I hope that you all had a happy weekend kicking off the holiday season. Ours was BUSY, but I felt so productive. (I must say here that it helped that I didn’t need to host Thanksgiving dinner AND my husband totally took over pie duty. That frees up a lot of time.) However, I didn’t get much Christmas shopping done and only scratched the surface when it comes to decorating, but we’ll get there.
I did get some serious cleaning and organizing done which felt good including: cleaning out the garage, a couple of closets (including the one where the Christmas tree was lurking in the back, so that was kind of necessary), finishing an Ikea storage piece for our laundry room, spray painting an old kitchen bench
and I even basted a couple of quilts. The weather was mild so I felt like I should jump on the garage, basting, and bench while I could. I love when I have those bursts of energy and feel like I get a lot done. By Sunday I sure was pooped, but it felt good to have a productive surge.
I even had a little time left over for sewing. During my sewing time I made myself focus on WIP’s (works-in-progress) like this long over-due Bee block for Melissa.
I also made my September Aurifil block. (Which, as I look at this picture, needs some adjusting. So don’t look closely.)
Here are my blocks as of now. I’m still 3 blocks behind because the December block pattern came out yesterday (such a good one!) But that’s okay. One a week and I’ll catch up by the end of the year. (fingers crossed)
And here’s how my newly white bench is looking. Right now it’s providing a nice home for some of my Christmas quilts. I’m in the process of going white in a lot of my house including having the kitchen cabinets painted white and redoing the ugly fireplace with a nice white update. It’s all kind of in limbo at the moment (I haven’t had cabinet doors for weeks) so it will be nice when it’s all done and the house is put back together. I’ll share the before and after pictures when the “after” part is finally looking decent.
In the mean time, this parting view for today (since it’s a lot prettier that all the exposed cabinet interiors of my kitchen). This is part of the view from my backyard. As much as I don’t love winter, I have to say, I think that’s a pretty sight. Happy December to you and best wishes with your own chaos and to-do lists!