I run around so much for work, and of course for Little Buddy that today I need a simple day. Actually every Sunday I need a simple day. My decorations are up, well except for my tree which is the last thing I put up and the first thing I take down. My yarny gifts are almost complete, the last crochet cowl is in the works as I type this. I have Christmas cards to address and must get my husband to write a wee note about Little Buddy to include with our cards. A lot of people don't know about him yet and I want them to see how he fits into our family, and not to think he is our Grandchild (I am assuming Mr. 21's ?!?!?!), like one acquaintance thought after he ran into my husband and Little Buddy at the grocery store. Seriously this man, who actually knows Mr. 21, actually asked that!
Today is about simple.
Maybe I will wear my new scrap yarn slippers. These are made with the leftover Malabrigo bits and bobs I had from the crochet cowls I made. The flowers were already made, I have a tendency to whip one up when I have a bit of yarn leftover. I used them to cover my wonky seams which are ever so much more apparent in stripes. Funny the stripes match up from the wrong side when I sewed them up. Lets just say my finishing techniques leave much to be desired.
I love the wonkieness of them, is wonkieness actually a word? You can find the pattern for them here.
I saw these plastic ornaments on sale at Joann's for a dollar each and had an idea. Only a true yarn lover would think of putting yarn ends into a plastic ornament and think it would look dazzling on a tree.
My lovely friend Lynda sent me these two ornaments. They have been on her Christmas tree for years. I think she sent them to the right place.
May I introduce you to Mrs. Claus with toothpick knitting needles.
And of course this darling sheep who will never be packed away in the Christmas bin again. I think this lovely sheep deserves to be displayed year round.
Her Highness is getting ready to burst into bloom. She was moved closer to the house this year as our summer was very hot. She has grown a little but is in risk of being shown up by her daughter, Princess.
I purchased Princess last year and she has outdone herself growing and adapting to her new home. She is huge and apparently loves the total neglect I give her. If you have read my blog in years past you will know my Christmas cactus live outside in the Florida heat and humidity, I water them all the time, re-pot them and frankly forget they are supposed to be treated differently. I never follow the rules on growing them and they seem to thrive so I am keeping with what works.
I almost forgot to buy an Amaryllis plant this year. I loved having one on my table last year, so when I saw one at the grocery store a few days ago I bought it. I bought the smallest one they had so I could see it grow. It has already grown inches in just a few short days. I look forward to seeing that gorgeous red bloom.
So today is about simple, being at home, making blueberry muffins, addressing cards, maybe a row or two of crochet, a bike ride/walk with Little Buddy and just being at home.
How is your Sunday shaping up?