Monday, December 27, 2004

Did she do it?

Remember the scarf you saw pictures of last week? The one that looked like this

Friday morning at about 3am?
As of about 6 pm it looked like this

(three guesses what fiber is in the pink wool blend yarn)

And as of 10pm Friday night, it looked like this:

WHEW! She loved it, and looked adorable in the set, and even just bought a pink coat that they match perfectly!

GB bought me pajamas that had these on the pants:

and I was wearing them when we got a visit from a Christmas elf! It was Christmas morning, GB had gone to pick up DSS from his mom's and I was finishing last minute wrapping. I was feeling a little blue that the two gifts we'd ordered for my mother weeks before hadn't come yet, and was wrapping a tiny "IOU" gift for her. There was a knock at the door. When I opened it, someone wearing a USPS jacket handed me a box and turned and ran back to his mail truck before I could even say "Thank you." It was NOT my usual mailman, and I don't think I've ever seen him before. It wasn't until I'd closed the door that I realized that I'd just had mail hand-delivered on Christmas day... An elf, maybe?
Joy To The World Elf

And speaking of GB, here he is, with his son, and my grandmother, at my parents house.

DSS got a keyboard for Christmas, and here he is with my mother, trying to figure out how it works:

And the requisite shot of the Christmas tree, with my blurry brother in the background:

I got a lovely top from one grandmother, an adorable purse from my aunt, and lots of great books, but the highlight was a little family of gifts. This family, actually:

That's a Fricke ball winder from my illustrious brother, a drumcarder from my parents (delivered by my own personal Santa, Shelia's husband who was nearby on business, drove it to my parent's house, and called my father a nerd ((it's okay - he is)) all sitting nicely on a "fiber station" from GB (with a shot of the screwdriver that put it together). You can even see Fiona looking on in awe. Yes, technically it's a wine rack, but it's where my drumcarder and ballwinder will live, and with some minor adjustments, a lot of my knitting/spinning books will live on it too, with a drawer for tools. I love all three, and I'm so exciting, and I wish I was home playing with them right now!

If you were to nail me down to one gift only, it would be what I'm wearing today (again) - a necklace from my DSS with a pendant of a rose, which I'm told he earned by selling so well in his school fundraiser... of course, it hasn't been off my body long enough to take a picture of it (and I'll spare you a close up on my chest) so I'll try to get a good shot later this week if it photographs the details with all the shine...Rose


Blogger Elisa said...

Wow - what a wonderful Christmas and what thoughtful gifts you received. Of course, I especially love that you got a rose necklace from your DSS. :)

The scarf looks great, too!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

It sounds like a fabulous holiday!
I'm jealous of the drum carder. What an honor that you DSS earned a necklace just to give to you - how sweet!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Sound like a lovely Christmas! Love the pink scarf :) and the family pics are great.

4:10 PM  
Blogger vi said...

and aslan helped you to finish
that is very thoughtful of him!
ps: tell aslan his curly headed alter ego is feeling better

5:14 PM  
Blogger - Rose said...

What great gifts!!! Can't wait for your reports on use.

- Rose

9:45 PM  
Blogger wenders said...

What thoughtful gifts! I am still holding out for a ball winder, but I am pretending that my mom was with it this year and only gifted things that could fit in a suitcase home. I hope you enjoy your fiber station! Happy Holidays!

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos!! And all the Xmas goodies - fabulous stuff. You have big karma for attracting enablers. Do tell - how can I be more like you??!!

8:40 PM  

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