Friday, December 18, 2009

FAVE Five

It's one week before Christmas.
I'm sure we're all busy running around,
but I hope that you can all find some down time.
This is how I found some pleasurable hours this week.
Thanks again, Susanne over at Living to tell the Story,
for hosting this wonderful site.

Andrea Bocelli

I wish...No, I was not at a live concert.
But I was so privileged to hear David Foster and Andrea Bocelli
on one of our favorite PBS Christmas Specials, called "My Christmas"
I love nothing more than to listen to great music at Christmas.

Running Wool through my Fingers.

If you can't find me at home during this season,
you may have to go up town.
I enjoy going for an afternoon stroll to our local
wool shop, sitting down, knitting and drinking coffee.
They are most helpful and no interruptions,
until my daughter arrives, looking for me, surprised to see me knitting.

She also loves to search out her favorite wools.

Preparing the Final Touches for Christmas!

The live tree is decorated, candles lit,
fireplace a glowing and classical Christmas music.
I love this time of year.

Advent's Blocks.

As we celebrate the lighting of each Advent candle,
I also place my wooden letters on the window sill,
which reminds me visibly to concentrate on these virtues.

LEVI

But this one made me smile.
I came into the kitchen to find the letters had been rearranged!

Cooking and Baking

I love the smells of fresh baking and cooking.
It's always fun to try some new recipes.
Let me share with you one of my favorite appies.
It's the time of year where we are all looking for that simple appetizer,
that is quick, easy, and delicious.
Buffalo Chicken.
Run over to the MGCC blog.

I'm wondering what next Friday will look like.

16 comments:

  1. What wool shop is that?

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  2. Oh Marg, what a lovely warm scene of your home!

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  3. Everything spells winter over here...and cozy! That's a new scarf you are knitting, right?

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  4. Good morning Marg! I enjoy listening to Bocelli and watched a Christmas special with him this past week, too. I'm glad you have time to sit and knit :0)
    Your home looks dreamy in that light...
    How cute that Levi spotted His letters...

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  5. The name of the wool shop is Chilliwack Wool and Craft Shop.

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  6. Sweet sweet Fave Fives! Love the rearranged letters! Your home is so very inviting and warm! Is Charlotte enjoying the tree?

    Our tree finally made it in to the house this morning. We'll decorate this evening.

    It also warms my heart to see the wool slipping through your fingers like that! Yay!

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  7. Enjoyed visiting your blog today! :) Your visit to the wool shop seems so peaceful! Your appetizer looks yummy! :) And the block letters are such a great idea, I like how you said they are to remind you of those virtues!

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  8. OOOh ..I just love your favorites of the week. . The wee peek at your home and the reaaranging of the letters. .what a good grandma you are to delight in that.
    Your appy looks fantastic . .I'm going to whip some of that up for sure.
    Well done on the knitting ..such a cute picture of you.

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  9. I love the golden glow in your living room - so cozy.

    Nice advent candle set - I like the word addition too.

    I need to find a wool shop like that - maybe they'll finish my scarf for me :)

    Happy weekend Marg!

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  10. How nice to relax, have busy hands, and listen to Andrea Bocelli. He is one of my favorite singers.
    Your house looks so festive and ready for some fun ahead.
    Merry Christmas!
    JoAnn

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  11. Oh that is a beautiful photo of your home - so warm and cozy! I also have been doing a lot of knitting, but haven't finished anything to put on my blog in so long - LOL!

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  12. What do you knit? Looks like fun! I love all the pictures you posted, they are so cozy and give me ideas too.

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  13. I enjoyed your post. It was a reflection of my own week. I also watched the same concert on TV...my favorite PBS as well! Idecorated my home with the final things that make it inviting and add a twinkle. I too had several little hands helping re-arrange some of the decorations....they are perfect now! And the music...from Handel's Messiah to Jingle Bells...the smell of warm baking, and also the smell of pretty candles. But...I have not been creative with yarn or my sewing machine this Christmas. Looks like you are ready to enjoy some great times with your hubby and your family. Kathy

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  14. Your home looks gorgeous!

    I love the rearranged letters!

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  15. You gave me a big smile when you showed me the blocks saying Levi. He is so cute.

    Your home looks so festive and inviting. Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  16. Your home looks so beautiful and cozy all ready for Christmas. Love the little blocks and too funny that someone rearranged them.

    I really enjoyed that Christmas special too.

    No FFF this Christmas Day but we'll be back next week.

    Merry Christmas!

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