The handmade gift tradition has been fun for hubby and myself. We spend a lot of time thinking about something that we can do for each that will be appreciated and used. Making things by hand has sort of eliminated the tendency to give a lot of 'junk' - don't have that much time! It has also eliminated our horrible tendency to over spend on Christmas gifts - good intentions, lovely motives, bad thing to do! We actually plan our gifts and then make lists of things we need to get, we shop early for supplies, and enjoy the whole process - except for the one thing that always gets left for the last minute! This year I had planned a gift for the girls that is breakable and when we decided not to travel to see them I had to scramble for a replacement!
So a big thank you to those who continue to read this even when I fall behind and I will be posting more as I finish things up and have time to breathe and enjoy the season. We re definitely enjoying our "White Christmas" as well - it looks like the 8" of snow may not melt before Christmas day. (yes it has been that cold!) Okay - back to work - making cookies for tomorrows quilt club party!
|Our flamingos don't seem to mind the snow!!|