Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December project, and my Christmas giveaway

Needless to say, the December project is stalled. Sewing machines need electricity. I do have my great grandmother's treadle machine, but I'm not quite that motivated. Melting snow to flush the toilet is my limit right now. I have done a lot of cutting for my December project. It is now re-named. It's my "Winter Project". I had good intentions when I had electricity.

I just called the electric company for an update. The recording said that our power had been restored. We told them that wasn't accurate. We were even nice about it.

I'm still knitting.... and knitting.... and knitting. I started a knitted handbag and I'm having trouble with it. I'm not sure if my brain is frozen or if there is a mistake in the pattern.

I want to give all of my blog readers a Christmas gift. All you have to do is reply to any post on the blog. You can post a recipe, a comment on a picture, or whatever. Just reply to anything. Everyone who replies will receive a gift from me. Everyone will get a fat quarter, and one lucky person, chosen at random on December 31st, will receive a book from my website. Come on... don't be bashful! Just let me know you're out there and I'll spread some holiday cheer in your direction. Look- if I can sit here with no electricity and no running water, melting snow to flush my toilet and grilling hot dogs on the BBQ grill in the snow on December 23rd.... and STILL be in the Christmas Spirit..... the least you can do is sent me a few lines. I'd love to know who all is out there!

In a few hours it will be Christmas Eve. This is one I will always remember. That's a gift in itself. Some of the best memories come out of adversity. I hope you are all making wonderful memories of your own right now. Remember- life is all about attitude. And it's your choice. Merry Christmas Eve Eve!


ikkinlala said...

I hope your electricity comes back on soon! Ours was out for a while about a week ago, but back on fairly quickly (although the phone took almost a week). We're lucky enough not to have to melt snow for water, though, as the creek is still running.

Susan Cahill said...

I will keep you in my thoughts as I sit in my warm house. All we have is lots of snow but have not lost our power yet. Last winter we spent a lot of time in the dark and cold, I huddled with the dog to keep us both warm. I'm glad I have no shopping left to do because the roads are too dangerous.
Keep up your good spirit and merry Christmas.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)