Dec 22, 2016

HOW MANY MAGIC BLANKETS DOES ONE PORTLY SPINSTER NEED?

I couldn't resist.
Since Stewey died, I have been trying to find something that would replicate his mink-like-soft-downy cozy-furry-warmness in the Happy Chair.

You might remember that Chez Spinster is the home to dozens of soft blankets of the semi-magical type, but one has Christmas trees on it and is the closest thing I've found to the feel of his coat.

(I swear, that dog was part bunny rabbit.  Between the fur, the little bunny teeth, the ears, and his propensity for hopping...methinks there was quite a party going on down at Willowswamp Farm!)

This blanket also, I suspect, has magical powers, because I was out like a light and snoring into my swearshirt within ten minutes of crawling under it.  Do you suppose that "sherpa lining" is actually code for "sedative laced fibers that make you want to close you eyes and have happy dreams"?

Off to one last appointment and then to the grocery for feasting provisions for the weekend.  The menu this year is simple...stuffed shells, a Caesar salad, and garlic knots for Christmas Eve and ham, scalloped potatoes, and green bean casserole for Christmas Day.  If I'm smart enough to remember the puffed pastry at the market, I'm also going to try my hand at Ina's sticky buns for a Christmas morning treat.  i would prefer a big fat Cinnabon, but alas, we are without a franchise in our area.

So that's the Thursday report for the day.  No stitching, I'm afraid.  Don't fret on that front, though, since I'm determined to play with needle and thread this afternoon!

26 comments:

  1. How cozy that blanket seems!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, all the way from Portugal!

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  2. Coni, So glad you are feeling better, and in time for the holidays. We are having an Italian Christmas dinner of stuffed shells, sweet sausages and meatballs, courtesy of my 89 year old Italian mother. Snuggle up under that soft blanket!

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  3. Your blanket does look "snuggly" is that a word? should be. Your Holiday plans sound wonderful. Watching a good Christmas movie and I am there. Everyone ( myself included) like all versions of A Christmas Carol, but watching Cary Grant in the Bishop's Wife is very special too. Happy Holidays

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  4. Cinnabon franchise in University Mall but homemade are so much better. And, Christmas goodies coming your way, if you want.

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  5. Glad to read you are on the mend. Cozy blankets are the best. I haven't eaten Cinnabon in ages. You menu sounds good.

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  6. Your blanket makes me want to go back to bed, but unfortunately I don't have one like it! Glad it worked so well for you. Your meals sound delicious; wish I were close enough to ask you to set another place at the table.

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  7. Awesome blanket and yummy menu.
    Stay warm and glad that you are feeling better
    Hugs

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  8. Enjoy a soft snuggly delicious weekend! Merry Christmas!

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  9. I thought there was a Cinnabon in University Park Mall. I know what you ean about the soft fur. I have a little cat, she's about 7 years old now but very tiny. I think she was inbred because she's so tiny. but she got double the brains because she's really smart and quick. Anyway, her real name is Skippy, (after Skip's Other Place in New Buffalo), but her nickname is "Soft Bunny". Her fur is so soft you just have to keep petting her. When she goes to the Vet, it's funny, all the tech's and the Doctor just keep stroking her.

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  10. You're on the mend ! Praise the Lord. I really like that blankie, loving sherpa-backed ones so much ! Have a wonderful Christmas weekend........AND STAY WELL !

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  11. Cosy and festive,that is a great blanket!

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  12. OK, if it is that magical, please part with the brand name...it looks delicious... Praying you through the weekend and hoping that your lovely menu delights your taste buds and helps to make the days brighter still.
    So glad you are feeling more yourself and inspired.
    A blessed Christmastide, dear Coni, with some Cinnabons
    thrown in here and there......

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  13. That blanket looks so cozy!! Your Christmas menu sounds divine!

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  14. I just remembered that you can buy Cinnabon rolls in the frozen section of my grocery store.

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  15. Lovely blanket. Have you tried the new plush electric ones? I'm hooked on them. Your meals sound perfect. Keep us posted.

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  16. That blanket DOES look super-soft to cuddle under.
    Sounds like you are feeling better.
    Your dinners sound good too. :)
    Merry Christmas to you.
    Raise a cup For Absent Friends.
    Marilyn

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  17. I love a cosy blanket. Have a lovely Christmas. xx

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  18. What a beautiful blanket! I'm sure it must be magic! Isn't everything Christmas? Hugs & prayers, Cathryn.

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  19. What a warm and snuggly Christmas tree blanket! Hope your appointment goes smoothly as well as the trip to the market. Merry Christmas, Coni!

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  20. What a cozy looking blanket!! Wishing you warmth and comfort in the New year!! Merry Christmas!

    Ps. Laundering with light detergent and drying on very low heat will keep the softness and avoid the crunch that fleece gets when the fibers melt together from high heat....in case you didn't know.

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  21. What a cozy looking blanket!! Wishing you warmth and comfort in the New year!! Merry Christmas!

    Ps. Laundering with light detergent and drying on very low heat will keep the softness and avoid the crunch that fleece gets when the fibers melt together from high heat....in case you didn't know.

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  22. Love the blanket. We all need that soft warmth. My cinnabon story: I went to the West Edmonton mall 20+ years ago and discovered Cinnabon. I was in heaven! I came home to CA and was telling my sister about this wonderful place and the delicious icing,etc. she said "that sounds like Cinnabon at the mall". Little did I know there was one within a few miles of my house. Obviously, I don't get out much!
    Enjoy your Christmas celebration and here's hoping next year brings you joy to replace your sorrow.

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  23. Merry CHristmas. The blanket looks wonderfully cozy. Have a blessed holiday.

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  24. Love the blankie; looks so festive and soft. Glad you have it. Merry Christmas.

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