So many make resolutions!
I just wish~
So nothing is put away yet..re Christmas..I even hate those words..Putting Christmas away..LOL
Does Christmas really get put away?
I hope not.
I will start to gather and reminisce and box up and store away until next year..
Soon..probably after Epiphany like every year.
On the subject of resolutions..the deepest ,meditative friend I have ever had sent me a link to this..
I read it with intent as she is so wise..
and I found it so interesting.
I do finish what I start.
OHMGEE do I finish what I start..even a crappy book.
I'll even keep baking something I know an ingredient went missing;)
However..I do get extra paints..a new cookie cutter..a new art book..always thinking.."this paint set will make me a better painter":)
I will reread this link a few times this year:)
Maybe some of you will get inspiration..in one area or another.
can you believe I have never listened to a whole Audiobook?
I could not get a print copy of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman..
so I took the audiobook.
While stitching in my warm craft room on these freakin' blustery days.
I am loving it.The narrator's voice is pleasant.. and the book is so interesting. My daughter had told me she loved it..
Same daughter who made the seed girl w/ Noah:)
Not done..I haven't been 9 hrs since this AM in my craft room..but ..so good:)
I love Fredrik Backman books.
Another thing I fell in love w/..Les Misérables..on a UK you tube..thanks to Carol at Paris Breakfasts.
Oh ...I watched the whole first episode on my mini Ipad while stitchin' an Orla K blanket..(not done by far)..It's so good!!
Did you all watch Call The Midwife Christmas special?
Bawling firtst 5 minutes.
I received such sweet snail mail between Christmas and New Year..
That card,see that first pic?
UK cards are the bomb for 3 D..
And Marie sent me the adorable stitched tree ornament.
Her new cookbook...number 2 I might add..comes out soon!
I received the most gorgeous Santa photo on a handmade card by Linda~ It is pitch black now to take a pic..:(
A beautiful 3 D vintage card from Linda too..:)
I am saying these things because..well not os say..LOOK!
But to say.. How Sweet.How Grateful.
I am a firm believer in snail mail. Even if Canada Post is making me doubt.
I sent Linda a card the Monday I came back from Florida.Over 1 month.All within Canada:(
I'll fill you in on my Paris Maps..my wall is getting fuller.I think it is time for a new pic;)
I can't believe the cute add-ins- Carol puts in her subscription letters..it's not only an aquarelle map..you get goodies.
I made a cranberry orange cake thanks to Diane Morrisey..
and I was thrilled at the bit of COLOR that accompanied it:)
The stamps..and history and story accompanying this sweet colorful dshtowel were a treat..and still are.
You can find her recipe on IG..Diane Morrisey's:)
What do I do during..well..whenever..
you can see the beginnings up there..
I love all of Alicia Paulsen's Christmas Kits..
And I found some lovely free downloads here.
Thank you to everyone who inspires me day in day out..
To occupy my hands and mind..
Like my son-in-law..
See that paper..brushes ..and paints?
My mom would have been 100 today.My lovely Capricorn of a mom.
I wonder if she sees me ..still♥