We do not do a lot of shopping for the holidays any more so that makes it easy. Christmas has gotten too commercialized. I remember when I was a kid – one of 12 – a very long time ago in a galaxy far away in a place called Wisconsin next to Lake Michigan – this was a time when we were very happy to get one present each and loved whatever we got and then went outside to play in the snow and made snow forts and had snowball fights. (of course this was back in the very early 60’s) Now it seems everyone has to spend, spend and do more spending!! We lived in a large rustic stone farm house in the country – money was very tight, the one present was often all we got and we were happy – how many children would be happy to get one five dollar present now I wonder? People spend and spend and go into great debt at Christmas – maybe it is time for that to change? It seems it was all much simpler then. (of course it wasn’t simple for mom and dad to come up with the money to pay for this inexpensive presents but they always seemed happy too)
I don’t want to sound like a scrooge but I think the whole meaning of Christmas has gone out the window. Agree? Disagree?
I spent a little time yesterday printing out some templates for the Hertfordshire quilt and got a few more pieces glue basted. I am linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching today and Quilting is More Fun than Housework. Some have asked the name of the book – Creating Heirlooms, One Stitch at a Time by Carolyn Konig and I found a site that sells the book for those that wanted to know here is a link.
I did a little more on the barely touched recently crochet shawl – it is folded in half it is wider than this.
Quilting from Friday night on Murrieta Stars
Picking up in this area last night
All the cookies baked – the coffee cake gets made today and I think some of this better get put in the freezer to eat next month or so because I already have some tins set aside for Melanie! (the cookie jar is empty – it is used more as a decoration because the lid is cracked it is about 30 years old!
I know some of you will be celebrating today and some on Christmas Day depending on when your family gathers if you are lucky to have them around – some are by themselves I’m sure as not everyone has family around with the way everyone is spread around the country now – whatever you do I hope you will be happy and take time for yourself and just breath and relax and eat a cookie or two!