I posted the kids the Christmas presents from us and now I am ready. This is the first time I am ready for Christmas this early in December, I wanted my packages out before the week before Christmas because I worried that the mail/shipping companies would be overwhelmed. This Christmas is a simplified Christmas and we are ready to enjoy a different kind of celebration. While I'll be missing my kids, I will be joyful and thankful for all that we have.
Earlier this week we had some unexpected snow which was delightful to wake up and see. Most of the snow melted by mid afternoon and the snow didn't impact any plans. We are having a tiny warm up this weekend so I doubt there will be snow surprises.
I continue to do a daily sketch with some watercolors added. The paper is mixed media and sadly doesn't hold up well when lots of water is added. I knew this going in so I'm at peace with the warped paper.
Did you see my sweater in the top photo? I am giddy with excitement because tonight might be the night I set the sleeves aside and zoom through the body of the sweater. While working on my sweater, I think about the baby blanket I will be casting on soon. I'd like to start this blanket before the end of the year. I dug around my stash last month and found some lovely multi-purple cotton that will drape nicely with feather and fan stitch (if that is the pattern I end up using, I'm still mulling this decision).
We go for walks when the weather permits and we stay mostly home except for groceries. We are living a quiet life and it's peaceful.