Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Thoughts

Here we are, almost half-way through December, and my tree still looks like a naked bottle brush standing in the corner of the living room.  Sigh.  I'm not a Grinch by any means, and I love the Christmas season, but sometimes the work that goes into being festive can seem so overwhelming.... I'm also working on making Christmas for my 4 year old NOT about getting tons of gifts.  We're trying to plan fun family stuff, and keeping gift requests to a minimum!

We had family portraits done last month, so here is a little pic of my favorite elf.
(She was SO excited to get decked out in Christmas gear.  LOL)

So what have been doing with all my time spent not decorating or shopping?  I'm really not sure!  The Elf and I have done some little crafty things - mostly painting and coloring (her choice).  Of course there is work, and the usual cooking and cleaning.  Oh, and we've put our house on the market, so I'm often trying to imagine which pile of clutter might be the most offensive to a potential buyer...although the market isn't really moving much at this time of year here, so I'm not stressing that stuff TOO much (probably not enough!).  And I've been thinking about my stitching goals for 2015 - I don't think I even set any goals for this year...
GOALS FOR 2015 (in no particular order):
  •  join Heather's 2015 Smalls SAL
  • work on the long-neglected Fairy Tale Towne (perhaps as part of the Smalls SAL!)
  • pick and stitch something primitive/sampler-style to hang next to the Forget-Me-Not Sampler bulletin board.  Current front-runner - Homespun Elegance's "Olde Shaker Tune")
  • stitch Brightneedle's "Ezmerelda's House"
I think that is enough for now.  If we end up selling our house and buying a new one, packing and moving could take up a good chunk of my year!!

For now I'll go back to working on that cute little chubby Santa Claus design I posted last week.  Happy Holiday Stitching to you all!

2 comments:

Von said...

I so agree with you that there's too much work involved in being festive. I've just spent a fair share of two days just putting up the tree and there's so much yet to do. It'll get done somehow. :D

Good luck selling your house!

Kathy A. said...

That is the cutest little elf! Hope that your house moves and you find your dream home.

Decision Made

After monkeying with the shells and beads some more, I decided to take them all off... ...and I think I like it best this way.  I did add...