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Whirlwind of a Month

almost finished
Well, December is almost over. This December has been unusually busy for us as you have probably noted from my posts. My husband and I were in a wedding and I will be in another wedding after Christmas. We also went to a wedding of one of my grad school friends this weekend. All of this has been in addition to the holiday hustle. It’s not over yet, but today I should be wrapping up enough of the little tasks (like picking up my bridesmaids dress) that I should be able to enjoy the rest of the festivities!

finished objects
In the midst of the craziness, I have managed to be fairly productive. This morning I finished my mother in law’s Christmas present. This is much better than last Christmas where I stayed up almost all night Christmas eve to finish the afghan I made them. It is wrapped and sitting under the tree. The finished result…
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Here’s a closer view of the stitch pattern. I did it in seed stitch which seemed to take a while but I finished it in a week, so I guess it wasn’t that bad. I did selvages on the edges because the edges looked funny in just regular seed stitch. Oh, and it’s in Inca Alpaca which is really soft. The goal was for the scarf to have a sort of open look but still be substantial enough to be warm if necessary. Hope she likes it!

I also did some baking this week. I made bread two nights in a row for our various office celebrations. Wednesday night, I made rolls and Thursday I made cinnamon rolls and monkey bread (discussed in a previous post). There is just something about bread baking in the oven!
bread

memories
The holiday season brings back a lot of memories. Today I finally put all of my ornaments on the tree and it conjured up a lot of Christmas memories. I love my keepsake ornaments. So, since I’m taking a walk down memory lane, I thought I would share some of them with you. First of all, the memories that I have made just this month. This is my husband and I at our friends’ wedding.
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And of course, the beautiful blushing bride, Stephanie.
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Now for some Christmas memories. This is a picture of me visiting Santa Claus.
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And finally, this is me with our Christmas tree when I was little. When I was very small, we would go to the back of our property to find a Christmas tree because we had a lot of land. I think this might have been one of those years.
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Wow! This has been quite a post. Hope it was entertaining and that you make many great holiday memories this week!

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2 thoughts on “Whirlwind of a Month

  1. You are too cute! I love the old pictures… It’s fun to see how people change when they grow up. The scarf is gorgeous! Where did you get that yarn? It looks soooo soft and cuddly. Happy Holidays!

  2. Yay, photos! Look at cute little blonde you! 🙂
    The Inca Alpaca scarf is stunning — your mother-in-law will love it. Beautiful colour, too!
    Merry Christmas, Sarah!

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