Saturday, November 26, 2022

On To December

 I do hope all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving. We did, but am I ready to get back to normal. I am already tired of leftovers. I didn't do a turkey this year but chicken quarters. I put them in a brine like I normally do my turkey and they were fantastic. I am glad I decided to have chicken because the kids I have who live here ate earlier in the day at the outlaws. Then they came here for dinner, which they really weren't hungry for but had desert. We had a nice evening anyway just visiting and talking. We did a zoom call with the families that live in other places and our grandchildren who were born after everyone moved got to see cousins they haven't met. Its a odd place but I am so thankful that we can see each other and not have to only wait for letters. All in all it was a nice day. 

We have a golf course very close to here. You cannot believe how huge the flock of Canadian Geese are that live there. Sometimes when I am out driving early in the morning they will be flying around the golf course and there are so many it boggles the mind. I would love to go and watch them some day. You know, I really never wanted to live on a gold course, but I would this one because of the crazy amount of wild life that lives there. I would only want to be on a golf course so I could drive a golf cart around. 

 The trees around here are finally changing color. We have had quite a few mornings with freezing temperatures so the trees are really vibrant and red and yellow. I have enjoyed the color very much. 

speaking of color here is the new wool I bought from Heavens to Betsy. 

Its such nice wool. I think the hardest thing of all is to cut this sometimes. I really do love to sit and look at it. But today I will be cutting it because I need to finish up this cute rug by Cammie Bruce.


I am still undecided about the ear. I will keep hooking though and see how I feel about it later. It seems like once I start reverse hooking I end up not stopping until I completely almost start over. I hope to work on this when I get off the computer. 

I also have been making candles and soap. I used to do that years and years ago when I had young kids. Then life gets busy and I stopped. One day I was thinking about those things I used to love to do and I remembered. So I am having to relearn all of this again. Things have changed for the better I think when it comes to making candles and soap. When I made soap a long time ago, I used what ever I could find, old boxes or crates and lined with plastic wrap for soap molds now I have the nicest soap molds to use. I made goat milk and honey soap and then clear soap. Both smell wonderful and are so nice to use.

I love making candles in these tiny ball blue jars. I found some one day I was shopping and I knew what I would do with them. I am so glad that I get to do these things again. It makes my brain feel rested in the same place that dyeing wool makes me feel. Very relaxed and calm. 

So just a little of what I have been doing to keep myself entertained. Three more weeks and I will be on my winter vacation. I have been a leader this year in Bible Study Fellowship. I have also been attending a Bible Study at my church. That has kept me busier than I thought I would be and I have felt like I am working full time. I love it but it does keep me from blogging. 

So as we look from November to December, I wonder at the speed of which 2022 has flown by. 

Thank you for stopping by if you still read this once and a while blog. I really do appreciate it. 


This was my goal I made for 2022. I think I did a pretty good job this year as I set my sights forward and not back. K.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Canadian geese are beautiful creatures, but the most disgusting! They poop bigger than a small dog and leave it everywhere ;-(
Your wool is lovely and your Cammie rug is so sweet. She has the best patterns. (I think she is having a small business Saturday if I remember correctly.) Don't do any reverse hooking yet, but I think the ear needs to be darker and maybe outlined with a very narrow beauty line. Just my two cents.
Your soap and candles look great ;-)

Saundra said...

I'm sure the golfers aren't happy with the habitat of those geese as they have to tiptoe around the poop.
Wonderful wool and agree with Lauren's 2 cents worth, lol.
OH, I've never made soap buy have a friend who used to and I loved her lavender soap.

Kessie said...

It's such nice soap, too! I tried it this morning and it's so nice on your skin. I'm going to have to learn to make some now that I have the space to do crafts like that.

Pom Pom said...

Oh, that rug! It's so very cute! I like looking at your wool, too!
Your chicken sounds delicious. We gave the turkey leftovers to the kids and are still eating the beans and Jello! LOL!
Yay for December when we can be home, right?

Julia said...

It's nice seeing a post from you. I'm so behind in commenting.
Some Canada Geese are still hanging around here I heard some the other night.
You have been a busy bee. Your soap looks so nice and smooth. I bet it smells nice too. You're a fast hooker. I'm still working on the same rug for ages.
Wool is so expensive but so is linen backing. I bought 2 yards of Linen backing at the hook-in and with tax, it cost $92.

Take care,
Hugs, Julia

Gretchen Joanna said...

You've been having a lot of fun, I see. Soap and candles - oh my. I did something today that I used to do nearly every week: make a big pot of soup, with lots of vegetables. And I cooked a lot of other things, too. It was quite satisfying. Happy December, Kim!