November 14 came and went.
I am thankful that I decided not to stay in bed that day...
Encouragement came from my in-laws to gather for coffee
and then to visit the graveside.
After lunch with some very dear friends I felt the relief of
"getting through this day".
Later that evening, Becky and I had our first of 6 weekly
watercolour painting classes.
A nice way to end the day.
Snow came rather unexpectedly near the end of this month
and brought with it the feeling of Christmas.
There were many Christmas Craft Markets one could attend and this
special night market at the Tom Patterson Theatre was so beautiful!
A crisp and energizing walk from my home ...
my Christmas shopping is yet unfinished.
Most items that I need are still to be made or ordered online.
I just can't face the malls ... am I the only one?
This was made from a kit purchased at Walmart.
Best tip I ever received was to hot glue the gingerbread pieces together
instead of trying to stick them together with royal icing!!!
It's not all that edible anyway.
But, everytime I looked back - a few more gumdrops were missing - a mystery??!!
A really fun thing my friend Carolyn and I did was to complete making
sweet little bags from my bridesmaid dress worn 50 years ago at our mutual
Don't ask me how many 50 or almost 50 year old bridesmaid's dresses I have
hanging in my closet - eek!
Carolyn is a confident sewer and offered to help me make them ...
We boldly cut into the dress and the velvet over-dress/jumper,
using the dress as lining for the bags and the velvet for the outer fabric.
The velvet is just beautiful and I plan to save some of the pieces for the crazy quilt
that is on my sewing bucket list.
So glad to give this to Lynn this morning and to be back home while the snow and
wind rages outside AND while my furnace works again!
And so - November ends ...
My heart is getting ready for the Advent Season and for
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!
Till next time ... wishing you many blessings as we head into the Christmas season.