Sunday, December 23, 2018

It's almost Time For Santa

I received the free pattern from W.Cushings for ordering this Christmas. I ordered a bent hook. A good start but not so much the white.

So I ripped that out and found something that works perfectly.

I chose a strip of  this wool that works. 

Sat husband and I had some time so we went to Woodstock Vt.
One of my favorite towns. This is a Congregational church.

That has a bell that was made by Paul Revere! It was cool to touch something Paul Revere made.

This town has lots of lovely old homes and a very fun Main St for shopping.

We went to lunch in a wonderful restaurant all decorated for Christmas.
And I met Gesine Bullock-Prado and had her sign my copy of this cookbook. She was sweet and welcoming. She has a cooking school in Vermont called Sugar Glider I am hoping to take a class with her at some point.I am hoping after Christmas to try one of her cakes.

Today I hit the grocery store (big mistake wall to wall people all chatting in the isles) and then spent the rest of the day picking up and prepping for Christmas eve dinner.
We have a couple of friends in every year and I make lobster stew and fresh biscuits mmmm among other things.  

Of course pork pie for husband. 
The presents are wrapped and the house is decorated so come on Christmas.

I can't wait to see my family on Christmas day!
My Son-in-law is having a bit of a health issue and sees a specialist after Christmas. He is much to young for health issues so if you have a Christmas prayer please say one for him. (you are such good prayers)
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas may you enjoy the day anyway you chose to, with family or quietly.
I will post again before the new year.
Merry Christmas!


Prims By The Water said...

Sending prayers for your son in law. Those lobsters look yummy. I went to the meat market today and what a big mistake. Crowded too! Had diner with my kids and grands tonight and afterwards we opened presents because the grands are with their father this Christmas. How cool to touch the bel that Paul Revere made!!! Janice

Saundra said...

I just gained weight looking at the delicious food you will prepare for family. How lucky they are to have you. Praying your son-in-law gets his health issues in check. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Jacqueline said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Julia said...

There always seems to be lots of good food at your house. I never had lobster stew but I've had plenty of seafood chowders with lobster in it. Here we call those pork pies, Tourtiere. It was a tradition at our house. I used to make them but I haven't made any this Christmas since my sister in law gave us one. We are invited to my daughter for Christmas dinner.

How cool that you got to touch a bell made by Revere. My daughter Nicole used to spend time visiting Vermont in the fall when she was living at home. A beautiful place.

I will keep your brother in law in my prayers.
Merry Christmas, Stay safe.
Hugs, Julia

WoolenSails said...

That looks like a fun town to visit. I like the idea of lobster, but my son can't stand the smell of it, so we have having a roast.
I hope your brother in law is ok and prayers will be coming his way.
Have a wonderful Christmas!


Larkrise garden girl said...

I sent a prayer, Have a Merry Christmas, hugs cheri

Rugs and Pugs said...

Praying for your son-in-law. How scary.
Wishing you and David the merriest of Christmases. It was so wonderful to meet you both. I feel I've know you forever ❤️❤️❤️

Farm Girl said...

I will pray for him. What a great place to visit. So do you like a bent hook? Does it help? I love the idea of lobster but for us it will just be clam chowder. The pie is good looking. I think I would like to take a class like that too.
I hope you have a lovely day with your family. Merry Christmas.

yaya said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Cathy! I'll keep your son-in-law in my prayers. I know they help! Your menu for today sounds delish! Have a great time with friends and family!

Saundra said...

Had to come back and look at that gorgeous job you're doing on the sleigh. I might check out her web page to see how much the pattern is. Its a beauty!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Cathy,
Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family!!! Your rug is just wonderful and I hope you enjoy hooking it!! You live in and near such a beautiful area and I am so happy you share your visits with us! The lobster looks so delicious and I'm sure it was!!! So sorry to hear of your SIL's health issues and I do hope and pray he gets well soon!!
Take care and enjoy the rest of the week leading up the the new year!!!
Heart Hugs~

Three Sheep Studio said...

I just love your 'sled' rug hooking ! Seems there was a time that everyone had a sled, just like that...but not so much anymore. I still have my original sled. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, with good health for your family.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That bell! OMG unbelievable...what an experience for you!