Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Keeping Busy

I have been knitting the one thing that I know how to knit and have been knitting these since I was in middle school. I never progressed beyond these. OK I did knit 2 needle mittens a few times but these are my staple.I pick up good yarn at the thrift store when I see it for my Christmas slippers. And this pair is for a very small girl who will be walking very soon! 11months old yesterday.                                                                  
Since David's appetite hasn't really returned yet I have been baking for him. I made his favorite choc chip cookies, I threw in a some craisins very yummy.

I really couldn't have Christmas and no decorations, so this is the table in the family room that faces the fire place. I used the large rug I hooked under it and an old quilt top, with a handmade snowman and a wire reindeer. I can't do much more because of dust etc for David........

and speaking of David we made another trip to Boston, numbers are great, and everything is going well. The first test was done to see how many of his brothers cells have taken over. It will take 2 weeks to get it back. When this is done David and his brother will have the same DNA amazing right?
The weather here is warm and wonderful. The best part is all the snow from last week is gone!
I have not shopped for one thing I think it will be cash or gift certificates. Really we are a very blessed family so no one needs much. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and to the reason the cat can not be on David is scratches. Of course he shouldn't breath in gobs of hair either but it is the scratch they are most concerned with and she likes to kneed before she sits in your lap.OUCH
So in closing I will leave you with some words from the late great John Wayne......
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean.
It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.


Larkrise garden girl said...

Your both plugging away and I bet your so happy he's home.Hugs Cheri

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
What sweet little slippers. You know more about knitting than I do. I can knit the most basic of scarves.
That rug is HUGE. I had forgotten it was so large.
Big hugs to you and David.

camp and cottage living said...

Thanks for the John Wayne quote-so nice and so true.
I like your Christmas table. Sometimes simple is the best!
Praying all reports continue well for David!

annie said...

Love your snowman, and rug. Those little slippers are just so cute! Continuing to lift up your family. Love the Duke!

Orange Sink said...

Ohhhhh! Such cute little booties and love the color! Miss baby will have warm little tootsies this winter!
You're a good wife Miss Cathy! Glad that David is doing so well! Bet the cookies were devoured!
Continued well wishes!
Cathy G

Liz said...

Looks like Christmas is on the way to your house! I love the idea of putting craisens in your chocolate chip cookies.

judemiller1 said...

I few years ago I made slippers for a charity--tons and tons of slippers--I am so sick of knitting slippers, LOL. They are adorable and Miss Baby is going to love them.

Saundra said...

Adorable knitted booties. And, gorgeous rug you hooked ~ hope no one spills food on it. But then we hookers know that wool cleans up like a charm as it has already been prewashed.

Well the snow cleaned the air for David so that was a gift of sorts. You, the family, and David have everything that is important for Christmas..... each other and life.

yaya said...

This Christmas will be different but I'm betting you will always remember it and it may well turn out to be the best ever! I love those slippers. My Grandma always made them and I still have a pair she made for me. The cold weather is slowly creeping here...a few flakes have fallen, but no accumulation yet. I'm still not ready for it! Have a good weekend!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I'm so glad to hear that David is doing well. The booties are sweet! Do you use wool yarn for them? My Grammy used to make us slippers. I love the rug under your Christmas table.

We're having a pretty simple Christmas here's kind of a relief not to have to shop so much!
Hugs and Blessings!

jody said...

so glad to hear things are going well for you guys! i love the little slippers! too cute and i know she will like them too. i can knit washcloths...:) may have to try those little slippers tho! thoughts and prayers to you!

jody said...

and that rug, oh my gosh! beautiful! great colors! so talented! more thoughts and prayers!

Kim said...

I love your keep it simple approach this year. Remember - you have the most important part with you - Dave!

Ginger said...

Just dropping by to say hello. I'm glad to hear your hubby is doing well. The little green booties are so sweet. Your grand-baby will love them. You are very talented. I love your rugs!
Take care and I'll drop in again soon.

Til next time...God bless and Merry Christams.