Friday, December 14, 2007

peace, love and joy

Everything over here is in pretty much the same state. The half completed state.
Half of the cards, half of the shopping, half of the sewing, one glove to be knit, one hat to be knit, half of the wrapping, half of the tree decorating, even Libby's craft, half way finished. She has joy written, and I noticed a heart on one side this morning. I guess we are just looking for a little peace.

Have a wonderful weekend.

27 comments:

Kirsten said...

We made oranges with cloves in them one year when we were kids. My mom left them out to dry and had them for years after. The wonderful scent lasted a long time.

Good luck finishing the other half of everything!

Delia said...

I've got a bowl of oranges pricked with cloves on my coffee table as well. We used to make them with my mom when I was little and the holidays just don't seem the same without them!

house on hill road said...

sounds so much like my house! enjoy your weekend, leslie.

Katie said...

hello there! we used to do thins with my mom when i was young! i love it, and I ofund the best orange and clove candle recently!

DAWN said...

I'm in the same boat, so I appreciate Libby's message.

Chronic Ennui said...

Half done? Well, you're way ahead of me. I remember making the cloved oranges with my mom. Ah, memories... Yes, peace would be nice.

Kara said...

Oh, i can smell the spice from here. Now that is what the holidays smell like.

nova said...

Your half sounds a lot better than my quarter! Happy finishing!

tiennieknits said...

Joy is so appropriate for right now!

So Much Fun said...

Well it sounds like you have the love and joy covered, so yes, a little peace is due. Good luck with all of the half finished items! If it makes you feel better, I have only shopped for one person (bff Moe). There's still time!

zebraknits said...

In the same spirit, I wish you more joy! Enjoy your weekend L.

Nora said...

I'm in a half-state too!! When will the madness end, I ask you...

Nora

Linda said...

Peace, Love and Joy! That is exactly right.....Can't say anything more, thank you for the reminder during this busy time! I really needed to hear it, to calm my soul and remember that THAT is what this season is all about. Thank you!

leslie said...

i hope your weekend is filled with joy.
lots of it!

leslie
http://goodness.typepad.com

The_Add_Knitter said...

Such a lovely little clementine with a sweet little message...

amandajean said...

what a great post....I guess we are just looking for a little peace....(boy, aren't we all right now?) good luck with your remaining half of things. :)

LizKnits said...

I love cloves in oranges.. I need to go do that right now!
Thanks for sharing the cable blanket.. I've seen that pattern and wondered how it would turn out.

Knitterella said...

I hear ya on the half way point!

Have a wonderful, productive weekend!

Beth @ Felt Like Knitting said...

That is exactly how I feel! Presents wrapped but not mailed, half the lights on the tree, half the Christmas letters signed and mailed. I hope we both get our things done!

Kaet said...

this is the time of the holiday season where i am tempted to freak out and go crazy and stress myself...and every year i remember to slow down and actually ENJOY the season...
the orange is lovely..i used to make them for my teachers!

Heather said...

I too am having the feeling of the halves. I hope this weekend was productive for you. I need to get off the computer so it is more productive for me! Have a Joy filled day!

Rebecca said...

I love the Cobblestone sweater on your son and it makes me want to knit one for my nephew...but...I must point out ..... he is wearing a wool sweater and he is barefoot! LOL

Wishing you a joy-filled day!

Macoco said...

I love pomanders. I make them each year around the holidays but haven't gotten to it this year. Seeing your joyful one makes me want to buy some cloves.

Denise said...

Hi Leslie, did you get my email back about my email address? I hope you're still not having trouble emailing me?
I'm pretty much ready for Christmas, didn't do much gift knitting this year, but I hope to next year now that I'm very much in to knitting :-)
Hugs Denise

Katie said...

leslie, i sent oyu an email, but i am not sure if you got it. when you get a chance send me your address! (smithbrothersbowdoinham@yahoo.com) i can't wait to get your goodies out to you!
I read the pattern for the throw you made your mother in law. I am going to try it. it sounded pretty easy. I just can't decide if i should make it in chocolate brown, or the linen color they show with the pattern....

Sarah said...

Very cool craft idea. I am adding that to the growing list of great ideas I am stealing from you. And if it makes you feel any better, we don't have a tree, our Christmas cards went to our old house (I am sure of it, even though we had our mail forwarded), I am still not finished gift buying, we are hosting dinner Christmas eve and we are still not all unpacked. You are likely much further ahead of the game. I am pulling for you.

DeAnne said...

I love the idea of pay it forward. I'm in.

DeAnne