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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bah Humbug!





Humbug...went to take a few pics of Christmas around here and my camera screen is black. I've done all the trouble shooting to no avail. I guess I'll be shopping for a new camera this weekend.

So I'll continue the "purge". The relentless quest to de-clutter!

Don't you love it when Thanksgiving comes early? An extra week to get ready for Christmas is a big plus! I cleaned out a good deal of Christmas decorations last year and continued the process this week. I was determined to eliminate more boxes. Those Radkos I collected in the 90's...gone to the Salvation Army. Santa's...angels...greenery...packed up and headed to new homes via my favorite charity. I've been undaunted in my quest to eliminate clutter...even clutter in the attic that I can't see.

I am resolute in my quest to simplify! I am down to six of those large red and green storage containers...and a few small containers for things that are fragile. SIX??? That's about five too many even though some of them are only half full. Heading back to the garage to continue gleaning the piles!

Hope to see you soon with some "Bits of Christmas".

                                                                 
                                                         Enjoy the day,
                                                              Robyn
                                                                 




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Grateful...


Hello, friends...

Thanksgiving will be here tomorrow and, as is often the case, we reflect on our lives and focus on our blessings with gratitude. 

It will be six years this week since I began Mugwump Woolies. This blog has afforded me a means with which to record the events of my family's comings and goings these many years. It has connected me with women who share similar interests as mine...hooking, stitching, feathering our nests...celebrating our families. I've connected with many of you, and consider you friends, though we have never met. I've learned a great deal from you. 

These days it seems blogs are waning. Life gets busy. I plan on continuing this journey...though I do it less frequently, I still enjoy staying in touch. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy the bounty of your table...the love of your family and friends...the comfort and warmth of your home...make some memories!

Enjoy the day,
Robyn, Annie & Mr. MW







Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happening here...


Been doing some stitching and finished this sweet deer yesterday. Tina Woltman patterns are a good fit for me...simple and fast...and lovely.  I've been trying to stitch in the morning before the kiddo gets up. 


This...this is what I should be doing...packing all this away so Mr. MW can get it back up in the attic.Yesterday, I took it down and piled it in this chair. Today...I've been avoiding it. Better get to it. Annie is anxious to get out the turkeys.


If you visit here and have ever seen Annie in a photo, more often than not she is giving the American Sign Language hand sign for "I love you". We have the most wonderful neighbors who are great artists and happen to be deaf. The husband of this super couple made this ghost for Annie...complete with her favorite sign! She's over the moon! 

Yesterday, I burned a bayberry candle all day in honor of my mother. November first...All Saints Day...was her birthday. That wonderful scent was enough to arouse a bit of holiday spirit. It will be here before we know it!

Hope all is well with everybody. It's a gorgeous, sunny day here!

Enjoy the day,
Robyn