I thought you might enjoy seeing my progress on the Spotted Pony rug I’m finishing up for a customer and my newly finished chairpad.
I’ve had such fun with the Pony…I love the gray against the dark mixed background. I am finishing up the border with a black and brown plaid to frame the interior!
Here is the Pony!
This is the new chairpad “Celebrating Winter in Vermont” : )
(I DO love wintertime!!!)
I’m getting back into the swing of things again after my show! LOL It usually takes me about a week or so to wind down and rest so I can hook rugs and create Santas again! I also take this time (in December) to clean up my studio and go through the house sorting and cleaning for the new year too. : )
Although December and Christmastime is often busy for many people, it is really quiet for us! : ) We live across the United States from our families and don’t travel to relatives in southern New Hampshire and Mass. in the wintertime here because of weather concerns!
Also, we don’t exchange expensive gifts with our family and friends…my husband makes his special Maple Candy and we send some little things to our younger grandchildren or maybe a family gift… but it is a time for us of sending love, celebrating blessings and being thankful that our simple life means that in good times or bad, we are doing well.
I have been concerned for many years about the changing of Christmas into an excuse for going into debt buying things that are unimportant and unnecessary!!! The exchanging of small gifts or helping someone in need with a gift of food or helping pay the rent, etc. seems more in keeping with the spirit of the season! The thought that people would push, kick and trample each other to get to a “thing” to buy for Christmas horrifies me…and yet I’ve seen it for myself. I just couldn’t believe it.
I hope that wherever you are, you are safe, warm (or cool!) and have enough food to eat! If we have those things, and the love of family and friends, we are blessed indeed!
Hugs to you, Sunnie : )