I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Maybe like us you’re still in the middle of entertaining and visiting?
We had a lovely day Sunday although we kept it very much as a normal day of rest with a chapel service in the morning and carols and bible readings of the Christmas story at Sunday school in the afternoon. It was lovely to have a day to really savour the real meaning of Christmas without all the other distractions.
We saved most of the gifts until Monday and also had our Christmas dinner then too.
Josh did his own shopping on Amazon and got me this cute coaster and some stickers. He also disappeared in the craft room one afternoon and surprised me with this! It reminded me just how special hand made gifts are.
The other excitement was my stitching Santa parcels. Firstly, thanks so much Sheila for organising this one again.
I entered both the sewing and yarny version and got two very generous parcels. One was from Cathy (nanacathy.com) who also did mine last year.
She had made some lovely ornaments to add to my tree. So special as I like my ornaments to have meaning. A lovely knitted bag and a wrist warmer and hat set. I tried to take a selfie but that didn’t work so Abz came to the rescue!
Then there was some tinsel yarn and some gorgeous galaxy yarn with sequins in it. I think the tinsel yarn in that color would make a great cat, I’ll have to see what I can come up with. I’m thinking maybe a scarf for the galaxy yarn?
I just feel so thoroughly spoilt and overwhelmed at the thought, time and care that went into these parcels. Thanks so much ladies.
Lastly, a friend and I did our own little crafty goodies swap where I got a few more lovely bits. A scarf, hand knitted fingerless gloves with the flap over mitt bit, some gorgeous fabric and wooden buttons with hand made with love on them!! Also a large cup and saucer and a snail tape measure.
From time to time I plan out my days and get so much more done. I stick to it as much as can but I don’t let interruptions bother me or get stressed if I get behind or don’t complete my list but just tell myself that God’s plan for my day was obviously different and His way is always best!
I’m hoping I can get in the habit of regular planning and I want to set goals such as; do something special as a family once a month, meet one of my friends for coffee once a fortnight, phone someone I rarely see once a month, do a random act of kindness each week etc! Then maybe, maybe, something similar for housework goals .
Are you making goals, plans etc for the new year? I have good intentions but I’m not very good at sticking to plans, especially if it involvess being too organised. I’ll blame having a creative brain! Do you have any tips or tricks for sticking to goals?
In case I don’t get back on here before Sunday, I hope you all have a wonderful and creative new year.