home from the holidays
fudge filled toffee kisses, or as my ddil calls them - cookies on crack :->
apricot kolache, my czech grandmother's recipe.
christmas morning time for presents!
look at what my friend terri made for me! a lovely smooth wooden swift. is she unbelievably talented or what! the swift spins as smooth as buttah :-) i love you terri!
bart likes his mountain colors bearfoot socks.
dd loves her new mittens and river scarf.
but i think she loves natalie the best!
tom is dapper in his new rowanspun aran sweater. it's rosemary's middle sweater from the green mountain spinnery book.
natalie put together a heartfelt collage for tom. it has a photo of tom and bart from bart's college graduation, a thank you poem, and a drawing of the P3-Orion, the plane bart flies, and the F4-Phantom, the plane tom flew when he was in the navy.
tom said he had to wipe the tears from his eyes, but being a manly man, he didn't want to blubber in public ;-)
and a nice post osho nap.
my ddil, natalie, is a girl who really appreciates a handknit present. no wonder i love her so much!
koigu socks, toe up, picot edge.
is there a girl in the world who wouldn't be thrilled to open a little blue box on christmas morning?
then dd totally surprised me.
look at this mother daughter book. she took photos of the two of us, from her babyhood through today, and added poems and quotes about mothers and daughters. the last page is a letter she wrote just for me.
they do not call me sap-mother for nothing. i could not stop crying, and i cried more with every page i turned. by the end there wasn't a dry eye in the house!
am i the luckiest mom in the world, or what!
my grand-dogs, aisling and earl.