We have the most adorable heated, weighted blankets. The ones in the image are about 65 pounds, quite warm, and very cuddly.
Perfect for winter!
We finally sat down to a huge Thanksgiving Dinner.
Everything was perfect and we have plenty of leftovers.
It is good to be home. Kjell and I spent many Thanksgivings at sea. They were lovely, but there is nothing like being home with family and eating home cooked Thanksgiving dinner.
We hope your Thanksgiving was as lovely as ours. Next year when the threats of Covid-19 have hopefully passed, we hope to be able to have all the usual friends and relatives here to enjoy the meal with us.
All the best,
My bread came out of the oven just in time for My Honey to slice some for lunch. You can't see the steam rising in this image, but the bread was so hot, he had to use a towel to hold it to cut it.
Before lunch was over we had consumed the entire mini loaf.
There isn't much (anything?) better than the aroma of fresh bread baking. I guess eating the fresh bread is better!
Happy Thanksgiving Week!
It has been a week of eating!
This is daughter Catherine preparing the turkey for our Thanksgiving meal.
I'm arranging colors for a Stained Glass Afghan Blanket.
Playing with the colors and arranging how they look together is so much fun!
As you can see, it's easy to entertain me.
Our friend Topher was with us this morning at breakfast time. He had already had breakfast at his home, but enjoyed a second (smaller) breakfast with Erik.
Topher is a little guy, just a few months old, and Erik is 11 years old. Erik is so very gentle with the little guy. It is precious to see.
Our girls, Elsa and Wendy had their breakfast in their
staterooms kennels this morning. Since Elsa is in season for another few days the boys and the girls take turns running free. Catherine has taken to Erik to work several times recently so that Elsa and Wendy can have the house to themselves.
Ah, yes, kids....
This morning I received a text with an image attached from my son who works from home. The image was of his cat and the caption was: My Office Assistant.
Hmm. I'll see that cat and raise you two dogs....
I was working at my computer so immediately snapped the picture above and sent it back to him. I have two office assistants. ;)
That's Wendy sitting in Daddy's chair and Elsa supervising. Wendy had climbed up there herself since Daddy was already in his wood workshop.
This working-from-home thing is pretty nice.
Simple food tastes so good. Catherine whipped up some grilled cheese sandwiches and
True to the Norwegian way, My Honey cuts up hard boiled eggs in his soup bowl before adding the tomato soup.
And, to make it really good we had some salad with our anchovies. ;)
Thanks, Catherine, you prepared another winner meal for all of us.
This is my current Work In Process in the living room.
In this image I am joining the 80 squares, then will put on the final scalloped border. It'll soon be in the shop.
I've made this color arrangement before and it quickly sold so this is a "restock" item. I love the dramatic effect of the black/white contrast when spread out.
What are you making today?
Update! I've finished joining the squares and have added a scalloped border. It's photographed and listed now! To check it out, click here.
On the way out the door to an appointment for My Honey I grabbed my knitting needles and yarn.
Due to Covid-19, I'm spending more time in the car sitting and waiting for him to go to appointments instead of going in with him. When we go out, we try to run all errands in the same trip so I go along to go to the post office, grocery, etc., while we are out.
Anyway, the item on my lap above is the beginning of a hat/cowl set for the shop to replace one that was ordered locally. This yarn is so very soft and the colors are lovely. It is fun to work with it and watch the color changes as they develop the pattern as knitting progresses.
What are you making, baking, growing this week?
When we moved here 41 years ago, I asked my Dad if I could take clippings from the ground cover he had at his home.
If my back had been better, I would have cut this back this summer. I'm glad to see the beauty of the plant, but I will have to do something before it takes over my house next year!Lois
We have two different types of yellow Chrysanthemums in the porch vases so we are blessed with blossoms at different times in the Fall.
Catherine and I took our eleven year old Erik to the vet this week to find out why he was saying "ouch!" when his face was touched. We thought it might have been a toothache, but weren't sure.
Our pups love coming to our vet. He has the BEST cookies!
Elsa participated in several runs during the weekend. She brought home two more ribbons and I'm so proud I have to show them off.
She received a third place in one of her runs and she also completed her Novice Jumpers Title!
We are all so proud of Elsa and her trainer our daughter Catherine, too!
These colors are just wonderful!
My current work in process is this white with pink, lavender, and purple stripes large lap blanket. I'm hoping to have it finished and in the shop in the next few days.
What are you making, baking, growing this week?
UPDATE: This blanket is finished! More pictures and information here.
Our pups, Erik, Wendy, and Elsa, invited two friends over for a sleep over and they had a marvelous time. The two Border Collies are Teddy and Tillie who belong to our friend Erica.
When bed time arrived, Kjell and I took Elsa and Wendy into our room and closed the door so that we could control the number of dogs in our bed. The rest of them slept with Catherine.
Remember the song "Three Dog Night?" At our home sometimes it's a five dog night.
Another month has passed already! This has been an extremely busy month filling custom orders and restocking the shop for the holidays ahead.
The New Extra Large Chair or Nap Crocheted Blanket - Northern Lights on Night Sky is a new design. The diagonal design is reversible. $125. One of a kind. More information and images are here.
Kjell also made Pet Kennel Tags this month. Since they are personalized, I'm not showing the ones he has made. They are great to have for your own pets and make beautiful gifts for pet owners. $12 each. Info here.
The holidays are upon us! We hope you'll take a "stroll through" our shop as you are shopping for holiday gifts for those you love and for yourself, too! We sincerely appreciate your likes, shares, favorites, and purchases, too.
All the very best,
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