Though we have been fortunate to have unseasonably warm weather all fall and early winter, I still have not strung my outdoor lights, nor have I done any decorating....I'm not sure why? but I always manage to wait for the most bone-chilling, hand-freezing day. It must feel like it's ' time ' then.
I did, however, begin to gather.
I've cut balsam, pine and cedar boughs, winterberries and pine cones.
The kids went home with swags for their doors and their decks.
The scents of Christmas linger in the air as I cut, wrap wire, and hang things ' just right.'
My primitive workshop is all I mustered for the few items I would be making this season, but how I love it. The Christmas carols sound in the background, they're sung as I attempt to do my share of the ' elf ' duties.
Soon, the doors will be dressed at my house too,
but for now,
the ' cheer ' is sent over the rivers and through the woods
to the grown ' loves ' of this shop.
Two by two,
One for me and one for you.
Enjoy the scents of the season.
Now, I have a few lights to string, wreaths, garland and swags to make.
There are mittens, socks and scarves to finish knitting for the ( shhhh), Grandloves, on my list, and Christmas cakes to bake.
A tree, take Mom to pick out the perfect Christmas trees.
Make fudge and cookies and cocoa and slush.
Yarn, I need more yarn.
I really do have to run.
Thanks again, to all of my faithful friends, for taking a second out of your day to stop in to say 'hi' and extend your warm hearts.
God Bless Each and Everyone of You
as you prepare for the Coming of God's Son