Sunday, November 23, 2008
busy bee is very happy
We have been busy, busy bees over here. Crafting and baking are consuming our time these days. The house smells wonderful with cinnamon, pumpkin and sweet potato permeating through each room....mmm. I just love the smells of the holidays. Reef has been waking up each morning asking, "what we are baking today?" and screaming with joy at the chance to push the dining room chair into the kitchen to be my big helper in the very orange apron.
We baked maple 'leaf' cookies dusted with sanding sugar and they are oh. so. good. and filled them in our thankful bags that we made for some of our dear sweet neighbors. Reef and Jacob decorated, filled and hand delivered each bag. We made seven in total and it was great to talk about all that we have to be thankful for...hand-prints and pens were on the top of Reef's list. Who doesn't love a great pen?
Turkey hand-prints (which can be found here) and flower trees decorate our mantel and make me plain happy to look at.
The most exciting news of all.....I am teaching myself to knit!
I have always, always, always wanted to learn to knit and have officially finished one row on my needles. Now if I could just finish out how to make that second row I will really be going places. The amount of giddiness that overcomes me every time I think about knitting or picking up my needles is that of a silly school girl, but I can not help it. It brings me true happiness. For Christmas I am almost positive I am getting my sewing machine and then there will be no stopping me. If any of you have any suggestions or links for knitting or sewing machines I would love to have them!