Detour

11/28/2011 04:25:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 11 Comments »
 My sweetie and I went shopping on Friday (yes, the day after Thanksgiving ... aka Black Friday).  It's an annual tradition for us to go to downtown Ann Arbor, wander through a few of the little shops, buy a few things, and then (the real reason for the trip), have a wonderful, drawn out lunch together.  We usually go to the same restaurant (Grazi) for a fine Italian meal, complete with a wonderful wine.  This year didn't disappoint - we had a great time, although sweetie tired of the shops before I did.  That's OK with me .... it leaves all the more time to have him all to myself! 

Oh yes, about the detour...  For many years I have made Christmas ornaments for my two nieces.  I've made wee stuffed animals, egg ornaments, dolls, and many other kinds.  This year I decided to knit little candy bags for them.  Each bag is about 41/2 by 31/2 inches in size when fully opened.  I plan on putting a bit of candy in each one with a tiny candy cane sticking out of the top.  When they're filled I'll use the ribbon at the top to gather the opening.  The trees are decorated with wee bells, pearls, yarn, and some sort of bead thingy (I forget what they're called) on the top of the tree.  I may make a few more of them, depending on how much time I have.  I have another portrait in mind, and now that the detour has been taken, I hope to be starting it soon!

I hope your Thanksgiving was as much fun as ours was.  We are very blessed.





I just noticed that the color of the "balls" on the tree looks brown for some reason.  They're actually bright red ... go figure!

11 comments:

Rita said...

My camera doesn't always have the correct colors, either. Those are very cute little candy bags!! I'll pass on going out on Black Friday, though--LOL! ;)

bettyfromtexas said...

This is so adorable!! I think a whole tree of them with the candy canes adorning the tops would be fantastic!

Vicki Holdwick said...

The bag is lovely, Nancy!

Great detour,

xoxo

Nicky said...

This is so lovely , if I were the person receiving it. I would feel very warm and happy.

Alex said...

This is so sweet! My camera is in a pouch that's designed for mobile telephones :p

Sandra said...

Such a sweet idea. Don't we love having more than one talent?!

. said...

Nancy, those are so cute and I bet they will be a big hit (treats inside or not). Glad to see that you had a wonderful Thanks Giving, sounds like a great tradition you two have.

Mari

Shirley said...

Wonderful ornament! They are very lucky nieces. I make ornaments for my family every year and we have Christmas trees that look suspiciously similar. Your Black Friday tradition is fabulous.

Cathy Holtom said...

A lovely idea....so you are a clever knitter too? There's no end to your talents :)

marancat said...

How talented you are! (Multi-talented, I should have said!)

rrARTz said...

this is really nicely done!