|Taken with my NEW iphone!|
Two weeks remain until Christmas. Two! And I am behind. Not only am I behind but I'm taking on additional projects. Yesterday I knit a baby hat for a neighbor (the little guy is having surgery tomorrow and I simply couldn't let him go to the hospital without his very own hand knit).
And I'm knitting a horai scarf. My picture doesn't do it justice. Click the link. This, too, is a gift. A long time nurse at my allergist's office is retiring just before the holiday. I've seen her every two weeks for the past five years; clearly she deserves a going away present.
Today I'm also hoping to finish the gifts for my nieces and nephews and get those in the mail. This means some sewing and cooking up playdough.
I also have a package to ship and a camera (a super cool SX 70 model 2 polaroid) to list in the shop. C'mon sales! Santa could use a bump in his Christmas fund.
Speaking of Santa yesterday we finally got our tree. It's a family tradition -- we pick up a permit from the forest service and cut one down ourselves. Our trees are always a little haphazard. A tad imperfect and oh so right.
I've also made our annual holiday greeting -- a slide show of the year. In years past I've burned DVDs and mailed them out. This year we are streamlining and going digital.
Now I'd best get to it. If I can get all out of town presents made, packaged and shipped this week things will be good.
Note to self: start getting ready for the holidays earlier next year (as in January). Yes. That would be an excellent idea.