Hello! How is your week going? I’ve heard people all around, commenting about Facebook posts they see, of friends who are already putting up Christmas trees. Could that be you?
Well whether or not, I can understand. Although my tree is not up yet, I am already excited for the holidays, and what I have come to realize, is that this year I’d like to make preparing for the holidays a big part of my celebration. Starting with stitching the Christmas cross stitch patterns I’ve been working on, which seems the perfect activity for several weeks ahead of the holidays. Not too soon, (because if one doesn’t start early, it may not get done, Right?) but I find that stitching some little holiday themed projects, does put me in the holiday spirit each time I pick one up!
Next on my list, I’m thinking of cookies that freeze well. I’d like to make several types now and freeze them for later. Do you have a freezer friendly cookie recipe you’d like to share? I’d love to hear.
When I’m not cross stitching, I’ve been working on my Thunder Moon shawl. The chevon pattern is fun, a nice alternative to feathers and fans, and I like the alternating knit and purl chevrons in the pattern for added texture. If you are interested in this pattern, it knits up very quickly, and could be a nice gift for someone on your list;)
Early this morning, between the houses and across the way, I could see the sun just starting to rise. I grabbed my jacket and headed toward the glow. "Hello sweet deer!”, I whispered. I was back before anyone knew I had left, and before the bit of typical morning rush began. Wishing you an easy and peaceful rest of the week dear friends. Jeannine xo
The special feeling of holidays and celebrations should not be confined to just the actual day. The preparations—the secretive making of gifts, surprises, decoration, and delicacies—give those pre-celebration days an excitement of their own.
Tasha Tudor and Linda Allen