Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Hello Fellow tatters! Can you hear that?..............Listen's the content sigh of a college student released from the confines of semester projects and finals, liberated and free to enjoy her WINTER BREAK!!!! Hooray! :) Needless to say, I am ever so happy to be on break. Now I am free to tat, read, and play outside with my sister, ride horses, and just be a kid again! Well, as much of a 'kid' as a twenty-something can be.

I'm working on a bookmark for my dad at the moment that has a really sweet purpose. As I previously shared with ya'll, it was my parents 25th wedding anniversary this year and they will be going away on a weekend retreat. My mom found a website that listed all the old fashioned anniversary gifts that couples give every year. The biggest ones everybody knows are silver for 25 years and gold for 50 years. Well, for the first 15 the gifts range from wood, to clay, to linen, and lace. Can you guess which one I'm helping mom with? Yup, it's lace. She chose a bookmark pattern in 'man-ly' colors and I should have it done by tonight! Pictures to come!
What else is new??? I've started the second round on that 'never-to-be-finished' hankie edging. I am totally in love with it; it's worth all the time.
Other then that, life goes on here on our Illinois farm. We had a wicked winter storm last weekend and are excepted to get a more, umm friendly snow tonight. I can easily handle 3-5 inches, but sustained 35 MPH winds and below zero temps are very tiring.
So now that I am on break be sure to check in often because I'm going to be posting all the Christmas happenings!! Love from the Midwest!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It's good to hear from you, Allison! I remember the relief at the end of a semester of school. Somehow, I was always ready to go back after the break. I hope the same is true for you.

Hunkering down, hoping for a nice snow 50 miles south of Chicago... Diane

Allison said...

I'm the same way Diane! The time in between semesters is great but I like going back to school too. Stay warm and have a great week!

Gina said...

Since I work at a university, I can hear your sigh of relieve! Some unlucky students here will have a Saturday final but most are already gone by then. They're still milling around outside from building to building today but you can tell they're ready to head home. Enjoy the vacation!

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