Friday, December 11, 2009
Oh.... I had the best of intentions. I planned on putting up all kinds of things you could make before Christmas.....but it's just not going to happen. I guess if you want to make 20 new ornaments, 3 quilts, and 8 new cookie recipes while shopping, decorating the house, writing cards and notes and hosting parties, you will just have to go to another blog. It won't be happening here.
Barb and I have decided that Blackbird Designs will be doing the "12 days of guilt-free relaxing." If you feel like kicking back a bit ....we are your gals.
My idea: Make a cup of hot tea and get out several of your favorite magazines that have fabulous things to do and make for Christmas. Look at them and enjoy the pictures. The magazine above is from Saveur. This article talks about how in Sweden everyone enjoys cooking in the winter. They all pitch in and help each other. The candy on the left looks fabulous.....Now say with me....."Isn't that nice?" and turn the page. Spend about 30 minutes looking at the pictures and reading the articles. Promise me you won't feel like you have to make one thing!
Barb's idea: Now go to the phone and call a restaurant that has curb-side delivery. Wear your house slippers and drive over and pick up dinner. Get out your china and serve everyone up a meal. Smile and take time to play some games with the kids tonight.
Hanukkah begins tonight. Wishing you eight nights of light, peace and time to enjoy your families.
Check back tomorrow for more "crafty" ideas.
Hugs to you all!