I've been out of commission since Thanksgiving, it seems. Everyday, there is something clamoring for my time. Whether I've been sewing, working, shopping, or watching my grandchildren, my time has been elsewhere from blogging. Christmas is just a week away. The tree was decorated a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't get any lighs put up outdoors. I baked Christmas cookies and candies over the week-end, with my three-year-old granddaughter helping out. All the shopping is done and I mailed the Christmas cards today. I've even celebrated with two family Christmas gatherings. Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, even without the snow.
The only thing that I haven't done as much as I wanted to do is my sewing. I finished a dress for one of my granddaughters, but didn't have time to make the other granddaughter a dress. Luckily, she was able to wear the dress I made her older sister when she was a baby. I spent one week making several pillowcases as gifts for my great-nieces and nephew, but I haven't gotten back to making anymore gifts. I had planned to make aprons for all my staff at work. I picked up this cute vintage apron at an antique shop a few months ago and wanted to duplicate it. But, alas, I have not had the time. They will be getting homemade English muffin and cinnamon breads from our bakery, instead.
I've had PJs for my grandchildren cut out and ready to sew since before Thanksgiving. I should be able to work on them this week-end and have them completed by Christmas eve. That's the goal, anyway. But, all my quilting projects have been on hold. That should change with an eleven day stretch off from work, beginning this Saturday. Oh, the things I should be able to accomplish. I kinda hope it will snow, so that I can just stay indoors with a blazing fire and inspirational music playing in the background.
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time with family and friends. And, remember that Jesus in the manager brought the hope of the cross. Be sure to celebrate the reason for the season.