I am a huge sucker for Christmas. This is the one season that tugs at my heartstrings year round. And its not just the gifts! I love the sentiment of putting others first. I love the smells of cinnamon, evergreen and cloves. I love the sounds of bells chiming and carols being sung. I love the sappy movies that go along with Christmas and brotherly love. Its a Wonderful Life. Miracle on 34th Street. The Santa Clause.
With this in mind I decided to join the Christmas around the World swap. What could be more up my alley...LOL
Here is my questionaire for my swapping partner.
Are you religious? Spiritual more than an organized religion
How long have you been knitting? Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? I have been knitting since I was 7 when my grandmother told me all girls needed to know the basics. (35 years) My knitting life since has be both obsessive and non-existant...just depends on the time in my life and the season.
Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting? Almost any handicraft you can think of...cross-stitch, scrapbooking, beading, crocheting, painting and the list goes on
Favorite color(s)? Love vibrant true colors but my favorite is red
Do you collect anything? Angels..especially if they have expressive faces
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? itchy wools and smoke
Do you have any pets? Yes dog, cats and hamster
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? Herbal or green tea, flavored coffees
Cookies or Sweets? Like both...its my weakness next to wools
Do you knit socks? Have made 2 pairs. Not an obsession but I enjoy a simple pattern
If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits) I am a sucker for novelty wool. Each September I check out the new types and knit up a few scarves. My collection is endless....LOL
Do you put up a Christmas tree? If not then what do you do? Absolutely. We have our big one in the livingroom and our smaller version in our family room. I am Christmas obsessive.
Favorite holiday treats? Gingerbread tea or coffee, Cinnamon candies, apple cider
Favorite holiday smells? Fresh stuffing being made, turkey baking, cinnamon, cloves, fresh baking
Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Please elaborate.
We are a traditional family...one gift christmas eve, stockings in the morning and then gifts followed by crepes and strawberries for breakfast and turkey for dinner. We try to stay home for Christmas eve, christmas and boxing day. Days before and after we share with extended family...often travelling a bit. Family means a lot to me.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? Family breakfast after gift opening. Chosing the one new ornament for each family member each year. Re-reading the christmas classics. Listening to music. Putting up the tree with my daughter.
Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....” family
If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….? an angel
What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given? Given - afghan I made the three grandmothers to keep them warm ( have my grandmother's now that she has passed. Received - an angel necklace my husband got me the christmas after my son passed.
When do you start your Christmas? December 1st because hubby insists nothing should go up sooner...but occassionally I start slipping things out before.
Do you send Christmas cards? Do you make them or buy them? If I remember I send them out...usually comical bought cards. Would be fun to try homemade this year
What is your favorite Christmas dish? My grandmother's homemade sage stuffing
Carolers are at your door. What do you do? Haven't seen carolers in ages. I remember singing carols door to door as a kid and getting cookies or something hot to drink at people's homes
When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning? One on Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas morning
Do you celebrate with family or friends or both? Depends from year to year...always family and sometimes friends are included
Can't wait for this swap to begin....Merry Christmas all.