I think I predicted in last week’s blog post that the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas just WHOOSH by and that they are crazy busy and I was right….
I know it is still the early part of December, but I’m already starting to stress over what all needs to get done in the next couple of weeks…crazy, right?! Are you like that too? I don’t even know what seems to be eating up all my time these days, other than the usual errands and activities, but somehow a little “time-monster” seems to be sneaking in and stealing many hours from my days! Every morning I tell myself that I will pull out a few more decorations, and every evening I plop into bed exhausted, having done NO decorating of any kind….I think next year I will start in October! 🙂
How about you? How are you getting along with your shopping/baking/ decorating? Better than me, I hope!
Ofcourse it doesn’t help one little bit that I keep getting distracted by cute little crafts and projects that I think I can sneak in here and there! Here are just a few examples of adorable projects that I have stumbled across this past week:
The link on how to make these is right here: I ofcourse had to run right out and buy a pompom maker and felt and already made one to hang on a gift! My son is also enamored by these and wants to make a bunch to give his teachers. ( Which I think is just the sweetest because he is about to turn 17 and how many 17 year old boys give Christmas presents to their teachers??)
Here is another cute project I found:
This is a cooperative sew along with Gail Pan ( whom I LOVE!) and some other ladies. The blocks are SO cute, but just be aware that the instructions are in centimeters so those of us who are used to inches have to convert a bit. Gail’s block can be found right here.
And don’t even get me started on all those yummy recipes that seem to land on my Facebook feed every few minutes….I would like to make them ALL, but here are just some of the highlights:
I love fudge, and to find a link to 25- plus recipes seems like heaven! Click right here to go to this blog post!
There is no recipe to go with these cookies, but I’m sure any old Gingerbread or Sugar Cookie recipe would do. But just look at the ART on these!!
I don’t think I could stand to eat one and ruin it, but they would make such pretty ornaments!
Another project that has kept me entertained this past week is my very own gingerbread quilt. I told you that my little Gingerbread ornament was inspiring me to make a quilt and this is what I have so far:
I just have to finish making the alternate blocks and maybe add a border and then it will be practically done! I will share more details about this quilt in the next few weeks…as usual my blog post is getting too long already!
I do have one little confession to make before I get to my give-away…….I …….bought …..fabric……BOOOOOHOOOO…..but I made it SO close and I think I have been SO very good this past year, so I’m not going to feel that guilty. ( It was very fun by the way and I do have an excuse: I wanted to make my Gingerbread quilt and needed to have browns~never mind that I had plenty of browns already, and never mind that some other colors snuck in there too!)So because it is so close to Christmas I thought I would have another give-away. My giveaways are OPEN to EVERYONE so please enter to win! This is what I am giving away this month: It is a pattern by Fig Tree Quilts ( I do love Joanna’s designs!) and it is a mini quilt called Star Crossed. I love the colors on the sample quilt, don’t you?! All you have to do to enter to win this pattern is to leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite treat is around the holidays. This give-away will close when I post my next blog, sometime next week, so leave your comment now! 🙂
Until next time!