Sunday, November 25, 2012

Miracles Happen


This  quilted runner is courtesy of my sister., Mareseatoats, who made this lovely addition to my Thanksgiving table.


Brace yourselves!

Contrary to popular belief, no drama holidays exist! I know this for a fact because we just celebrated one.  Nobody lost their temper and no one cried, though I almost did when I toppled an exquisite bottle of pinot noir that my brother had only just opened to allow it to breathe.  Red wine went everywhere except into my glass.  All was not lost as most of the--now well aerated--wine didn't spill.  What didn't stay in the bottle landed on the floor, walls and curtains.

We have snow in Detroit today.  It's not an enormous amount, but a reminder that it is wintery here now, despite the fact that it was 60 degrees just last Wednesday.  I first noticed what had happened overnight when I peeked out of my wine stained curtains and saw my car was white and not gray.  Leo must know it's snowed because, though it's nearly 10AM, he hasn't gotten out from under the covers yet.  I'm going to take a cue from the dog and make this a day of rest that's peppered with periods of knitting, though the knitting does promise to get dramatic.  I've finished the bodice on my Mr. Bluejeans sweater and will now start the short row shaping.  If I finish that part today, I'll turn the whole thing on it's side and begin knitting the applied cabled part of the sweater.  Knitting sideways...I love Amy Swenson and her patterns.  She has an extraordinary mind.

I hope that those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a drama free and relaxing day and weekend, too.  I'm now a believer that miracles do indeed happen.



9 comments:

Finding Pam said...

The best holiday is when there is no drama and everyone behaves. Your table runner is so pretty. I can just imagine Leo sleeping under the covers. Knitting all day sounds good.

Irene said...

A big thing in the States now seems to be to let the wine aerate. An American friend of mine told me she even has a gadget to put on top of the bottle to allow this to happen. Apparently a French friend of hers laughed his head off when he saw it. I suppose it is still better than ipsetting the whole bottle. xox

NCmountainwoman said...

No drama here. Of course, it was only my husband and me and the two dogs. Makes for a quiet day but with the usual turkey and sides. And lots of leftovers.

Loopylou said...

Having a restful day sounds very civilized, enjoy it

Brenda said...

Well...I for one miss all the drama that MLTL used to create. I have a feeling you do too. You may need to start writing some more of those stories just so they stay fresh. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and I LOVE Mareseatoats table runner!

Ruth said...

Love the tablerunner.
Enjoy the quiet day

The Bug said...

The table runner is gorgeous! I'm glad you had a mostly drama free day.

Despite evidence to the contrary I do believe that Leo IS smarter than the average dog :)

Gail said...

It is good to experience a relaxing holiday.

Winifred said...

I miss your dramas too Ruth. The way you wrote them made me really laugh. Life must be a lot quieter now. i agree with Brenda, please write them down, they ought to be recorded for posterity!