in law both totaled their cars, on the same night. Both are ok. My father in law stopped breathing and his heart stopped. The first responders brought him back, thank God. He went on a ventilator and was in ICU for a couple of days. He is still in the hospital. He seems to be doing better. We picked up our new car yesterday and we both love it, I am thankful that we had full coverage when we didn't legally need it. I am thankful for our health and happiness. I am thankful for my job. I love the little babies I work with and I love my co-workers. Everyone there has been so supportive of me and my family through all the crazy things we have gone through in the last few months. So, yes, I am very thankful this year.
 Today Autumn and I will clean the house top to bottom and then decorate for Christmas. We started to do that when she was two. My husband always works on Thanksgiving, that way he doesn't have to work on Christmas. We had our Thanksgiving meal last night and today will be all about baking and decorating. I love this little tradition that Autumn and I have.
 I have stopped working on my Granny Love blanket until I am finished with all of my Christmas makes. I am very close to done with it. Just some joining of a few more squares and a border to decide on. I enjoy working on it though and put it on hold so that I wouldn't feel rushed. I had wanted to finish it by Halloween, when it wasn't quite done I put it away. I can't wait to show it to everyone. We have a week off at Christmas and I plan on finishing it then.
 Here are some of the Christmas presents I have made so far...
This was made using up some Stylecraft Lucy Pack that I had leftover from my Granny Ripple that I finished last spring. This is for one of my babies in the nursery where I work.
 This is a hat for one of my co-workers...

I hope she likes it. I made up the pattern and I think I will make another hat and write up a tutorial for it. It was easy and took about an hour and a half to make.
  This is a pattern that I saw a few days ago on Ravelry and decided we should make in our CAL/KAL group, Everything Zen. I am going to make a few of these, one for me and a couple more for gifts. It took an hour while I was having my coffee this morning.
I have three more baby blankets that are almost finished for the three other babies in my care and I have three full sized blankets that are still being worked on. I had a number of other things that I am working on too. I am enjoying all the Christmas gift making. I love to make things for people, I love to give gifts and crochet is great. For a relatively small amount of money I can give lots of gifts. I hope everyone has a special day and I will talk to everyone soon. :)


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family, I think it is such a lovely holiday, wish we had something like that here.


    1. I love this holiday. We don't even do the big feast every year. Sometimes we do but, for us, it is all about seeing family and being grateful for what we have. It also starts my favorite time of year. I love Christmas, I love winter and I even love the snow. Have a wonderful weekend. Talk to XOXO

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kashi! I wish you a wonderful day together with your daughter! Autumn is looking so lovely with your hat.
    I hope your father in law will get better soon!
    Sending you lots of love! xxBarbina

  3. Hi Kashi, your little model is so cute! I'm sure your friend will love your hat! It's so colorful!
    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*
    Teresa :-)

  4. Love that hat. And your owl is very cute. I kind of failed with mine. Thought I would try some feather wool but it came out a bit weird. LOL I sewed the eyes in the wrong spot too so need to try and fix it. sigh. I have not had time to crochet much this week. Too much running around. Glad everyone is ok now. Keep safe and happy. Hugs xoxoxox