Knotty Witch

Cooking, Crafting, Dreaming…it's what I do

Goin’ to get me a Marine! November 28, 2009

Filed under: Random Ramblings — knottywitch @ 12:51 am
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Well, when he left 3 months ago – he was “just” my older nephew. When Sis and I embark on our 24+ bus ride to Paris Island this Tuesday, he’ll be on his way to being a Private First Class Marine – a rank he earned before he went to boot camp. He’ll be home for a Month – most importantly- he will be home for his 18th birthday, and the rest of this holiday season – even New Years – before he heads off to Camp Lejeune for more training.

He’s the one in the middle. We’re so proud of him, and have missed him so much. I am SO psyched about the trip with my sister. She’s a little stressed (anxiety issues) – fortunately she works retail, so a 5 day relief from that and all it entails will be as great a motivator as bringing her baby home 🙂

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Ice Princess Necklace – Finished November 25, 2009

I really must confess, I am liking these posts that end with “Finished”, I’m liking it a lot 🙂 The Ice Princess Necklace is complete. It didn’t take long either! Once again, I am sorry about the crappy picture. The necklace wouldn’t even fit around the lamp shade – and it’s too small for me or my DD to model…it’s for my sister for Christmas – and it fits her. I know, because she tried it on for the button placement for the closure. Now, I have to make one for DD – but she wants a skull or something like that, not a snowflake.

I’m really amazed, and grateful beyond words to all the people who share their designing talents so freely with us. To be able to make such nice things for my family and friends as gifts for what ever occasion it may be for – or for no occasion at all is a gift given to me by strangers who have no idea what it means to me. To know, I can give something that someone will be able to love and would actually want to use is a such a beautiful thing, I can’t properly express it.

To those of you who I am speaking to and of – I can only say Thank You. 

 Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be able to give so freely and happily to those I love, and even to those I may never meet (through charities) items that will bring  a smile, some joy, or some comfort and warmth this holiday season and beyond. I truly hope you shall receive the same abundance in blessings as you have shared.

 

Vine on a Fence – finished November 24, 2009

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 I completed the Vine on a Fence Scarf from Nathalie over at  Gnats On the Windshield. For something so pretty, it was so easy to make. Plus, I used up more of my stash. The pictures I have really do not do it justice at all.