Weekends


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog.



How was your weekend?  Are you ready for Christmas??  Getting there?  I am amazed we are half way through advent.  Friday night was quiet and at home, doing some knitting and relaxing.


Saturday was more of the same.  I assessed the presents and what is left to arrive on my doorstep.  I might have to get "one" more gift.  Maybe.  For years I've been the kind of person that is done shopping at least one week or sometimes two weeks before Christmas.  I don't like crowds of people or that frantic feeling of picking something.  I like to mull it over, take my time.


Anyways, back to my Saturday, we went out to shop for my husband's secretaries and then a dinner out.  Both activities, gift giving and eating were fun.  Speaking of gift giving....today was our knitting group's gift exchange.  Let's just say that exchanging with like minded people is fibery fun.  I'm still looking over my gifts and sighing with happiness.  So much goodness, I'm lucky to have these women as my close friends and to share a beloved hobby.


On a side note, I have searched high and low for a "first Christmas" ornament for the newlyweds.  Finally this past week I found one and it's not breakable!  A must for flying home in a suitcase and lasting for many many happily married years.  I look at my first Christmas ornament that my mother gave me 28 YEARS ago EEP.  

That third photo is me be-sequined by my grandmother as a gift for Christmas when I was ungrateful and wished it was a toy instead.  Now I'm grateful!  I love that ornament and the time she took to make it for me.  The last photo are ornaments of my kids when they each were in second grade.  Their teacher made them for us moms and dads.  Another thoughtful gift and I am very very careful to not break them...I wish they weren't fragile.

How was your weekend?  Good?

Comments

  1. It was a good weekend. I set home a few ornaments with my son yesterday, kind of bittersweet, but as a mama I know you understand. I also got in some Porter loving!!!

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  2. lovely ornaments! :) have a great night!

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  3. The weekend was a little bit of busy and a little bit of calm. We've had some very mild weather in Virginia. Your ornaments are so pretty! Here's to a week that is a little bit of busy and hopefully a little bit of calm :)

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  4. I love your ornaments! The ones with pictures are treasures, aren't they? We haven't put up a big tree this year because of our curious little tiger, but we have a tiny tabletop one, and there will be one at my family celebration, featuring lots of ornaments we made as children and ones we have loved for many years. So much fun! We have had a lovely weekend of walks in town and baby laughter:)

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  5. Your ornaments are just adorable...especially the sheep. Since my husband and I married during the Christmas season, I collect an ornament to commemorate the year. So far we have quite a collection ... and of course the first Christmas for all 3 of my children are very, very special. My weekend has been good...enjoying these warm temperatures here in the mountains of PA... mari

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  6. Beautiful memories that are treasured each year as the ornaments are unwrapped is one of the highlights of my Christmas, remembering them with family members is even better. Enjoy!

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  7. a trip down memory lane every year....what fun!!!

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  8. We have done just a tiny bit of decorating but so many memories in every box. My week and wend were quite soggy but I have much gratitude in my heart. http://liningupmystitches.blogspot.com/2015/12/a-soggy-week.html

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  9. There are so many memories tied up with Christmas decorations aren't there? I remember the first year my husband and I had a tree we had nothing to decorate it with. In my head I wanted to go to the box from my childhood and decorate from that :)

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  10. I love the decorations Karen, such memories every year when you decorate the tree.

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  11. Monday already?!? But I didn't finish my sock...waa.

    I only put birds on our tree. Keeps thing simple. No beak, no go.

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  12. My husband and I enjoyed looking at our "1st" ornaments from when we started dating in 1986 and married in 1989. It really is difficult to find ones that won't break. I just bought one for a friends daughter who just got engaged and had the same problem. You have some real pretty ornaments Karen. Very special.

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  13. I'm almost done, Karen! Hoping to wrap up gift shopping/ordering today. I have a shopping date planned with Dan tonight and then hope to commence wrapping gifts tomorrow. :) My weekend was slow yet full of Christmas to-do's and knitting (always knitting). Link here: http://happyindolevalley.blogspot.com/2015/12/making-list-checking-it-twice.html
    Have a great week! xo

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  14. I love that each of our decorations have a story to tell. It gets easier and easier to dress the tree because they seem just go in the right place. I hate that manic last minute shop and love that a lot of it can be homemade or bought on line. Although I do like to pop and see the shops all sparkly with lights just before they close for the evening.
    We had a happy weekend too...here's the link:http://cookingupastorminateacup.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/weekend-all-good-things.html

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  15. Love your recap. The weekend was great. Not working is the BEST way to spend a weekend. Family birthdays celebrated last night. Crazy .
    VIsited my mom in the nursing home Saturday and brought staff treats. She is sweet but coudlnt speak well at all .
    I've been happily knitting a no deadline hat!

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  16. I love your tree! Most of our ornaments are handmade or have stories attached, and it's so nice to pull them out every year and have those memories. Last year I had to do a bit of tape reinforcement on some of my construction paper ornaments from over twenty years ago, and they're still on the tree this year!

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  17. How nice to remember! I think we put our tree up too early because I am looking forward to taking it down because it takes up so much space! Thanks for sharing, Karen.

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  18. I love those sentimental ornaments! Every year when I unpack ours it brings back so many wonderful memories. I'm done Christmas shopping, now all I need is to be on Christmas break. ;-)

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  19. Sounds like a great weekend! You have some beautiful ornaments and lovely memories of them I am sure! xx

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  20. I always love reading your weekend updates, Karen! I just returned home from an amazing trip down the Danube River with a good friend. Her husband was unable to go so she asked if I would join her...how could I say no? : ) We had a great time. I love your tree ornaments! I arrived home to find our tree set up and decorated by my husband and middle daughter. It's lovely! Have a wonderful week! xx

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  21. I love to look at all the ornaments that have meaning to me, ones my kids made , kids made and gave to me, my parents gifts and in-laws gifts. Oh, I can get lost in it all! Your memories I’m sure are so close to your heart! Lovely!!!!!

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  22. Your decorations are beautiful. I wish we had more like that. Our tree is rather sparse this year. I'll get on to making some more. Here's what we did this weekend: http://roseandtoast.blogspot.com/2015/12/lucias-light.html

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  23. Love that ornament of Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child! We spent most of the weekend singing as it was our Worship thru Music service. I put a link on my blog if you care to listen.....

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  24. What a great array of ornaments. The first pic is my fave w/those fibery and needlepoint like ones. I recall making a few in school but I don't think they lasted as they're not on our tree. I love making little gifts for school staff and seeing their eyes light up in surprise and gratitude.

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  25. I love this idea of connecting with other bloggers. Thanks Karen. As with lots of others our weekends are full of Dinner Parties and of course knitting. Its great reading about everybody's weekend.
    I hope to get lots of baking and more knitting done this week.
    Wishing you all a happy week...

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  26. I love the story and love behind the ornaments. Sounds like a lovely weekend :)

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  27. My word, I love the be-sequined you. So sweet that you have that to treasure!

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  28. Such a lovely tree filled with beautiful ornaments. I think I'm ready for Christmas ... I think

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