December has arrived so quickly and unfortunately will end so quickly too.
I think because of last yr..I am more looking forward to it.It seems we will have dinner and brunch together♥..This new variant was and is a real threat.
My last Paris People was Santa..It finishes this watercolor book off perfectly in my mind's eye..Photo as always by Geni..who has recently been taking an IG break.
I've loved painting these..over 80 lol so I really have.
A lovely lady Diana..sent me this wonderful tea advent calendar..the first day was Gingerbread!Yesterday's Anise..so pretty and useful..A decadence really.:)I am grateful.
Advent Calendars..when my girls were at home I always gave them one so it's been years really..Last yr..Dec I decided to make them one for this year.I bought the little Kraft paper advent calendar houses on Etsy..a PDF file pattern..My Staples doesn't print on Kraft paper I found out aftrer:(So I printed them up here on reg paper.50.
Because I have 2 girls:)
Then you cut out and clue the little homes..I glued mine to a foam core board that I cut in two w/ a curve like a street and set up the village..added bottle brush trees and trim to the front..and that's it..you fill and tie off.
They liked them:)
I made those delicious Gaufres of Isabelle's..I just love the crispness..sugary caramelly taste..not a pizzelle though..be warned..but I love these more.Rhum adds a distinctive taste.Put them in a tin and you are good to go for weekkkkks!
Paris Breakfast's charming letter..look Gingerbread men:)
Perfect opportunity to use Dash's Gingerbread man waffler..Tilley told me about the waffles..I had bought some for the Littles..never for me.These are tiny treasures..gems..Tilley has many:)Enabler she is.I give these wee machines 5 stars.
Not sure I will make more snowmen..I'll see but they were fun last yr..
All special Canadian cards are sent and US and Europe..only certain local and one local gift still left to mail.
Started some other baking..not all successes..Anyone else have problems with some Donna Hay recipes? Never quite on point for me.
While I realize that I am looking forward to this season I know many are not.
So many have lost parents..spouses..friends..So many are ill..so many have far less than anyone else..
And so many will be sad and lonely.
Sorrow happens to each and every one of us..loneliness too..and situations change..things happen in a heartbeat.So even though I may have a Spring in my step because I will be w/ my family this yr..all can change on a dime.
I've been on that dime many times.And never quite completely off.
It's 27F windy and brisk ..but blue skies..Tree lighting and festivities going on in my Hallmark town tonight..♥
Wish I really really wanted to go..you need a BFF for that..
Mine are busy ..one moved.. and one's not a festivity person lol..Nor am I but I'd like to get that back.