First Advent Sunday
This should be one of the happiest times of the year. I wish I could say that it is my favorite, but it's really not.
My young adulthood to mid 30s was spent working retail. It wasn't fun. People are rude and nasty and everyone thinks their time is more important that everyone else's.
I love Christmas for other reasons . . .
So I don't go shopping . . . much. We have decided to pare our gift giving way down.
I don't bake a lot of cookies, because we don't eat a lot of them. And mom makes enough to feed a third world country :)
I've decided to accept a challenge and add a few of my own.
The challenge can be found here.
Susan invites us every year to participate or encourages us to find something on our own that we are passionate about. I'm going to join her this year because I feel good about what she does and supports and she is such an encouragement and inspiration to me.
I'm also going to continue some of the goals I set at the beginning of the year - Susan's inspiration as well - and continue with making doll gowns, doll quilts and baby quilts.
I spent the weekend working on some charitable sewing (another challenge from a group I belong to).
I had them already cut out. I sewed them together on Friday and Saturday. There are a 13 that just need to be hemmed and they are done. I have to cut out more to continue sewing.
These are all pink because those are the donation fabrics I recieved. I'm going to have to go through mine stash and see what other colors I have and can share.
I finished two doll quilts. I have a third that just needs binding and I have several more cut out and ready to go.
I don't know if I'll be able to do one of each of these a day during December, but I will do my best. I would love to send the box before the end of the month.
There are lots of holiday themed events. Here are some that I'm trying to participate in:
Check out Susan's blog for more inspiration this Advent season.
Thanks for stopping by,
Wishing you a day filled with the things that make and keep you happy.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21 NIVUK