Speaking of mice, Miss Bug received a little mouse to go with her bigger mouse of a few Christmases ago. I adore the face!
I baked a batch of peanut butter cookies, but that was it. We gobbled candy instead. Chocolate is everyone's choice anyway. Sometimes my mom serves chocolates for desert. That's a good idea, right?
Kelli's new house is VERY pretty with lovely Colorado land views all around.
For now, the girls are all in one bedroom (the other bedrooms are downstairs, too far away from Mama and Papa Bear). Doesn't this remind you of Nanny McPhee?
My mom's gift to the girls: their own Christmas trees. Because they moved right before the big day, they liked having their own trees. The decorations are so candy-like. They insisted on angels on top.
This was a horse Christmas for them. Do you see the floppy horse on the left? He's a puppet. I can't wait to play with him when I stay over.
This is what the country looks like in Colorado.
The house doesn't have a pantry, so Bryan found this big barn board cupboard at his favorite antique store. Isn't it funky?
Can you believe the stove? Fancy! I hope I can remember how to turn on the oven.
I'd like a pat on the back for dragging out my ripples. Somewhere, I messed up a bit, so I'm trying to correct. This will be a big pillow, not a blanket.
I remembered the pattern for this alpaca cowl I'm making for a friend and I found another skein of yarn. Yay! It feels extremely cuddly.
I am an amateur crocheter. I really don't get it, but some how I ended up with A LOT of crochet hooks. Do you see the old "60 cents" package? A granny gave that to me.
Here's a bit of my Christmas book love. Annotated Anne? Yippee!
This is FUN to read. Smells and the secrets of smells. VERY good reading.
Bill bought me a very impractical item (x4!) from my Amazon wish list. YAY! When I was a kid, we had a collection of bunny cups that my mom used when serving us cocoa. A few of them were broken over the years and none of us kids could agree on whose was whose. I have such a soft spot in my heart for bunny dishes. Now I have a nice little set of four to use when three nice people come over for second breakfast or a cookie break.
This book is about making a garden a play place. Yes!
I read this book 25 years ago and I didn't have it anymore, so I wanted to read it again. It's a good read.
Polka dot mugs from my sweetie, too. I love spots.
Some people don't like getting household things for gifts. I'm not one of those people. My mama cooked with a cast iron skillet like this and it was so useful. Tomorrow, a pot roast will slow cook. You can make pizza with these lovelies, too. Kelli also gave me new pots! I have to rearrange and give away some of the junk in my little cupboards so I can start using them.
Another little thing, The Poetry Foundation is a wonderful site. There is a very handy free app for your iPad or phone, too. Also, Poetry 180 (Library of Congress) is lovely.
Okay, sorry to hop around so much (I know. I always do.)
Thank you for your friendly visits and kind words of comfort. YOU are a SWEETIE PIE.