Friday, December 20, 2013

Soon

Soon it will be Christmas and I am almost ready.


Soon my beautiful Amaryllis will fully unfurl her beautiful petals.
 

Soon I will finish making these coasters/trivets.  I am not loving this crochet ruffle edge. I think I may have to take it all off.

 
They are not for presents, they are just because I got a whim to cut up my felted disaster Lucy bag that I made a while back.


I think this looks better, don't you?
 

Soon I will show you a wonderful present from my friend Teresa.  I am waiting just in case this is also a surprise for other blog friends. Teresa has been about the best blogging friend in the world.  I cherish our friendship (and I want to go live her and her husband on their farm!)  Please Teresa, won't you let me?  I'll start packing right now.


Soon I will also show you this wonderful Christmas surprise from  Betsy.  She maybe presenting these to lovely ladies attending a lunch at Teresa's house next week.  I won't let out her secret, but I will thank her from the bottom of my heart for her kindness and generous nature.  Betsy is an Angel to so many people in her life.  She is the most giving knitter I know, please pop in an visit her because you will sure be glad you did.


Soon this shawl will be finished.  I am on the ruffle and I have so many stitches on my circular needle it takes me 50 minutes to knit a row!  That is correct 5-0! I am not a super fast knitter but I am no slug either.  The funny thing is since I am making this pattern up I have no one to blame but myself for this ruffle mess.  When it is done I hope to wrap myself in lovely alpaca softness.
 

Soon I will be getting in my car and driving across the state to pick up my son and his friend from their swim team training trip.  I have a five hour drive there, and a five hour drive back.  But soon my son will be in my car, and I can gaze at his beautiful face as he sleeps away the exhaustion of his week, right next to me.

Soon my family will be together.  I am happiest when we are all home, sleeping in our beds.  It feels complete, like this is the way we should be.  I miss my son who is so far away from me in Ohio.  Yes I know he is supposed to be there, but as his Mom part of my heart is always missing when he is not home.

Soon we will have Christmas.  I have wrapped presents like a crazy woman this week.  I have all my paperwork for work completed early so it does not interfere with my Holiday time.  Soon we will decorate the tree, we have been waiting for Mr. 20 year old to get home.  Soon we will be together as a family and I can finally breathe a big deep breath, because this is now it is supposed to be.

39 comments:

Bridget said...

I truly love this post. Merriest of Christmases, Meredith!

Dee said...

A beautiful post .... wishing you and your family just the BEST Christmas ever.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

So very excited for you that your son will be home for Christmas!

Of course you have wonderful bloggy friends because you are a wonderful bloggy friend.

I do confess I am with you on wishing I could be a part of the gang out there with Betsy and Teresa. They are all so talented and bless each other with their talents. They are all such awesome ladies.

Merry Christmas to you and yours sweet friend.

kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful post Meredith, Merry Christmas
Oh I kinda like the ruffle edge, but I like the plain one too

Dawn Sparks said...

Love watching the amarilus. Mine did not make it. :(

Stins said...

That's all you need really, isn't it, to have all your loved ones together....
Loved your Sophie pictures by the way ;-)!
Hugs, Mirjam.

linda said...

I agree Meredith it is lovely when the whole family are together I'm sad my youngest won't be back till New Years eve, but at least I'll see him then even if it's just for 4 days, I liked your frilly edge it was fun but it looks good without too. I am making coasters too, I never seem to have enough! Have a lovely Christmas with all your family around you. xxx

Kris said...

Hi Meredith! Teresa and Betsy are two of my favorite blogging sisters too. They are wonderful and giving, and write beautiful blogs, and create gorgeous things!!!
I loved your Sofie from previous post!
Drive safely to retrieve your son, and enjoy having all of your chicks in the nest!!
xo Kris

Betsy said...

