Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Holiday Fun Continues!

The holiday season has arrived!  Our local yarn and gift shop, The Net Loft, hosted a holiday open house Friday evening!  I know!  What a terrific way to begin the weekend!
Their gift displays are always inspiring!
Treasures abound ... in every nook and corner!
Shop owner Dotty welcomed the season and reminded us that it is impossible to do it all!  Good advice ... in the past I have been guilty of losing the joy of the season because I was busy trying to do it all!  Of course that was before I had developed the dillydally lifestyle.
Anna, of "Skeins in the Stacks" fame, introduced her new line of literature inspired hand dyed yarn!

This collection in based on the timeless tale, The Mitten.
This line of yarn equals the wonder of her debut yarn in September, you can read about that here.
Taken in the snow, 11.18.12
Anna's yarn is as beautiful as she is!  Am dreaming about what I'll do with this lovely skein of snow inspired goodness. It is titled, "coldest day of winter" and was inspired directly from the text in the book.  I love it when our local shop promotes the talent in our community!  It is win/win for everyone!
QBee Diane, aka professional cake decorator, made these snow inspired cupcakes!  Now you truly understand why making her a birthday cake is intimidating! ;-)
Each snowflake was handmade ... absolutely wonderful!  And these cupcakes taste as good as they look!
Sunset, 4:00 pm, 11.16.12
As Thanksgiving approaches we reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.  I am grateful for the talent and generosity that surrounds me as I live my simple dillydally life ... here in my remote corner of the planet.

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. WOW...I am so jealous! What an awesome way to dillydally! Love The Net Loft, and love my bestest friend Diane...she does make the most fabulous cakes and food ...thanks for sharing your day and the beautiful pictures!

  2. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas up in Alaska, especially with the snow. Tell Diane her cupcakes are a work of art and look delicious. Seeing the yarn makes me want to pick up some knitting needles - it's been a long time though.

  3. Mrs. DillyDally,
    You are the sweetest! Love you. Anna