Well, Thanksgiving came and went and was just as wonderful as usual! I was planning on getting some sewing done over the weekend, but spent two glorious days decorating my house for Christmas and baking over 14 dozen cookies! I am a huge cookie lover, and therefore really took my time baking my most favorite types of cookies. Thumbprints, sugar cookie cut-outs, and chocolate chip, just to name a few, have all been carefully packaged up to last the season…with a few left out for me to enjoy now!
My tree is up and it is beautiful! I really like to decorate my tree with opposites. For example, I have lots of sparkly, glitter ornaments and decorations, but then I tone it down with large swaths of burlap ribbon. The combination is one of my favorites and I find the living room to be the most relaxing and calming during the month of December. All thats left to do is decorate outside….and as soon as all the fall pumpkins are gone, I can go ahead and string up the lights. Until then, I have to wait, as I don’t want to cross over holiday decor!
Another reason I just couldn’t seem to find time to head down to my sewing room was PBS showed the 1985 Anne of Green Gables series. This is one of my all time favorite series since I was a little girl, and once I saw that was on, nothing would do but to plop myself on the couch and enjoy! To me, the appeal of this series is more than just the story, which, of course, I love. But it is also the scenery, the music, and of course, the fashion. The outfits Anne wears in the both the Anne of Green Gables and the Anne of Avonlea series are absolutely stunning. Simple, clean, very well constructed and a perfect representation of her character. Here are a few of my favorites:
I was completely taken away for a good 6 hours….and while projects are still waiting to be completed, it was most definitely worth it!
I am three and a half weeks away from life returning to a more normal status, and with that will be a return to sewing tutorials, videos, and more projects! I can’t wait!!!
Have a fabulous week!