It is the day after Thanksgiving and the feast is over. Well that is until we eat leftovers for the rest of today. This is how Little Buddy and I decorated our table. He put stickers on simple cut outs I had for work. We spread them around under beautiful berries from my holly tree.
Speaking of the holly tree, it is so full and gorgeous this year I can hardly stand it. What does that mean, is it going to be a tougher than normal winter? Colder than normal? I have no idea. All I know is that it is stunningly beautiful, especially after a rain.
Thanksgiving decorations have been gathered up and are ready to be packed away. Dare I say Christmas decorations will be up today. I know it is way too early but this is the only time I have to do it, the rest of the month will be crammed full with work, Christmas shopping and wrapping. I am trying not to be so much of a grouch this year when it comes to Christmas. Trying is the key word here.
My favorite Little Buddy decoration for Thanksgiving. He missed out on lots of fun at school because he was so ill. This one is a keeper, those Pilgrims look hysterical to me. I laugh every time I see them.
There are certain things I needed to complete and this is the weekend to do it. I sort of finished this vest. Well I am saying sort of because it is supposed to be the Envision Cardigan by Heidi May. I was all excited about it and actually got a lot done until I got sidetracked with another project, said every crafter everywhere. When I dragged myself back to it and started the sleeves I saw the problem that had been lurking in back of my mind. I am not so good joining rounds in crochet. Actually, that is an understatement, I am horrible at it. Yes, I have tried all sorts of different ways to do it and I still stink. The bottom of the sleeves were going to look horrendous. So this is now the Envision Sweater turned into a vest. It is simple and elegant, or at least I am trying to convince myself it is. I adorned it with my 99 cent Joann Fabric and Crafts bargain pin found years ago. Will I wear it, I am not so sure but that really isn't the end goal is it? I mean creating is the main goal, if it fits and I wear it that is just an extra bonus. Made with Juniper Moon Yarns Moonshine in the color 01, 800 yards of yarn used, with a size H hook. This is the third attempt at a project with this yarn, it will not be frogged again, even if it needs to be.
Another goal was to plant some plants back behind my pool area. I got them in just in time as we had a good rain on Thanksgiving day. Is there anything prettier than raindrops on a beautiful poinsettia?
As for this guy, this is all you get today. He is pretending to be a snake and well snakes don't like their picture taken. I thought I would surprise him with a wee box of Frosted Flakes, I would have loved these when I was little. Nope, not Little Buddy, he did not like them and chose toast instead.
I have one more project to finish for Christmas. This will be a shawl/scarf for Little Buddy's Physical Therapist. She loves orange and I had this in my stash so it was a win-win. The only problem is with a triangle shawl you actually have to have the middle point of the triangle stay in the middle. The other evening I saw that I had veered off at some weird angle and the middle was no longer the middle. Rip, rip, rip and now I am back on track. The yarn at the bottom and the pattern is for my next project. I will share about that later.
I leave you here to start decorating, I have procrastinated long enough. I thank you for your birthday wishes for my sister. I thank you for your Thanksgiving wishes, and of course for your friendship.