This month has been a whirlwind of activity – as usual. I feel like I live my life from one deadline to the next, and I know I’m not alone here. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining. Having nothing to do would be the worst thing that I could possibly imagine, but somehow a compromise between ends of the spectrum sounds like a good idea. I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.

Here’s a glimpse of my month so far. The first shot shows the elves the first time they made coffee with me. They’re very helpful, and they’re not fussy about how their coffee turns out.

Next my daughter, Devon, came for a quick visit. Whatever time I get to spend with my family is a good time. We made a day trip to Lethbridge to visit my parents – and Felix. It was an excellent day.

I was impressed with the Christmas veggie display at the grocery store. It’s great to see people infusing the Christmas spirit into the produce department! My fibre group, Contextural, had their December meeting/pot luck at my house. I stitched together a new tablecloth to celebrate the evening. We have some very talented members and the food was delicious!

Last Saturday was a workday for our Calgary chapter of Days for Girls. It’s always fun working with the enthusiastic volunteers supporting a very worthy cause.

My activity report wouldn’t be complete without a photo of my assistant/companion, Kush. Sometimes she actually lets me work by sleeping next to where I’m working. Not like now – as I type across her body.

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Lastly I’m including some pics of my favorite Christmas decorations. I have a number of large glass vases filled with beautiful ornaments, so I’m showing some close up views as well. In case I don’t get back to my blog before the 25, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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8 thoughts

  1. Ah…I have a Studio Assistant too. She helps by supervising the quilting…and by sitting on my computer chair so that I am forced to go to my sewing machine! 😉

    Love the vase/ornaments idea. Now my kids are grown and away, I have only a tiny table-top tree, and more ornaments than it can handle. This year I’ll take a page from your book and dig out a couple of large glass vases for the “excess”. Thanks for the tip — and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Year!


  2. I love the way you display your ornaments. I have some that are piled into opaque bowls, but I like the idea of the clear glass containers, each interesting in its own shape and with the variety of ornaments too. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Marlene. I do like to get full value on the ornaments and see them all. I cover them with saran wrap and store them loaded. Then every few years I empty them – one at a time – and wash the vases. It’s either that or only invite people over when it’s dark outside. Merry Christmas to you too!


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