Ah Meredith, this is a beautiful post about many of the joys in your life you're looking forward to. I'm so glad you like your little gift and I also wish you could be with us at our lunch. The friends I've met through blogging are all amazing women and you all inspire me every day.

We were talking last night at Bible study about what Christmas in our past gave us the most joy. I told them that it's any Christmas I can look around and see each of my children's faces present. That hasn't happened in years because of distance but, oh my, the joy when they ARE here. I cried such happy, joyful tears when they were ALL here in August for the first time in years. They love each other so much and take such absolute pleasure in each other's company. The laughter and love is wonderful to behold.
Merry Christmas my sweet friend. Cherish each and every moment with your family.
Blessings,
Betsy

Babajeza said...

Oh Meredith, what a gread idea to cut the bag that made you so miserable into pieces. I LOVE the ruffle edge very much.

Merry Christmas!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My boy arrived on Tuesday! :) I like the ruffle on the coaster, too. But the simple design is also nice. Teresa and Betsy are definitely the sweetest of bloggers. And you are so deserving of their gifts as you are always giving, too. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday! Hugs, Tammy

CJ said...

The shawl looks wonderful, I'm sure those long rows will be worth it in the end. So glad your missing piece will be brought home soon. Hope you have a safe journey, and that you are all together before very long. Hope it is a good weekend.

Toni said...

5 days--can you believe it????

Hope you and your family have an AMAZING Christmas week!!!

Nana Go-Go said...

A couple of years back, I received one of those beautiful cards and a little pressie from Teresa and I showed it to my sister who asked 'someone actually lives on that farm'?(meaning it was truly breathtaking!).I treasure her gift as I know you will treasure yours, Meredith. I love that grey alpaca - looking forward to seeing the finished article.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

Sorry, forgot to say, safe journey there and back with your very precious cargo!Enjoy.x

Linda Gilbert said...

He'llo there .. Well firstly I hope Teresa has plenty of room because I want to live there too. But I have a bit further to travel than you.
Secondly I am in exactly the same position as you. Happy Christmas lovely lady. A lovely post and I wish you the happiest of days together .
Love Linda

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hello there my friend, I loved your "soon" post. I agree with all your family love and being together and thinking that that's just the way it is suppose to be. I've had to make a lot of adjustment this year. We won't be seeing two kids this year due to the wedding and the other 3 will be coming up after christmas on the weekend, so I've had to wear my big girl panties and grow up!!! And no mom this year, boy I sound pathetic.
But I have so much to be thankful for and I'm more then grateful for that.....and great blog friends like you Meredith, xoRobin

Gracie Saylor said...

Meredith, you continue to inspire me, and I am so glad I found your blog :) Thanks for another lovely post. Blessings as you travel and celebrate and love in the days ahead. xx

PS I hope you did not rip out the edging. I like it, but I trust your creative judgement whatever you choose to do :)

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear Meredith.. you are the bestest! I made something different for my gifts for the girls so you can show what I sent if you want. I'm loving the pretty special glass ornament you sent!! I'm saving the other gift to open with the girls. I am so happy that you'll have all your babies safe in your house for Christmas. I will have 2 out of 3 of mine. The other one is 3000 miles away and has told me she would never be back for Christmas as who would want to travel at that time of year. ::sigh:: Anyway.. I super wish you could be with us on Monday. But we'll save a spot for you and imagine you're with us.

❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lynne said...

Oh man, you have a lot of nice things to look forward to. Have a beautiful Christmas!
Lynne

kathy b said...

Awww your son surely knows how loved he is! Soon my girl will fly home after an exhausting week in the ER Where mothers insist their children are allergic to cheesecake, but not to cheese. IT will be so FUn to have her in the house. The tree is lit, the cookies are done plus some, and the presents are wrapped. Not to clean and host.

Mrs. Micawber said...

Those coasters are a brilliant idea - it makes me want to crochet something and felt it and cut it up into something else! I really like the horizontal-stripes one.

