Sunday, December 15, 2013

Santa, Handmade Gifts & Letting Go...

I finally got my Christmas cards all personalized and ready to mail out tomorrow morning.  This year I decided to delete some people from my list...it was hard to do, since most of these people I had known for years and years...but then I thought about it, and realized, I didn't really "know" any of these people anymore...it was kind of sad to delete them from my annual, cheerful, Christmas card and newsletter when I'm not even sure if they would miss it, or if they, perhaps, looked forward to receiving it.  Nonetheless, I mostly realized that life is all about friendships, new and old, short and long.  I also realized that, even with the ones I deleted, I had also added a few new ones...such is life. 
hee hee ~ So Wayne played "Santa" at the Transylvania Farmer's Market last Saturday and I was Mrs. Claus.  I took photos of the kids with Santa...it was really fun!  And Wayne made an awesome "Santa" - ho ho ho
So I saw this tutorial on Pinterest and decided to make some mason jar drinking jars.  I also made some adorable koozies, using some of Wayne's wool socks.  I cut up a yoga mat to use for the bottom
 and then I cut out some cute owls and foxes from felt to sew on the outside.  
They turned out so cute!  I'm giving them for gifts this year to some of our friends.  I decided that I was going to try to make just about all of my Christmas gifts...it's just so much more personal and special...hope everybody loves these, as much as I do.
So if I don't get a chance to post a blog before Christmas...which, I most likely will not, since I have my sister, her boyfriend and their little dog arriving next week and will be staying for almost a whole week!!  I can't hardly wait!  I'm so excited!  I hope you and yours have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

 “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” --- Dr. Seuss!
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