Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Solstice

My winter break has begun and it is a sweet, sweet time. I spent Saturday wrapping gifts and tidying up the living room, but I'm afraid wrapping won't be completely done until Christmas Day, no matter how much I work at it. There always seems to be one or two last minute gifts, doesn't there? I went to a lovely church service of Lessons and Carols with my parents on Sunday, followed by a long afternoon nap.

I have hats blocking on top of the refrigerator and one or two hats on the needles, but I don't feel particularly pressured to finish anything. They'll be finished when they're finished.

I bought a bunch of succulents last weekend for gifting; theses are the two I gave to the school secretaries. I used espresso cups I had either bought or been gifted long ago. Trying to use up stash of all sorts these days, although I'm afraid I'm still susceptible to buying cute things from the thrift store.

My knit night group, wearing personalized Christmas aprons that were made by one of the women in the group for us; such a sweet gift. Love the knit night ladies!

Tomorrow's agenda is more knitting, and I must admit, I'm looking forward to it. Hope you are having some relaxing moments this week too.

Happy Solstice!



  1. Break is definitely sweet! I start wrapping in October because I can't stand doing too much of it at once.
    Great hats!

  2. The hats look fabulous. I love the apron gift. They are very useful and look great in the picture. Happy stitching and enjoy the break.

  3. Happy school break and Happy Holidays Rose,