Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Taking Care of Mr. E.

Mr. E had a bad tummy bug the last week and I took care of him for three days so he wouldn't get anyone else sick. I didn't get any Christmas sewing done, but my camera got a work out instead. Here are a few random photos of our time together.

He has to keep his cell phone handy,
after all mommy or daddy might call.
I introduced him to a wooden spool and a bowl.
He figured out how to beat the spoon on the bowl,
but he also thought the bowl was a great hat.
He's beginning to enjoy tummy time
and discovered the bottom of his exersaucer.
He now likes to feed himself . . .
usually the bottle is in the right position.
He is better now and is enjoying early Christmas presents: his top two front teeth! He has four teeth now and loves them. Yesterday he surprised me by giving me a kiss! How cool is that? Who needs anything for Christmas when you have adorable grandchildren?

Sweet P

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A Scarf for Hotel Man and Photos With Mr. E

I finished the scarf for Hotel Man. He was gracious enough to let me take a photo of him in it.
Mr. E came over and spent Sunday afternoon with us. He came appropriately dressed for the game and for the holidays. I love the smile on his face.
Hotel Man, AKA Grampa Boo, adores Mr. E and I'm sure the feeling is mutual. Here they are having an intimate conversation. I think they are talking about how ugly the Patriots played on Sunday.
Mr. E loves to look at himself in any mirror,
even if the mirror is as dirty as this one.
I am almost finished with my Christmas gifts. I have a child's apron and a Christmas stocking left and then I'm done.

Tomorrow we are getting another snow storm. Hooray! I love snow, but I have to go to work instead of staying home and sewing. Oh well, I'll get a snow day sometime this winter.

Sweet P

Sunday, December 06, 2009

SSCS Package and First Snowfall

My SSCS package arrived from Granny Loz a few days ago. She included this wonderful stocking that was holding a Christmas soldier who is hiding a seam ripper and a Christmas stocking stitchery pattern.
Four children's book for Mr. E,
A mug holder for Hotel Man,
And a present to open on Christmas. Oooo . . . I can't wait to open it up.
In other news, we had our first real snowfall of the year. Here are a few of the views we woke up to this morning.
Looking out the patio doors
Looking out the living room window
A close-up view of the mill smoke stack
Our car
I love, love, love snow. I was so giddy yesterday I think I drove one my co-managers crazy. I couldn't stop smiling, singing Christmas songs and giggling. Now I am really in the Christmas mood!

Sweet P

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

What's Happening Around Coffee Time

It's been a quiet holiday weekend at Coffee Time. My mail box is still looking for my Stitching Angel package and my Secret Santa package. However, I did win a drawing on Threadbare Creations and received these two adorable Christmas stitcheries. Thanks, Rose!
I finished the scarves from Joy's Scarf Along. I kept one for myself and the rest are gifts. I love them! I wore mine shopping the other day and received a few compliments and smiles on it.
I finally wound my Cosmo floss and put it in a box. I'm still looking for the right pattern to be able to use them, but for now they are fun to look at!
I've been working on my Gypsy Scarf from Learn a Stitch, Create a Scarf. I'm onto the second of three parts of it. I love it so far! The flower stitch in cream is a new one for me. It took me a few tries to figure it out, but I think I like it.
Today I plan to work on a few Christmas cards and goodie packages. I decided to send Christmas cards and stickers to our younger nieces and nephews. I figure they will enjoy getting their own Christmas mail.

What are you doing to get ready for Christmas?

Sweet P