I am trying to breath slowly and savor these weeks leading to Christmas. Staying out of the stores has helped.
We put up the tree and started putting out all the nativities this weekend. I kept thinking I would get out a buy a new advent wreath but then I found this lovely idea on Pinterest using jars and candles and I knew it was the perfect project. And I will not be distracted by the fact that today is the beginning of the second week of Advent and I still have to get candles for my jars.
I am also planning to make these wonderful brownies, perhaps adding some peppermint chocolate chips.
Yesterday I got the applique cut and basted for the November and December blocks of that 2011 Block of the Month. Again, I will not be distracted by the fact that is is now 2014.
I am also slowly stitching on my prayer pockets, a shawl, and a cowl. And I am planning to cast on another hat for the women's day shelter we support.
Now I am off to see what others are slowing stitching this week.