"So much in life is solved by walking..." (St. Augustine)
Back in January, I made a pledge to work on Christmas crafting all year long, so as to avoid the hectic holiday rush at the end of the year. Some people have even been doing a little Christmas every month (I think there's a cute name or a Flickr group for this but I can't remember where I saw it.) Anyway, I have not been doing a little Christmas every month, but I did do some this past weekend.
Remember these star boxes I made last year and filled with homemade toffee for my Women's Group friends? Well, I had six boxes left so I spray painted them silver in preparation for stamping so they'll be all ready for gift giving this year. I'd also like to get them all stamped and ready to go, but I didn't get that far.
That wasn't the only painting I did this weekend. I also painted the trim in my bathroom that my brother-in-law installed when he was here drywalling our kitchen ceiling (where he had hung new pendant lamps for us last year.) Tonight I have to caulk and then put everything back in the bathroom. It's been sitting in the hallway for two weeks.
Could Lynn who commented asking me if I was interested in joining her swap, please email me with your email address (it doesn't come with your comments unless you set your preferences that way. So, everybody, change your preferences!) Email me at schlumpfh (at) claretians (dot) org.
Today is my dad's birthday: Happy birthday! He's at the Brewers' game in Milwaukee. So is my mom, but she's not sitting with him (he's with his bowling team). She's sitting with her knitting friends for Stitch and Pitch! Speaking of Wisconsin, Ed and I are hoping to make it to the Wisconsin State Fair next weekend: cream puffs, cows, crafts, maple candy. Did I mention the cream puffs? They're famous and to die for!
UPDATE: The website is called Christmas in Progress (CIP).