In all manner of things, it would seem. I've obviously slowed down in posting . . . I've slowed down physically, due to one of my notorious sinus infections which leaves me lethargic, coughing and voiceless. Which in turn slows down all other aspects . . . shopping, gift-wrapping, and crafting! Ah well, to everything, turn, turn, turn.
In other words, my afternoon of slow Sunday stitching turned into napping on the couch with White Christmas playing in the DVD player! So instead, I thought I'd show off Ellie's dress . . .
Which I finished in the nick of time for the ballet!
She was thrilled with it . . .
Isn't she precious??
She, Jocelyn and I all had a marvelous time watching the Nutcracker. Ellie was totally enchanted by it all!
This week, my stash took some very minor hits . . . 5 fat quarters, to be exact.
One was used to wrap an ornament for my Stitcher's Group, and the other four were gifted to another quilter. None purchased. It's been a while since I actually *bought* fabric! Linking up today with Patchwork Times and Kathy's Quilts.
We have two Christmas cacti at work and both had tons of buds. One of them finally burst forth in glorious bloom this week . . .
Isn't that marvelous?!
And finally, we had our December guild meeting on Thursday, which is our holiday dessert fellowship. I was so tickled with the table centers, which were also door prizes:
I was even more tickled when my ticket number was called and one came home with me! Isn't this just precious? One of the hostesses' husbands made the trees ... and then the ladies on the hostess team made the sweet little ornaments to hang on it! Perfect for a quilting/sewing/crafting room, I'd say!
I have a lot of catching up to do if I'm going to be prepared for Christmas Eve with the family, so things will probably continue to be quiet here on the blog. But as we all gear up for all the festivities of Christmas week, let me leave you with a thought from this morning's Advent devotional, which kicks off the week of peace:
True lovers of peace are those who, in all their sufferings upon the earth, remain at peace in mind and body for the love of Jesus Christ. - Francis of Assisi
Or as Paul put it in his letter to the believers in Philippi: Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understand, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
May your week be peace-filled!