Each and every year, I declare I'm going to start enjoying the down time of winter somewhere around the first of November. Don't know what happens (each and every year) but before I know it, it's Thanksgiving time and then the decorating, gift buying (or making--- oops, too late again) and baking of goodies fills the whole month of December.
There. That's my
feeble excuse for not posting here at decent time intervals.
Of course, this December and holiday season is going to be different as has been most of the year. Way back in the first of the year, plans were discussed for our California family to be here for Christmas of 2020. No chance of that happening now. At least technology these days makes it easier to stay in touch with friends and family that we won't be able to be with in person.
Our decorations are all up (phew!) and we're enjoying all the indoor colors and lights and our little tree. I always said I'd never have an artificial tree but after getting this one a few years ago, boy, have I changed my mind. Both Papa Pea and I really, really disliked the task of putting lights on a "real" tree and finding one the right size for the small space we have for it . . . what a chore. This "cheater" tree is the perfect size and shape and came with lights permanently attached. Oh, joy!
This is a little X-stitch pillow I recently finished that sits on the back of our couch. The design itself is only 8" x 8" and worked up fairly quickly using 7-count Klostern. I'm really enjoying my X-stitching right now but am very much looking forward to spending many happy hours quilting later on this winter.
I finally purchased the materials to organize my embroidery floss and know it will make a big difference once I get the organization done. Previously, all my floss was kept in small baggies and it was a chore to hunt through trying to find a color number I needed. Good thing I have some good audio books to listen to while winding, winding, winding the floss onto the holders.
There will be a Christmas Cookie Bake here this coming Saturday. I've gotten out of the habit of making holiday candies (only doing cookies) but have a craving to do so this year. Chocolate Rum Balls? Yum, let the sampling begin!
Warm pre-holiday wishes to you all with hopes December is going well for you and that you're all staying happy and healthy.