Welcome to my little farm in the city.

This is a little blog about my life here on my little farm in the city. I am a wife, a mom, a grandma to 6 beautiful grandchildren. I live in a very small Mayberry like town in South Carolina . We live on the banks of a small river in the woods. I raise chickens and this year I really plan to try my hand at a small garden so that I can use the products for canning this year. It will be a venture since all we have is this lovely red clay that is hard as a brick, but I have high hopes. I am an avid knitter and crocheter and I love to work on new patterns that I find. You will probably find much of my work here as I finish it. Well thanks for stopping bye and please stop in often and stay as long as you like. Trudy

Friday, November 16, 2012

Where did fall go?



Oh my  goodness,  in the  blink of an eye  it  seems fall has gone and the holidays  are  around the  corner  already.  I have  been  so busy  getting  ready for the Christmas  season  preparing  gifts  for the grand kids ,  and thinking of  what  to send them  since  they live  so far  from me.   I know that  something  homemade  is  a  must  gift.   So  they are getting  something  to keep them warm  on those  cold winter  days , and  something  tasty  to  enjoy  with a  cup of  hot  cocoa .   I am  busy  making blankets  and  goodies  and my crochet hooks  and knitting  needles  are  very  busy  .  I will have to post  pictures soon of  them.  I  LOVE  to knit  and  crochet  and  it is  seldom that  I do not  every  day.  I love  the  feel of  yarn in my hands,  I LOVE  yarn  I admit  it I am so addicted .  I love  all the  colors  , the softness and  the  gratification as a simple skein of yarn  turns into a  beautiful  little gift.   I  love  looking  at all the colors  ,  the  patterns  that  I can  create  for gifts .  I need no excuse to buy  more  yarn ,  I have  plenty,  but  I can never  have  enough  ,  there  is always  another  project in mind  that  I must  have  more  yarn  for.  It  is my  weakness,  my  guilty  pleasure  and  I  am  lucky that  I can indulge  in the  shopping  spree  now and then for more  yarn .  So  home  made  yarn  gifts  will be  coming  for the  kids  big and small this  year  for  Christmas , so that  I can use  the  yarn  and  I have  and............   to give me  a reason to buy more  !!    Yes  I freely admit it  I am a yarnaholic and  Red Heart  and  Lion  Brand  are my  fix .   So  I will post  pics  very soon  , but  for now I must  do more  crocheting, one  gift  down , another  half done and  3 more  to go !!  Happy  Crocheting  to you !    In the  picture  is  one  of  the  things  I am working  one,  I love  this  pattern ,  so  easy, it is a granny  square  pattern  but  in rows.  It  works up  very fast  and  has the  warmth of a
giant  granny  !