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When conker season finished, the beginning of the Christmas excitement started. Part of the pagan need for a winter solstice celebration must have been latent in my northern hemisphere genes. 768 more words


Valentine hearts?

I did not get this stocking made in time to hang it on the mantel for Christmas. Does having it done by Valentine’s Day count for anything? 152 more words

Christmas Travels Part 3, Decorating

One thing that is nice about being at my parents house is that my parents are early risers, while my wife and I aren’t.  Thus, I’m not as concerned about waking up in the morning.   658 more words

2016 Crocheting Goals

I’m going to take a slightly different approach this year.  Last year was the first year that I created crocheting goals for myself. And although there was a lot that I did not complete, I think in the first half of the year I got a lot more done than I may have in previous years. 816 more words


Happy New Crafty Year!

It’s 2016 and I am sure that we have all given ourselves things that we would like to achieve in the next 12 months. Here at The Craft Collective we are no different and there are many things afoot, exciting times lie ahead. 298 more words

Annelie Wood


We went to church in Asheville on Christmas Eve, arriving shortly before the service was due to begin. I think we got the last three contiguous seats for that very popular candlelight service. 311 more words

Our First Christmas in the New House, a.k.a How We Prepared for Our First Holiday Guests

Plot and plan. That’s how we got through what turned out to be a festive frenzy. What was going to be a cozy Christmas of just the three of us – puppy included – celebrating the holiday together for the first time in our new house turned into double the fun. 600 more words

Jersey House