Thursday, December 1, 2011


Someone is listening.

And someone isn't.

Ain't that always the way??
Kind of like you win some, and you lose some.

I think we are ready for the Christmas in the Country Open House, which starts tomorrow.

I am happy with the way the studio looks, and happy that my headache let up enough to let me get it done.   I wonder if it has something to do with the barometric pressure.  But whatever it is, two days of half a headache is better than a WHOLE headache.
I'll take it.

In some ways, the Open House is a good way to get the place all spiffed up.  Having a deadline makes it happen.

It also helps me to get a feel for how much inventory I really have.  

I know that I am anxious to get back to work, and back to normal.

Someone is tired from all this work.

Sydney, Sydney, you 're a piece of work.


Cindie said...

Not only are your swags wonderful but that wreath is incredible!

Restless Knitter said...

It looks fantastic! If I didn't live clear across the states, I would come see it in person. I hope it goes very well for you.

I loved the Roy story yesterday. I had to read it to my husband after he asked me why I was laughing. We were looking at a 9 mo old 45lb pit/basenji mix 2 weekends ago. She was a pretty grey and white mix, and if you looked closely you could see some browns in her grey areas. On her ID card, they put Terrier/Basenji and the word terrier strikes a hesitation in my husband. I've tried to tell him not All terriers were as hyper as the Jack Russell he once had. I'm still working on him :)

Restless Knitter said...

Oh darnit, I got so wrapped up in dog talk that I forgot to mention.. I love the garland, and the puffles!

claudia w said...

It all looks so festive. Sydney is so cute!

Marsel said...

Glad you had a couple of better -- although not yet good -- days.

That first picture of Sydney is so beautiful!

Loomatic said...

What a lovely Country Christmas set up you have. I would stop in this weekend if I lived closer too!

Good luck!

Frank's Corner said...

It all looks so warmly inviting and interesting. I WISH I was not an entire continent away...I would love to stop by! But I did start braiding my rug today. All of that marvelous color! Thanks again for the wonderful gift.

Need A Latte Mom said...

Looks GREAT!

Daryl said...

oh Sydney you are so cute

MarthaVA said...

I love your stories about Sydney. She's a wonderful companion! So helpful too. :-)
The place looks great!!!!!

Deb said...

I'd love to drop in. It all looks so inviting, colourful and beautiful. I'd probably spend too much time with the cats, though. Have a great time, Hilary. "Pffft" to that headache. Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

Everything looks beautiful! Wish I could see it in person. I would love to have a stash of cotton on cones like yours, and so nicely organized!
Deb S from Cobleskill

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