Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Morning Staff Meeting - the Long Time No See Edition

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday Morning Staff Meeting. I think it's been awhile since we've held one of these so again, welcome!

I found this quote on Lucy's blog, ATTIC 24, and I'm applying it to my life today.

"There is great happiness in not wanting,
in not being something,
in not going somewhere."


Today and tomorrow I'm not scheduled at work and I'm reveling in that fact. My plans are to nest, do laundry, finish some painting, crocheting and whatever else comes to mind. I'd love to be "not going somewhere" but late this afternoon the Other Mother has a doctor's appointment but until that time I'm reveling in whatever strikes my fancy.

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In my mind there's nothing cuter than a lamb. How I wish we were keeping livestock here. HA. I'd have lambs and chickens for sure. Take a look at this and tell me you're not falling in love.

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Southdown Babydoll Sheep

These lambs were featured at the Rare Breeds Show at nearby GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM.

Brooks Brothers has the cutest ad ever. More sheep. More cuddly cuteness.



And here's how the video was made.



I can't stop smiling. Lambs in cashmere sweaters and scarves. Heck, I don't even own cashmere! Lucky lambs.

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Do you have Christmas cookie exchanges in your neck of the woods? My neighbor is hosting one on the 15th and I'm very excited to be going. I'll try to squeeze my snowflake cookies into the schedule but we'll see, I might have to settle on something simpler.



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Got a Star Trek geek in your life? Look what I found in the local newspaper:

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This is from a store called Scientific Surplus and Supply. They carry all kinds of very unusual things. Probably a great place to find rare gifts, huh? But I'll draw the line at a $30 pizza cutter.

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Thanks to all of you who are crocheting along using the EMERGENCY ROOM SCARF pattern. VEE is being very productive, having already produced FOUR! I know Sandy is also hooking along.

Dorothy asked about the hook size. When using a worsted weight yarn I generally use a size H hook. This scarf was made with a soft yarn, slightly thinner than worsted and I still used the H hook. The softer yarn gives a better drape. This was from a small ball that I had laying around and the wrapper was long gone so I can't tell you which yarn was used.

Here's a close up of the pattern. Kind of a shell-on-shell design.

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Thanks to everyone for crocheting along.

LISA D - Please send me your mailing address. E-mail me at - Abscissa63@aol.com

I'll get it in the mail to you pronto.

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Have a great day everyone. I'm off to do "whatever"!






10 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

OHMYGOSH I'm a little traumatized over the Star Trek Pizza cutter. My husband love Star Trek and Pizza it would be so perfect, but yeah, $30... yikes.

Lily said...

The lambs are cute! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day!

Terri said...

Lamb is my maiden name, so I sent your address to all my family and friends so they could see my "relatives" singing. Thanks for sharing that.
I love the MMM - been missing you! I'll take one of those snowflake cookies with my MMM coffee! (and no calories!!!)
Hugs!

Susan said...

Love those lambies...soft and white and pink. So sweet. Thanks for the postcard. You are very sweet also. Susan

Vee said...

Whatever I am making, it is not that. Your pattern is much more attractive. Mine is satisfactory. I'll print this off...that's okay I hope...and see if I can figure out your way.

Hope that you've had the very best kind of getting to do mostly want you want. Hope that no doctor's visits hinder tomorrow's doing what you want.

Vee said...

Oh gosh, forgot to say that I loved watching the lambs singing jingle bells story...too cute!

horse loving lineman's wife said...

I love sheep. We raised them and showed them all though HS, then my kids chose to show a couple of years...Love the snowflake cookies...Have a great day!!

horse loving lineman's wife said...

I love sheep. We raised them and showed them all though HS, then my kids chose to show a couple of years...Love the snowflake cookies...Have a great day!!

Cindy La Ferle said...

The lambies are precious -- and oh, I wish I could keep livestock too! But here I am in a suburb of Detroit, lucky to have three cats :-) As always, I love the glimpses into your life, the beautiful photos. Hope your holidays are off to a beautiful start. Merry Christmas!

Millicent said...

Love the lambs!!! I participated in a cookie exchange on Sunday - so fun! Ours was also a contest with a judge who had a point sheet and everything. Lots of laughs and fun. Enjoy yours!