Yesterday was a very long day for me, I worked long and hard on sewing, decorating, emailing, cleaning, well you get the picture. I did however make time for that all important ritual, afternoon tea, I think sometimes that is the only thing that helps me make it through. Like most crafters this is such a busy time of year, taking custom orders, finishing off projects, running to the post office and standing in line for what seems like an eternity, thinking to yourself...I could have stuffed a dog by now, or cut out another little project! Having that tea break in the afternoon I think is very good for me, it gives me a chance to sit for a spell and unwind.
While "unwinding" yesterday I looked around at some of the Christmas decorations and realized over the years how many things I have made for our home and family, from all the clothing, to the toys and numerous home dec sewing for our home. I have to tell you it give me a nice warm fuzzy feeling as I looked about, and that brings me to the photo above, I made this little snowman so many years ago now, we were in Germany at the time and with money being a little tight making things was the only option. I remember how long and hard I looked for his little carrot nose, let alone trying to ask for it in German!
Well today looks like it is going to be another one of those days, I will be leaving shortly to make another trip to the post office, I will be mailing of Dougal the little Scottie dog who will be joining his brother Hamish, who went the day before, it is so nice to know that they will be spending Christmas together.
Don't forget to take time out for a cup of tea, trust me, it does a body good!