Christmas doesn’t quite hold the same decoration status Halloween does around here, but I’m a big fan of lights, pillows, buying Christmas themed fabric and doing nothing.
I’ve got quite the mix of patchwork, Alexander Henry, and some Rashida Coleman fabrics made into pillows. Of course I’ve purchased more with the aspirations of adding to the pile.
The fabrics stretched on the frames above are older IKEA and Marimekko with some left overs made into pillows too.
Spare minutes on the couch are currently limited, but I have been sneaking in some binding while getting in on some Boss puppy snuggles.
We’re sleeping nightly under my Christmas quilt even though I’ve got two sides of binding to still sewn down. I’m hoping to have it popped into the washer this week.
There are pillows to match;)
Generally there is some gift making, but not so much this year.
I’ve got some more masks, zip pouches, free motion oven mitts and some napkins done.
I generally push repeat on purchasing a Norfolk fir. There would be too many displaced plants if we bought a large tree in and we have about two ornaments, so it always just has lights.
With everyone home it’s way harder to sneak new plants in, so having an excuse to buy them is slightly thrilling,
And the timing of some older plants blooming is impeccable.
I did a major IKEA run a few weeks ago when all the Christmas lights were on sale and got the star and tree lights for all the little people in our lives.
Plus a little something to brighten up the dark corners of the kitchen.
This holiday we’ll really embrace the doing nothing when it comes to cooking. I froze leftover ham and my favorite cheese and cream potatoes from Thanksgiving, a pie has been ordered, so a version of a kale salad is the only thing to make on the big day.
Since we’re still glamping with our minimal kitchen made somewhat complete with a small convection oven there will be no production baking of cookies this year. I’m not lacking in other kitchen cookware with shortbread pans and rosette irons at the ready for something new.
I’m not sure what the New Year will bring for resolutions, or anything for that matter. I guess I’ve got a few days to decide. Over the years I’ve run the gamut from making my bed daily, to running 5x a week to see where I land by the end of 365.
This year there will be walking, donating to the food bank at the grocery check out, but maybe a new recipe a week or mastering cooking in my clay pot (yeah that’s not a Snoop Dog cookbook up there). I generally have a pile of cookbooks at my side, so there’s no excuse of lack of inspiration, and of course some quilting;)
Cheers peeps, I hope you all are able to find comfort and provide some.