Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Chapter.....


I am sooooo ready for 2014!
There is a lot to look forward to and 
so many things to put aside in the box of memories.

That is the word for this new year.
I need to find a way to make the important things
more of a priority and not waste time on the little
things that I seem to do to fill time so I feel like I 
am actually DOing something!

No more over-planning and over-committing.
My friend, Greta and I have made a vow to keep one another
on track with this....be each other's 
encouragement and "check-in" person.

Not to say that those little things are not important..
they certainly are!

a taste of fresh bread from the oven - still warm
a big hug from a dear friend
"Hello" from a stranger
an entire afternoon to sit and stitch (!)
a long chat over a cup of tea
cozy-ing up on the couch
creative days with girlfriends

so much to be grateful for....
...so much to look forward to...
...and so much love for those I adore.

Take a minute every once in awhile 
and think about a little something you can do for someone
when they least expect it.....

Happy Days ahead....

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Holiday Faire

Today was the Waldorf School's
Holiday Faire.....and it was GReAT!

It has been so cold around here...the high today was low 20's
I think it is supposed to be around 6 degrees F tonight...
Thought it might not be the best day to get out, but
the Faire was well-attended.
The snow has been beautiful - I do love winter.

Dear Alison returned from Florida last night
after being with her mother-in-law following the death
of her father-in-law a little over a week ago.
She came with me to set up this morning and stayed
most of the day to help out with sales.
Thank you, Alison!!
I think you are my Good Luck charm.
(I am glad you are home....)

The day was wonderful.
There were even two, or three (!) women
who put together little scenes of many of the pieces
I had made and then bought them all!
It was so wonderful to see people playing with the trees and toadstools,
fairies and tiny houses as I do ...
......and find a little joy with each one.

Now that the Faire is over, I PROMISE to get the app
necessary to post photos of all of these goodies on my iPad.
Can't wait any longer to share them with you.

Big Hugs all 'round!
...and Happy Holidays Week One...