After Christmas Greetings to You

Hello to you! Today is Sunday–it sort of feels like it’s the last day of a four-day holiday. I hope your holiday was a wonderful one. We had a very nice, busy yet relaxing day. We did a lot of cooking (and eating), participated in Zoom get togethers, attended online Christmas mass, and then of course there was present opening.

During the festivities I took a bit of video and made a Christmastime vlog for you to watch.

I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing week ahead. Enjoy!

Sending 🤗 and ❤️!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hello! I hope you’ve had a cozy day today. We’ve had a few (very few) snow flurries today; they were beautiful.

It is sooo cold here. My husband and I braved the 1°F windchill and walked a couple of miles in the neighborhood. With 2 pairs of gloves and 2 pairs of socks my extremities stayed toasty warm. I couldn’t believe they did with how cold it was. BTW, yesterday was 53°F!

I made a short vlog from the last four days–the fourth week of Advent. It’s up on YouTube now. In the vlog I spend some time in my sewing room, go through a drive-thru light show, show the continuation of 12 days of holiday movies–also share some pics of my holiday decorations. I hope you enjoy it.

I finished machine sewing Penny’s dress yesterday. (I still need to complete the hand sewing) I love it; it’s so sweet and girly. I show more footage of me making this in my vlogs.

Take care! Merry Merry… Sending a Christmas hug to you. 🤗🎄

Hello to You!

Hi there! I hope you are well… and not too stressed if you’ve been in the midst of holiday preparations. It’s a busy time, that is for sure.

I am doing fine. I still have presents to wrap and some still to arrive in the mail, but my shopping is complete. We did a big grocery shop this morning, so the cupboards are far from bare, and all ready for holiday cooking and munching.

Today does not feel wintery and Christmasy at all. It is sunny and in the low 40s. Having grown up in Chicago (Illinois) suburban areas (and and still here) I am used to it being cold for Christmas and somewhat snowy too; many years it is also cloudy. Although I am hoping the sky stays clear as getting a glimpse of the Christmas star tonight is very intriguing to me.

I’ve been making YouTube vlog videos weekly since Advent started. I really enjoy catching clips of video throughout my day. The latest video is from last week. It includes some of what we’ve cooked, sewed, dolls getting dressed, pets looking cute 😉, walks in the neighborhood, and the start of ’12 days of holiday movies’ (something new we’ve begun as a family and are enjoying). Oh, I included (in the description box underneath this YouTube video on my youtube.com page) how to make a new snack–Super Simple Baked French Fries–they are DELICIOUS!!! and rival those fried potatoes at fast food places. For my daughter and I these French fries cure any French fry craving that might arise.

I am going to be making my 10″ Boneka Rose a new ensemble. I found seven fabrics that I like and cannot decide. Which do you like?

Number 1
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5
Number 6
Number 7

Do you have a favorite? I cannot decide. Rose would probably look beautiful in any of them–she’s such a cutie. Her Little Darling sisters are looking forward to Rose joining them all dressed up in something new, so I want to get started soon.

My little Penny (by Linda Macario) has a dress in the works. She loved this girly bow print, so she helped me with the picking out of the fabric. Penny loves how the blue bows match her eyes.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. I plan to be back soon to share some holiday moments with you. Thank you so much for visiting with me today! Sending hugs 🤗 and ❤️!