Today was a pretty good day! I finished the ponchos--yay! Here's a picture of all four of them:
The two pink ones are for the littler nieces, Emily and Ruth, and the other two (which unfortunately came out really dark in the picture) are for the older nieces, Sarah and Kenzie. These were very easy and fun to make and I hope to make one for Julia soon--probably after Christmas, though! Here is a closer picture of the blanket stitching on Ruth's:I had never done blanket stitching before, but I found it to be very easy to figure out.
I also finished up another handmade gift that the kids helped with, which I can't say more about here because it is for someone who reads the blog. :) And I mixed up another double batch of dough for molasses crinkles, which is chilling in the fridge. Another present arrived via UPS today, too!
Supper tonight is crockpot lasagna and a loaf of Italian bread, which I had in the freezer. So it feels good to have that prepared ahead of time. :)
It snowed most of the day, so we have probably 4-5" of fresh powder. Which is beautiful, but not so fun on the driveway, which was already a sheet of ice from all the rain we got over the weekend. Jim got the truck stuck trying to plow, so I helped him get it out (he had to pull it out with the tractor while I steered the truck), and now he is plowing with the tractor instead, and then will sand it so hopefully it won't be so treacherous. (We live on a hill, which is why our driveway tends to get rather scary in the winter.) Sam was pretty good today, aside from a few incidents--one of which was dumping a bucket of snow on Julia's head while they were playing outside. What a little angel. :)
Well, I suppose I better go fold laundry now--everyone is happy for the moment, so I should use the time to get something else done!