Hi Friends ~ Thank you all for your condolences, prayers, thoughts and encouraging words. I appreciate it all more than words can say.
I can hardly believe it is December already. I strung lights on the outside of screened porch off the kitchen/main entry this morning and was sweating. I checked the weather around 12:30 and it was 85 and felt like it was 94. What? Rain is predicted, but we’ll see if that happens or not. We are really dry here and rain is much needed and will be appreciated. I have three days when I can water with the sprinkler, hand watering can be done any day.
I’m glad you all enjoyed the photos of the garlic vine. The flowers are almost all gone now, the glory is short-lived but greatly enjoyed.
I set up a small tree and a smaller tree this year. I’m still working on decorating them, a slow process that I am savoring, while listening to Christmas music. I’ve still the nativity to set up too with the heavenly host.
Here are some pics of the start of decorating and the sheer fabric with stars that I’m using for the skirt around the main tree. I’ll post more pictures when I’m finished.
Monday I got in the mood to make a loaf of oatmeal bread in my bread machine. The recipe was the first one made in my first bread machine and DH and I both enjoyed it.
Tuesday night I started having a slight cough, and decided to just spend the day at home yesterday. I got a homemade veggie soup going in the crockpot and went back to bed. Thankfully the cough hasn’t gotten worse. I’m still just puttering around today not doing much.
I am working on a Christmas gift and am loving it. Have three more to work on also. Tomorrow I plan to go to the local bead store to get some beads needed for a couple of the gifts in the right color schemes. Here’s a photo of beads I’m using on the piece I’m working on now. Creating again is just what I needed and it is something DH always enjoyed seeing me doing. He was my encourager in so many areas of my life. See my very thin beading needle at the bottom. Beads are mostly size 11 seed beads, some bugles and a few others.
These ‘dusty’ peacock feathers caught my eye this morning with the sunlight streaming through window onto them.
Christmas baking will begin shortly, have several things to make and am looking forward to it. May you all have happy times preparing for your Christmas celebrations.
I have much to be thankful for and I’m sure you do also.
That’s it for now from Plum Cottage ~ FlowerLady