The work of decorating the house is done, but the enjoyment has only begun! I love turning on the lights in the early morning and lighting the candles and oil lamps at night.
It is so enjoyable to read near the tree and to spend time in the evenings together too.
I have been doing a fair bit of online shopping, taking advantage of sales and free shipping!
One place I love to buy from every year is Vision Forum. They have great products for the family and great resources for learning.
I like to buy some things locally and also to make some items - I am working on a knitted hat, shawl a few aprons, and a quilted bag. I am doing things like piping which I have never done before, so it is a bit nerve wracking but it is turning out well, and I am happy with it.
I am in the throws of some work on our Annual Ladies Tea at church. This year we are also going to have a cookie exchange (it was a request) and we are going to be putting together gift bags for families who have children in the ICU at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). This is where the Musser family's new daughter is right now. She is doing well, and we are thanking God for all He is doing in her life. Being a close church we have become aware of the needs of families who are staying at the hospital for an extended period and we want to bless them with some things that are practical and things that are a bit pampering! I am hoping it all turns out well...
By the way - if you are interested in helping with a donation to our project you can contact me and if you are local I would love to invite you to attend our tea on December 5th! Contact me if you want to come!