Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day 1.....I'm such a joiner........

I saw this.....

on Susan In Stitches blog, and thought it was such a cool idea. You can find the link in my sidebar, or go directly to BooMama's blog.

So today is day 1 for me. I'm starting with the outside of the house which I've been trying to take some nighttime pictures of Christmas lights, but haven't figured out my aperatures/shutter coordinates yet. Bear with me more research is needed.....

The backyard.....
I think it's been almost 15 years I've had these candles and I still like them. I've also had the large red bows for many years and only now thought to put them on the fence and trees. They sat in a box for the last two years because I didn't know where I wanted to put them.

The lights were on and I thought they'd show up more in this picture, but it still needs to be darker outside. I've already filled that bird feeder for the second time in two weeks. The sparrows and chickadees are really chowing down.

This is the front door with a bit of garland and another couple of trees decorated with some red berries on either side of the door.

Front door wreath and bells >

I was inspired by Susan's blog and her talent at taking Christmas pictures of all her animals/pets. I recruited my daughter to help with my Noodles to do some sort of garland arrangement, but there was so much movement by the model, this one turned out kind of blurry.

This was the best one, but as you can see by the placement of the ears she wasn't thinking this was fun.

Yeaaahhhh....this was fun. As you can tell by the tinsel shredded on the floor this wrestling match ended quickly. I had to save the garland.

There has been some knitting going on. Sparse as it is. I've made five of these hotpads in different colours, and given most of them away. I am using them as hotpads, but the pattern is calling it a dishcloth. The pattern is free and was found on Ravelry here. If you're not on Ravelry then it's here. Yarn used: Bernat Handicrafter Holidays, Colour 47706 Mistletoe, 100% Cotton, 100g/3.5oz. Any of the Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn works great with this pattern. I can make one in about four hours while watching television, and I'm not a fast knitter.

Tomorrow I'll have more pic's of Christmas decorating inside the house.


~ Phyllis ~ said...

Your decorations look so pretty. You are way ahead of me. I haven't put up any decorations yet.
All that snow looks cold up there.

Jody said...

I have been looking for those Starbucks cups here in my little town but no go.
It sounds like Noodles is about as cooperative as my Spicey when it comes to the festive outfits :)

Dana and Daisy said...

I enjoyed the tour of your home and meeting Noodles. These cats are really blog hogs aren't they?

Miss Daisy has her photo on my blog more than I do!
Love your knitting project, the sweet little table pads make me think of peppermint candy!

Merry Christmas!
Love, Dana and Daisy