Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Busy Bee

This past week has been a looooong week.  We have three celebrations during the week of Christmas - one birthday, the celebration of Christmas, and our wedding anniversary.  I just realized that New Year's Eve is Saturday.

Way back before I got sick with a two month case of bronchitis/sinus and ear infection, I started a birthday surprise (shawl) for my youngest daughter.  I did not have time to finish it.  I was able to finish it yesterday.

I crocheted a pattern I found on the Internet, with a shimmer green yarn.  This was a complicated pattern for me, so crochet experts (after taking a very close look) may give me a bad grade.  However, my daughter loves it, and it's one more project completed.

I am also busy making more truffle mold ornaments for gifting and for the kids.  Each one will have an ornament with a photo of their animal(s) in each one.  When these are completed, I will box the rest up for Christmas 2012.

In my quest to get back in shape (after my husband's sister almost passed away and I got sick two times), I have been able to drop 10 pounds.  That part is's the rest that will take time.  However, I am ready to shed it and get in shape and be more energetic.

Today, I hope to work on my loooong list of unfinished projects.  And exercise of course.


simplicityinthemaking said...

The scarf is beautiful. I think you did a lovely job.

Kim said...

Getting projects done seems to clear the clutter from our closets and our heads!! I will exercise with you today.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Pretty! and My favorite color too.
I'm so glad you are on the mend and starting to get well enough to finish your projects...
I have "project- completion -envy" new, I just made it up!

take care and Happy New year!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful green shawl!

And I'll be another one to exercise with you today...promise!

Candy C. said...

The shawl turned out lovely!!
Here's to a healthier 2012 for all of us!

Katmom said...

I think the crochet scarf you made for your daughter is just lovely! I wish I were as talented!