An early January virus surprise knocked me out for a while and delayed both the shop re-opening and return to blogging. As I didn’t get the December recap posted until now, it makes sense to combine the two months.
It’s getting to be that time of the year again – tax time, that is. I’m prepping already. Even though the federal deadline is in April, I have a property tax deadline for the local authorities in February.
In December, I made a whole slew of recyclable bags as presents, and one of them made me look a more skilled designer than I am: in this cat bag for my niblings, the print matches almost exactly at the French seam.
Serendipity for the win!
Reading’s been great:
Weatherwise, it’s been a ride. We had some beautiful snows in December…
…then it got surprisingly warm in early January. So warm, in fact, that the first ladybugs came out!
Then the temperatures swung again. With new snow on the ground and temps well below freezing, I put my brand new mittens to good use.
And speaking of knits, I found the first Christmas stockings that I actually love:
The image is from the December 2019 issue of HGTV Magazine. Aren’t they gorgeous? As a Finn, I didn’t grow up with stockings, so I find them a bit baffling in general, but these are absolutely lovely.
How was your winter holiday season? What about the beginning of 2020?