Day three just blended right into day four…still, trying for nothing

Day three just blended right into day four of my tour of nothingness before Christmas.  Here’s what I’m liking best – I have time to craft for ME!  I have time to try new things – like these flowers I’ve been eyeing.  Love the vintage look of them and now that I practiced making a few – everyone on my Christmas list will be getting one as a hair pin or a corsage.  Ok, not everyone.  Like, I’m sure my husband wouldn’t care for one although he did help me figure out the process for making these beauties.  I know my sister reads and yes…I have one for you too!  Can’t wait to give it to you!

I love the blue...

And thus day three…

  • I went to work at my big university job.  It’s finals week and I’ve seen some mighty stressed out students this week.  One even cried after sitting down after just a minute…lack of sleep and the pending reality of the “real world” will do that to ya.  Remember those days?
  • I had to stop at the grocery for a few staples before going home.
  • And then hugs and kisses to all as the peas were all headed to bed.

And then I was able to start crafting these precious blooms

going to start adding them to my bags for sure...

...I'll keep practicing. My peas gave one of these to their teacher today for her birthday.

Day four isn’t even done yet but I can tell you this…work, work, work.

Tomorrow, a meeting with Suann and laundry on the to do list.

Might actually need to do some Christmas shopping for the kids too.

I have some cash finally from my craft shows so I can get them a few things.  This year, things are quite tight.  Will do my best to make it special for them.  They are easy to please and I’m a pretty thrifty shopper.  I do have one big surprise up my sleeve.  Maybe two.  Lots of handmade goodies will be under the tree.  Maybe a few thrifted items but things they will love.  The greatest gift has already been given to us.

Snow fell beautifully outside my office window today.  I think we shall have a white Christmas.  Yippee!

Listening to the “MercyMe Christmas” station on Pandora – very good.  I love Steven Curtis Chapman’s version of Away In a Manger.  What miracles came to us that day – and continue to swirl around us each day.

Day five…I’m beginning to like doing nothing.  (but I do have a deadline still for submitting pattern text for the magazine feature…that’s hardly a chore)

And don't forget - you have until December 14th to enter the Where Women Create 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. What fantastic gifts they have over there! I've offered up a great set of bags and trinkets there you might like - go peek and enter to win!

Wishing you a wonderful nothing kind of day.  What do you have planned for this weekend?  What are you crafting up for the holidays for gifts?  (I did just get a few blooms listed to my etsy  shop – I have MANY more, I just get tired of listing them!)

xoxo,

Trish

PS STILL A FEW DAYS ON THE GIVEAWAY LEFT AND RIGHT NOW, HECK, YOUR CHANCES ARE PRETTY GOOD!  THERE IS A LOVELY LITTLE HAT WITH YOUR NAME ON IT – GO SEE AND LEAVE A COMMENT TO ENTER TO WIN HERE!

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6 Responses

  1. Love them all Trish! Still working on the contest and the Snowmen:)

  2. Love the flowers. I’m doing enforced nothing at the moment as I’m recovering from a nasty cold, might even have been the dreaded swine flu as my daughter has just been officially diagnosed with it. Could get used to taking it easy, just a little blog surfing, some gentle handquilting, reading a quilt magazine, staggering slowly to the kitchen to make yet another cup of tea! Mmm, but it’s nearly Christmas, I wonder if I can keep this relaxed attitude or whether I’ll panic at the last minute! Loving reading about your days of nothingness, Happy Christmas xx

  3. I’m really loving that blue flower in the last picture – the colour is amazing! Glad you’re having such a great time with the “relaxing”. I am done this semester tomorrow and I can’t wait to relax a bit and do some serious sewing over the next few weeks. Yay!

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