Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tis the Season

I think I finally have all the Christmas decorations out. It's such a huge job. I always face it with dread, but once we get started, it's fun, and when the house is all festive, I'm glad we made the effort.

I'm not doing too much crafting this year. There are plenty of things I want to make, but I don't want to get stressed about it, so my approach has been less frantic and more relaxed. I'm trying that approach on all aspects of Christmas this year! So far I feel pretty good about things.

I do have one cute cross stitch that I recently completed which I need to share, but my son has been using my camera, and he changed all the settings, and I don't know how to change them back. Grumble grumble. He has a half-day of school today, which means he'll be home at 11:30, which also means I can kiss the computer good-bye for the rest of the day. He drives me crazy and makes me happy at the same time. He is taking a bus trip to Chicago on Friday with his German class to visit the Christkindlmarket. I must get myself to that sometime. It looks wonderful.

I did want to share links to two Christmas craft tutorials I posted in the past, just in case you yourself are in a mad crafting frenzy and want some ideas. These two are very simple to make:

Sock snowman tutorial here

Fabric candy cane tutorial here.

Thanks for your kind comments about Michele. It seems strange to go about my holiday business knowing that she is gone, and that her husband and daughter are without her.


Glenda said...

"less frantic and more relaxed" -- The best way to enjoy the season!!

Tricia said...

So did he end up speaking German to any Christkindlmarket vendors? M and I are taking the train to Chicago for a few days, so I'll make sure we check it out!

besomom said...

I didn't ask him if he used his Deutsch with them! He did eat German food. The market was a lot smaller than he expected it to be. He estimated 30 vendors. He did bring me a lebkuchen herz. I have it hanging up, but I think we'll have to eat it eventually. Have fun in Chicago!