Wednesday, December 28, 2011


A few pictures from the Mothers and Daughters trip to San Francisco.  Holiday style.
Didn't capture the sight of us all walking (stumbling) in high heels, 4 blocks
Taxi?!! We don't need no stinkin' taxi!!
No photos of this.  Laughing too hard  All.  Thee.  Way.

 Grace Cathedral - Could be the most incredible cathedral in SF. . has to be.
Here we heard a Christmas performance.  Choral and instrumental and OMG!
We all got to sing along on a few familiar gems. . .we were so awesome that you could not tell us from the chorus.   Really.

 Daughters - Fairmont life-size two-story
Gingerbread House.  I could not smell the ginger though and I love ginger.
Volunteer Hat Models
Very Cooool.

Laughs at Union Square
So Much Fun ! !

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


 Antoinette finished all of these stockings well in time for the grandchildren to hang by the chimney with care.
Anticipating the big night.
She has done up a number of the stockings from our 
and here are two more.  One of my favorite stocking patterns.

These are from
I'm in love with the little pink one especially.

Are your stockings hung?
Are your cookies baked?
I need to leave for the kitchen now and make some little gingerbread people come alive.  Better late than never.

Happy Merry Days!

Friday, December 16, 2011


It's Christmas Time in the City. . .San Francisco here we come!
Myself and my daughters 3 plus Lilanya's mother-in-law and her daughter are headed to the big city this weekend.   They have a surprise event planned for us tomorrow as well as dinner and an evening finale at the Top Of The Mark.  I have never been there before.  I thought it was in New York!
Also going to the famous SF Renegade Crafts Fair.  Years ago when I lived in San Franscisco I took my mother to the Glide Memorial Church where we had a very memorable time.  Who knows...that might be part of the itinerary too.
 I'm so excited my socks won't stay on! 
I'll tell all next week...have a fun holiday weekend no matter where you be.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


First of all the winner of the little ornament in yesterday's post was drawn last night.  Again from all of the comments from last week's drawing...we really loved them all.  Winner left an Anonymous comment so please do Contact Me Kaye G, with your email address.  Winner's comment:
"I love the wool!! And vintage anything is the best! Thank you for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays to you.  Kaye G."
So Kaye G., please Contact Me so we can mail Little Santy to you.
And now my little lifely vintage shelf.
So many treasured tales to be told - but not enough room here.

Sometimes I pretend I am curled up in one of the little cubicles, sipping hot chocolate and just watching and listening to the holiday chatter.  It is so warm and cozy in there.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Woolbert and I loved all of the comments so much in last weeks drawing for the wool packet, that we decided to draw this weeks winner from the same comments.  Seeing as how all of you were wool lovers, I'm sure one of you will enjoy this little hand dyed wool ornament.  It was a prototype for an ornament in our Little Santa Things Pattern.  Do you just love those little glittery jinglebells and his whimsical cap?
We know he will be well loved no matter where he travels to.
Winner will be drawn tonight and announced here tomorrow.
Then off he'll go ho ho ho ho!

Monday, December 12, 2011


This morning i need to get making my cream/balm that all of my friends are addicted to.  I thought that you might like the recipe.  Makes a wonderful gift...toss into a lovely drawstring bag, add a card.  Get real with the Big Jars. . . and make plenty for yourself.  You will be Happy!

Just a note.  Have heat will melt.  Be not like me who at first did not add enough beeswax to the Lip Balm Version, and walked around with the tube in my pocket.  Well Melt Me Messy. . .
I adjusted the recipe with more beeswax and all was well.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Congratulations to Marcia.   She is the winner in this week's drawing.
Have a wooly wonderful time with your prizes Marcia.
Thanks to all of you that joined in.   I hope everyone enjoyed reading all of the comments as much as I did.  
Wish Everyone could have been a winner but there's always next week.
Happy Holiday Stitching Everyone!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Setting

Bit behind on the decorations this year.  I wanted to revisit a post showing my last year's favorite little setting.   Little Wool Santa.  Have him all ready to put out again tonight.
For all of the details you can visit "Older Posts".

Monday, December 5, 2011


I helped myself to some goodies on Reets' well fed wool shelves.  I have a neat little stack of hand dyed wool to give away.  I'm sure she won't mind. . . Tis The Season you know!  Those pieces are folded in half so are twice as large as they appear.     Nearly 3/8 of a yard total.   Then i just tossed in that vintage button card from Auntie Em...Reets has plenty of them too and they just went so nicely with the woolies!    Last week our winner was drawn from our followers but this week we will  draw from  those of you that leave a comment  to this particular post.   Good Luck!  Your friend Woolbert
Details below.

TO WIN:  Leave a comment to this post only.  Tell Woolbert why you would love to have
this hand dyed wool. . . even if it is just to look at it!  Really, your answer has nothing to do
with winning, it's just more fun.   We will put all of the numbers of the comments into the hat
and draw a winner.  If you are not a member of FriendConnect, it helps to leave a contact.
Otherwise watch on December 9 for the comment number that won.
Deadline:  We must receieve your comment to THIS post by midnight Thurs., Dec. 8.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


We will subtract and add new things as the month moves on.   We have more of the wonderful charms available also.  Visit us in The Marketplace.
TOMORROW we will be posting the next drawing.  Woolbert raided my hand dyed wool cupboard. . 
just for the new winner.   And it could be you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I LOVE when you send me pictures of the beautiful things you have created from your Reets patterns.  I don't love it when i lose them in my files.  I DO love it when I find them.  I found these. . . so keep the faith.  And send me more OK?  I like the Stories you send too.  Thank you.
This is from Claudia and Erin who used our
On The Road Again pattern.  I want one!  Especially if it were to take me to Australia.
"Here is a picture of the bags my daughter Erin, and I made last year. She took hers, the butterfly one, on a trip to Ireland.  The orange one traveled with me to Australia.  The bags were fun to make and travel well.   Thanks for letting us share with you. . . . Claudia"