My apologies for not being around very much in these pages. I've been doing a lot of sewing and such, and have had to watch my computer time very closely! Even my morning walks have been limited so that I can continue with my projects. I did snap a few pictures one morning with the frost gilding all the fallen leaves. Our weather has still not produced any snow ... well any that will stick to the ground. I'm okay with that for now though. I don't like to worry about highway driving on top of all the other Christmas stuff.
The sewing has been for Christmas presents, so I can't even show you what I've been working on. I will show what I made after Christmas though.
I thought I'd just pop in quickly this morning to say I'm still here. I've been reading as many blogs as I can, but don't always have time to leave a comment, for which I apologize. I hope everyone is having fun days as we head into the Christmas season.
This week I'll have to drag my decorations out and get the house in order. Everyone on my street has so many lights on their houses and in their yards! I don't have any outdoor lights any more. I try to put things up that I can do from our big step ladder and that's it! We can only get lights across our roof line if we climb on the roof as our ladder doesn't reach ... and then they remain up there far longer than I like! I hate seeing neglected Christmas lights and decorations in late January and February.
My family did our annual big Christmas shop in downtown Toronto this past Saturday. Canadians have now adopted the American tradition of Black Friday for an excuse to rally the crowds to come shopping and hopefully pick up some bargains. We make sure we arrive at the Eaton's Centre pretty much at the opening hour and shop until lunchtime. The mall isn't very crowded until after lunch ... and then the shoppers are packed in the hallways like sardines!! We've been doing this shopping excursion since our oldest child was about two and I worked downtown. The kids really like the day, and my daughter came home specially to come with us. We won't see her again until Christmas Eve.
Anyway, enough prattling on and on! I have more items to get in the mail this week for my dear brother on the far side of Canada (hi Joe!!), and some cards to get out for my tea & card exchange (hello ladies!!). Once these things are out, I can enjoy the decorating part and will hopefully be here a bit more!
Thanks for stopping by!