Hello! How have you been? How are your days as we approach the shortest day of the year? I'm still in shock that the winter solstice is so close. It seems like yesterday it was the middle of July and I was yearning for cold and bemoaning the hot and humid weather.
I've been keeping busy at home doing all the crafting, if that's possible. As you can see I'm making steady progress on my sweater. I might be half way through the yoke charting - I also want the color work to never end because I love seeing the pattern emerging.
I don't know how Santa knows, but he's giving me more yarn for more color work sweaters. Santa is a clever man.
The deer started huddling in the yard the past week or so. I was lucky to get a photo before they scattered. We has some snow earlier this week much to my surprise. I don't think it was forecasted but then I wasn't paying attention to the weather news.
I've made a conscious effort to sketch and paint daily since the beginning of the month. Sometimes you have to force yourself to focus on what is good for you and completely ignore the outside world for a bit. I've been practicing meditation and mindfulness daily and trying my best to incorporate these skills through out the day.
Watercoloring is a mindful practice! So is journaling and knitting. I'm delighted to gaze at my holiday decorations and strive to make my own merry during this Advent season.
How are you making merry?