So you are designing a shawl! Can't wait to see it. :)

Enjoy all your soon-to-be pleasures and be sure to get some relaxing time in too!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Have a absolutely wonderful Christmas with your family.

Loving those ruffles.

Jen

moonstruckcreations said...

Just finished work yesterday so now have to get myself into gear to get Christmas sorted - Im nowhere near ready - EEK!

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Helenxx

♥´¯`•.¸¸.Linda Dawn´¯`•.¸¸.♥ said...

Such a wonderful post about friendship, family and our deep affections for the people we most care about. Have a great family Christmas Meredith xx

BettyandAnnie said...

Well it may come as no surprise that I like the pink ruffle edging on the coasters and think it should stay. I wish you a happy time this Christmas and hope the long journey to collect your son is a safe one xxx

Hannapat said...

So many special people in your life to be grateful for and it's a testament of the lovely person you are. Enjoy all these moments as they slowly fall into place and savour every minute and detail. Much love xoxo

kristieinbc said...

Being wrapped in that alpaca softness on cold winter nights will more than make up for the edging. Please be sure to show us a picture when it is finished!

Have a safe drive going to get your son. Hopefully he manages to stay awake for part of the drive home so you get some visiting time in. :-)

Merry Christmas!

Gillian said...

Meredith, this is such a wonderful, calming post, it really is. Full of the simple warmth and love of Christmas. I bet your home is a happy place to be over the Christmas season. Merry Christmas to you and your family. x

Susanne said...

I think as moms we all get a little melancholy during this time of year when we are anticipating loved ones coming home. I loved it especially when my girls were little and I was still in control of just about everything. When they grew up it was never the same, they had their own homes and obligations. We will all be gathering on Monday at my oldest daughter's home because on the 24th and 25th my youngest has to work. I will go back on both those days because Rachael's birthday is the 24th and she wants Holden to open his presents on Christmas morning. I will go spend time with my mom Christmas afternoon. This is a busy time of the year for everyone. I hope your sons make it home safely. Wishing you a Merry Christmas dear friend.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Faith said...

You are clearly very well loved! Lovely post Meredith, so glad that you will soon be all together for christmas. Hope that you have really wonderful Christmas.

And yep, you're right, what were you thinking designing such long rows!

Joy said...

A beautiful thankful post Meredith - I'm sure you'll enjoy every precious moment with those you love and they must also be so looking forward to having that special time with the wonderful person that you are! Happy Christmas and the very best for 2014!
Warm Christmas hugs, Joy xoxo

Jo said...

A heartfelt post, I enjoyed reading ti and feeling warm inside. Jo x

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Meredith! It is such a good feeling when all the presents are finally wrapped! I used my sewing room cutting table for the first time to wrap mine and I loved it. No more dragging all the wrapping paper and ribbons upstairs to use the kitchen island. I love the coasters they are very pretty. The sun is trying to shine here in Ohio today after two days of steady pouring rain. Safe driving to pick up your son!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

We plan and work so hard for this special Christmas Day to arrive!! I'm with you--
Soon. . . .
But then on that special day, I want each minute to equal 5 minutes and to go slowly so I can take in everything around me and everyone I'm with on that very special day!!
I like the first coaster with the frilly pink fringe around it --- but I like pink and frilly things!!
Your Amaryllis is lovely!! Two buds - NICE!!
Have a wonderful Christmas Day with your family!!

elns said...

Lovely post Mere! I feel like I too am finding my way through the busy and appreciating all the good bonding time. I'm happy with anticipation at just knowing we will be able to relax together for a nice block of time and adventure to the mountains.

Penny said...

Wishing you and your precious family a wonderful Christmas gathering full of love and memories made xox Penny

Jennifer said...

I wish you and your family a lovely, peaceful holiday. I'm really glad we connected, my friend.

Cari said...

Merry Merry Christmas Meredith !! Feels like we're going to have cooler temps…so perfect for working with fiber. Hugs