I think I am finally settling into the Christmas spirit. Not in a rushed consumer kind of way, but more in a place of awe and wonder. It has been a joy when I am out in the evening to see Christmas lights. Most of the displays seem to be a bit more toned down this year. I think it is pretty neat that people take the time to do that. Maybe next year I can ask my kiddos to help me with putting some up.
I am so happy to say that I made some progress on my grape square. It is more of a grape mass now. This is where I have to agree that back stitch is our friend. It will look lovely when I get to define the grapes within the cluster. Anyway here is a photo:
During the warmer weather, I forget just how much I love my little lavender neck warmer. It is filled with rice and I just put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and it comes out all toasty. My feet have been cold all day (I am of the opinion that cold feet can make one miserable) , so this evening I put it on top of my slippers. My feet are much happier now. I used it to warm up the bed at night, or on my shoulders, or my feet. I find that I do not have to turn the heater on, because this warmer works so well. I love mine so much that I am thinking I may make up a few to give as gifts for close friends.
So I have been thinking today about how truly fortunate I am. I know some really wonderful people who are just so kind and smart. I live in one of the most beautiful places in the whole world. I have a little dog who thinks I am pretty great and walks around smiling most of the time. My family is pretty amazing. I had pepperoni pizza for dinner. My feet are warm. I am in a state of awe and wonder for the gifts I have already received. It is a happy Christmas indeed.