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The countdown for Christmas has begun. With less than two weeks to go, if you’re(I’m) not diligent, you(I) might find yourself(myself) Way Over Spending.

Money can mean different things to many different people and it IS important, I know, but it has taken me a long time to figure out how to spend the money and balance that with what I think a loved one wants or needs with what they actually DO want or need. Therein is my dilemma. What DO they want for Christmas?

I have no sure remedy for how to answer that for others and while my answers have come to work for me, they might not work for anyone else.

Here are two of our Christmas Stockings (crocheted by me) and hanging by our fireplace this year. While they will be functional and I hope decorative, they represent memories of time spent with Grandmothers who instilled in me the love of craftsmanship and appreciation of things handmade as a young child.

And here is a photo of a decoration I placed in EGarden for the birds. Egarden may look like it is resting for the winter, but the memories of enjoying time spent there remains and I know the garden waits for me to return.

Making and sharing memories or experiences with people you love so that when they do those things they think of you and are happy? That’s it! That’s what I want.

And I hope you find whatever it might be that you want for this holiday season, too.

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Having Myself a Crafty Little Christmas

Wait…..I thought I’d started EARLIER than usual this year!

And now I see that the countdown to Christmas has begun.

I mean really, I couldn’t believe it when Holiday Decorations began to appear in stores so that everything began to appear on the shelves at about the same time. Three occasions, bam bam bam, right in a row. I watched a Christmas Movie on Cable TV while waiting for Trick-or-Treaters! I couldn’t begin to make decorations THEN because, well, it just didn’t seem possible to be coming so SOON!

I especially enjoy making cards and decorations. Okay, we can get into all the debates in the world along the lines of “What Is ART?” or CRAFT vs. ART, and the merits of one over the other, but really? I like to make fun things that fit into the categories of both. And I REALLY enjoy seeing how I can recycle gently used items into another project.

I have a crafting table set up in the space between my open area kitchen and living room that has been there since Thanksgiving of last year. I have no plans to remove it anytime soon, because it is great when I have just a few minutes here and there to work on a project. I may move stuff to make room for holiday foods to be served, but the space is right in the middle of everything.

Here’s a sneak peek into what’s in my kitchen:
 

  

and I wish for you a safe and restful holiday season, too.

Happy Creating!

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