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Monday, December 14, 2009

My Winter Weekend

Happy Monday everyone! Here is a photo of a beautiful snowflake we have hanging in our front yard. The new fallen snow makes it twinkle even more. We got quite a bit of snow over the weekend which will be nice for Christmas. I did some shopping for a few relatives and sold one of our vehicles this weekend, so it was a busy one and as always went way too fast.

Every friend is like a snowflake, unique in beauty and design.

Each sparkles in a different way—some are playful, some refined.

But, unlike fragile snowflakes that fade when the sun appears,

Friends grow even more beautiful with every passing year.

Frederick
by Carriage House Samplings

Here's an update on dear Frederick, I love him and his colors are so fabulous!!! Between stitching and working, I have put him aside for just a bit so I can work on this

Patons "Harvest" wool yarn

fun and colorful scarf for my niece for Christmas. I love to crochet, too. Actually if it involves a needle and some sort of thread/fiber I am addicted to it! I purchased two skeins of this yarn (because it was the last two) but as I am flying along with it, I think I will be needing more yarn than I have. I hope I don't have any problems with finding the dye lot I need. If I do, I may do a stripe here and there with maybe the green to help me along. I will be adding some twisted fringe to the ends. I hope it turns out awesome and she loves it. She is really into scarves this year. Maybe I should put a "peace" logo on it, she would love that.
Sorry for such a short post, I am at work and lunch is drawing to an end. Hope you are enjoying the chilly weather we are having. I have been trying to keep up with your blogs, but have been a little behind lately. I am sure you are all making some beautiful designs for Christmas and having lots of fun. Enjoy!

13 comments:

Missy Ann said...

Short post or not, it's much better than I have been managing lately. I love the yarn you chose for the scarf - the colors are great.

Fred's a cutie!

Berit said...

How awesome is Frederick in his colours and keys!!

Gorgeous!

Catherine said...

I bet the snowflakes look wonderful! Loving Frederick and the scarf!

Blu said...

Frederick looks great.
The colours of that scarf are awesome!

stitchinfiend said...

Frederick is stunning and such rich colours in his plumage. That scarf is so funky I am sure she will love it.

Barbi said...

Frederick is gorgeous! He is sooo on my wishlist!
and that snowflake...well it's stunning.

Margaret said...

Frederick is looking gorgeous! And so is that scarf! I love the way the colors are coming out. I hope they have the dye lot you need on the yarn -- good luck!

Carolyn NC said...

Frederick is gorgeous and so is the scarf!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Jolene, I love Frederick!! He is so debonair--I just love the colors. I am so impressed with the scarf, too! I learned how to crochet--kind of--I never got the hang of the szwipping the hook/needle to the side and grabbing the thread, but instead did it with my hand--but haven't done it in so long that I forget how. Your niece will love the scarf--good luck finding the proper dyelot!

Cari said...

Frederick is quite a handsome fella - will you stitch his mate as well?

Your scarf is just lovely - what fun colors! I am sure your neice will love it.

Casa Pearl said...

Love those colors in your scarf - I will have to keep an eye out for that yarn in my area. And your Frederick is fabulous. I have him on a list to try and stitch in 2010 and seeing yours makes me want to start him right away!

Pumpkin said...

Glad to hear you are a busy gal :o) Your scarf color choice is gorgeous!

Frederick is looking lovely as ever ;o)

Suzanne said...

I love the snowflake display. Frederick is looking great! That wool is such a great colour, is it this years colour, because we will probably see this coming winter. I have to get myself some!