It seems like forever since we've seen the sun and the days seem very very short.
My husband has been working out of town, so I've inherited dog walking duties. If we don't get our walk in right after I get home from work, I feel like we should be wearing reflective collars so we can be seen in the dusk.
After taking this picture, I realized my dogs are cuter from the front than the back. But they do love their walks, so this is my view a lot of the time.
Of course, no matter what the weather, or what else is going on, I have to do some kind of crafting. I'm convinced if I was ever on Survivor, I'd probably try to knit something using bamboo sticks and vines.
I made these sparkly vintage style Christmas ornaments at a wonderful craft day at Tami's craft day.
This is something I'm crocheting with a BIG wooden hook. It goes really fast. It's just a rectangle that eventually I'll fold down and tack the edges to make armholes and it should be a shrug. But if it isn't, it won't be the first time I'm had a yarn fail. It really is about the process.
My December 2013 Reverb Journal is getting a redo, too. The idea of the Dec reverb journal is to work with daily prompts and questions during Dec, kind of reviewing the year. Questions like: "What do you remember most about the year?" "What was something that surprised you this year?" "What did you plan to do in 2013 that you didn't do?".
My answers were so boring that I decided I had to make more of an effort in 2014 to do some living and say yes to things that sounded like fun instead of saying "someday".
Like Ferris Bueller said "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
I don't have any specific plans for 2015 but I'm practicing moving my head up and down to say "Yes", instead of back and forth to say "No".
Once again Karla showed she is the hostess with the mostess at her Romantic Cottage Christmas workshop. Her house is decorated in darling vignettes and themed trees and displays. This one of little deer was one of my favorites.
Lunch was yummy with individial chicken pot pies and mixed greens salad.
The house and studio were full of Christmas greenery.
Karla had three different projects for us to make, and a full table of other supplies to craft with "free-style" as Karla called it. Supplies to make cards, paper mache ornaments, felted ornaments- all great vintage stuff, and enough to make a whole tree full or ornaments.
Instead of making three different ornaments, I made three of the same ornament for my niece Melissa's three little girls. Baby Sadie was born in August and is pretty lucky to have two big sisters to help take care of her.
These are my finished stockings.
(If you'd like a stocking kit, Karla has them for sale here.)
I personalized the stockings with the girls' names by cross stitching on perforated paper and using a scallop punch to make tags.
A fun way and a fun day to get the holidays rolling.