As with most stitchers at this time of the year, a lot of what we create is secretive until after Christmas. There has been a bit of sewing that can be shown.
Using a snowflake embroidery design, I created a small candle mat. Hopefully, it will be able to be used past the Christmas season.
Like so many others, I have been trying to keep up with Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Mystery. I managed to finish Step 3 and finally finished Step 1 too.
Although I probably won't have a lot of time to work on these blocks, I did start on Scrap Dance Waltz - hosted by Carole at From My Carolina Home. I loved this pattern.
We had a few little helpers to help get the Christmas tree up yesterday. Of course the ornaments ended up rather clustered and low! ;-) It is always fun to have the little ones here for the Christmas traditions.
Before the train goes under the tree, the children like to set it up and play with it - building bridges with the blocks and running it faster than it can go on the smaller track under the tree.
While we are enjoying the last of the roses before they get pruned back, the poinsettia now has bright red flowers all over it.
I was recently a winner on Soma's blog and received these gorgeous batik fabrics along with a few of her beautiful patterns. The photo does not do the colors any justice. As I told Soma, I have been wanting to make a blue quilt for awhile now and these should be perfect.
Just to add to the Christmas eating, they have recently opened a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop fairly close to us. Oh.my.goodness! I loved seeing the doughnuts make their way down the processing line only to get placed in your box at the end - still warm. They absolutely melt in your mouth.....so, how bad can they really be for you?
Two more weeks from today is Christmas. Relax and enjoy the beautiful season.