"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

22 December 2014

The feeling of calm…

     A sense of calm fell over the house this weekend.  The Christmas shopping was officially completed and the last of the handmade gifts were finished.  Such a wonderful thing to be able to breathe and relax again.  French seams are a new favorite around here.  Especially were flannel pj pants are concerned.  It takes a little bit more time but so worth the effort.  Let's just not talk about the possibility of having to take those "completed" seams out when you noticed two wrong pieces were sewn together.  yay.  But all finished well and no one was hurt.  Complete success in my book.

     This completion of sorts would not have been a success without the help of my wonderful husband I have to say.  His willingness to take the girls down to another library seasonal favorite treat event was very much appreciated.  Especially since he had to endure all the noise and craziness that goes along with such event.  Such a trooper.  All so I could get my act together and complete my sewing.  He is an absolute keeper in my book.  

     Later that evening when everyone was breathing a huge sigh of relief from all the holiday craziness, a puzzle checked out from the library that afternoon was taken out and completed by all of us.  It was the perfect finish to our day.  All the laughing and cheering each other on when a "hard" piece was found was just what was needed to put us in the right frame of mind again.  Love that.

     Then the cookie baking started the next day.  Hopefully we will get it all completed today.  Then it will be on to the Apple Strudel for Christmas morning.  Can't wait for that!  Yum!




  1. Hi Kar, I'm glad that you were able to complete all the things you wanted to. The PJ's sound neat and the puzzle sounds like a good idea. I've got some house work and baking on the agenda for today. Enjoy your time with your family and Merry Christmas. Heather

  2. I'm so glad you have accomplished your goals and can relax and enjoy the rest of your Christmas preparations. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas.
    Anne xx

  3. Everything sounds so wonderful. Just as the holidays should be, relaxing and time with families. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

  4. Glenn is the best! Tell Big Brother I said so. :-)

    I can only imagine how wonderful you feel in getting all the holiday excitement done on time and having time for homemade goodies. I can smell the wonderful scents from your kitchen way over here in NC.

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas season!