I thought I had loads of time to get it all done. Every year the same thing happens. I hear everyone commenting about the stores getting ready for Christmas in September, not even waiting till Halloween is done. Well let me be very clear here, three and a half months is not enough time for me.
All are welcome here
Somehow, and I can’t imagine how it happens, Christmas is creeping up on me with less than four days to go. Where the heck did all the time go? It was there just a minute ago.
Could it have gone here?
Snow barely covered the ground but kids were enjoying every drop.
The first snow this year. I spent too much time watching the children play in it from the sewing room window where I should have been working.
Oh, to be a kid again.
Could it have gone here?
It all froze. First time in the last 4 years we have had this much snow and freezing rain.
Our second snow this season brought the city of Portland to its knees. The aftermath is beautiful but the 3 hour ride to cover the 22 miles from the airport after picking up my son complete wore us both out. Cars were littered over all the roads and interstate. No one was prepared for the amount of ice on the roads. My son, the expert driver, got us home without bending anything.
Nothing but gray skies as far as the eye can see.
It sure is pretty if you don’t have to leave the house.
I’ve been busy working on things, some of which I can’t show you right now. Shh, they are presents. Here is one I made for my son’s birthday last month at his request.
My son has a great sense of humor
I had a tiny photo of my tree skirt on a previous blog and a better photo was requested. I have more started but the details I add take a great deal of time. I think I’ll start on them next month.
The whole tree skirt
Lots of added detail like the gold bows sewn on before it’s assembled
There is a spot to hide a gift under the heart.
My son flew home for Christmas and collecting all his belongings to move them into a shipping container on a friends piece of property. The shipping container was less expensive than a year’s storage fees and when it’s no longer storage for his things, it can be used as a shop and work space. So along with the Christmas decorations and preparations, we are getting ready for another shuffling of stuff and moving it. Not the best time of year for it but storage unit fees are getting astronomical. Is anyone starting to question our sanity?
Someone has to make use of these things.
I also made time to walk my daughter through a project she wanted to do and we were flying by the seat of our pants with no real pattern. We made it up as we went and it turned out pretty good for her first time. She likes using my machine so I can hover and calm when fear arises. It’s a gift for a hard to gift friend of hers. We are both proud of her.
Daughter sewing on moms machine is so much better than at home alone with hers
A gift for a cat loving friend
The back of the pillow for easy washing.
I still have a dozen projects to finish in the next three days. What are the odds? Will the baking get done? How about you?
Is Christmas creeping up on you like a cat stalking a bird or are you ready to smack it down?
Every year it looks different
Old treasures and the box I painted years ago.
A closer look at the wreath I made
I had a lot of these to sew names on, in the meantime…
Bear has been in the family since 1987? I think.
Since I most likely won’t get another chance, I’m wishing you all the joy this Christmas season can bring and hope that the New Year will bring a new start and peace in your heart.
From my heart to yours,