Saturday, January 22, 2022

Bunny Sweater


Kelli gave me cute knitted toadstools for Christmas.  Yes, I still love toadstools.  They are so storybook-y.
GB (Girl Bunny) is wearing the sweater I made her, but I haven't made her dress yet.  I bought thread at the Bernina store, so I can do some more sewing (I had not purchased new thread in about six years).   My ironing basket is overflowing, so I have not been sewing.  I know, that doesn't make very much sense.  I have a mental block in my brain in regard to sewing.  I tend to think I should only sew if all the other housework is done.  Crazy!  Why do I think that way?
I want to ask you something.  Do you want to see all of Jolly's wives all lined up before he leaves me?  How curious are you about each of his visits? Should I do one big post with him standing by each one and then you can guess who might get picked?  We must leave it to the hostess selected to determine his fate, but she may decide to let him remain a bachelor.  Just curious as to how you feel about all of this.
 We recently returned from a memorial service in Washington State.  Over 700 people came to honor the life of our friend Dana.  She died of pancreatic cancer very quickly.  She was 57 years old, a wife, mom, granny, and teacher.  She loved Jesus and she radiated JOY.  She loved so many people and  so many people loved her.  We both are spending a lot of time thinking about her and her dear husband (and her extended family).  She's in Heaven.  I like to think about what Heaven is like, do you?
God be with you, friends.  I'll be waiting to hear your Jolly thoughts!  Thank you for coming by!  

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Jolly is Fine (a bit grumpy)

Hello!  I guess I took December off from my blog!  Jolly is here and has been for weeks and weeks. I'll explain the next step in a bit, but I wanted you to see my favorite Christmas gifts.  Yes, this granny received a soft rabbit and two rag dolls.  LOVE!  I am making a sweater and a dress for the bunny and I'll show you that next time.

I also made my first Christmas cake.  I love the deer on top and the trees.  The cake was good, too.  

 I really did want to make a video for you, so you could see Jolly's book, his envelopes full of wives, and hear the plan once again, but I just don't want to do the YouTube thing for various reasons.  I actually filmed a video three times. The last one was better, but I still noticed what a wiggle worm I am and also that I'm not sure I was super clear about all the details. (That's harder than I thought!)

So, what I'm going to do is take a few representative photos and then draw a hostess name, send the whole lot to her, and then she can share with you which wife she chose for Jolly.  I'm so sorry that you had to wait so long (if you were eager to know).  

It really gives me a greater respect for people who do videos and have channels and all that jazz.  It's a pretty big undertaking in my book.

Jolly has been resting and wrestling a bit with fear.  He isn't sure if he wants to get married.  He's adjusting to retirement.  He's a bit lost.  He's a little grumpy, so he's spending a lot of time in the pocket of his tour book.  He is still wearing his red scarf and his kilt.  I told him that as soon as we draw the name of the lucky hostess, he will depart, and he's okay with that.  Stay tuned!

I'm glad it's January.  We had a lovely Christmas and for that I'm grateful, but I like the new year.  I have three time consuming commitments, but I'm still free to knit, read, write, and socialize. 

I hope you are doing well.  I will take some Jolly photos in bright light and figure out a way for you to get a good look.  Thank you for joining in the fun.  God be with you!