Monday, December 15, 2014

Wintery Living
















Are you ready? I am overwhelmed! It has been hard to keep the space organized and it gets crazier, per day! Then I hum.m this song to myself... 

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

I am pleased that S' new robe is finished and packed in the brown box without strings! It is something that I would love her to open up first! It would be a fun gift for her, since she has been giving me lots hints, per night! Yes, per night! I do take her words by heart and knowing this is the priority of making from the list! My shoulders are lighter when crossed off the robe from the list! There are still new stockings to make and the fabrics have been pull out for a few weeks now I still haven't get to them yet!  I decided to bring out stockings that made when I first started sewing, 2007, in case I won't make it on time! Then you know, within the old stockings there are lots little Christmas drawings and cards S wrote to me. The spaceship that she imaged that we would ride together and it has a kitchen and living room and two lovely captains! It made me smile and recalled the old days that we were in ND. 

The winter has been mild and the lawn still is green here! I wish, I wish a snowy holiday season for us! S and I could go on a snow walk and build a snowman together then of course hot coco top with whipped cream always is our favorite drink after all the snowy activities!  With the end of school year, music recitals, and packing/getting small presents; we have finally found time together to sew! S is making a gingerbread house as a gift and I made three ice cream cones tags. Oh, I so want to make {this} and {this}! Maybe during the night movie time? 

This year, the book orders placed quiet late, but hope will be here soon, so I can wrap them up! Oh, I did get a little something for me-self! It is a 2015 {planner}. I am such an old fashion! I love to write down the weekly events and doodle a little! It always tickles me when I revisit the old planners I kept! Do you have planner in your bag that you pull out? 

I was surprised to read S' wish list this year; it is short! The list is quiet simple, books, books, books, books!  I don't have a wish list for this year!  I am thankful and blissful with a cozy home to be and not need to live in our suitcase anymore! A place that we can get clutter, get disorganized, and get comfy! It is a wish came true!  S has already placed a little something for me under the tree and I am not allow to get near by! It will be another great gift, for sure!

Meanwhile, I will still try to get the stockings made, Lucky's cape made, mini pouches made, and cookies made! and keep hum.m.i.n.g.. 

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

We wish you a very merry holiday! Wish you many sewing time, family time, and cookie time! We shall will do the same! I can't wait to share with you the half sandwich quilt in process and many other things; a new pattern {i have been finished and talked for a long time} and the new linen pouches for the {shop}! I shall return to this space before 2015 arrives! 

xxc

p.s. {Thank you} for the sweet comments on the {Widow zippered pouches}! It has been fun seeing through your window pouches! Enjoy~






10 comments:

  1. your home is look so festive Chase.. I love it .. :) wishing you lovely holiday. Again, Thank you for your packages, I love everything you put there ... I am the lucky one, hopefully we can see each other next summer

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  2. Your clothpins are fantastic! Just falled in love!
    Have a happy happy time
    Elisabeth

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  3. I love every one of your photos!

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  4. I love your blog and have been following it for some time. Today's post was especially lovely--the images are delightful. Thank you for posting and I look forward to more.

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  5. Hello Chase!! Thank you for all of the recent posts! I adore your work and so enjoy your pictures and stories. I was showing my daughter (who is 16) your blog - she LOVES your work - especially the recent birthday quilt for S. She thinks that a quilt for every birthday is a grand idea! I was wondering where you get the metal zippers (we were looking at the pouches too) - I don't remember seeing it in the tutorial. I hope that you and S have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  6. MERRY! MERRY! Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

    I absolutely loved this post! The photos are just lovely. Thank you for sharing all of your holiday preparations...it just looks like such fun!!

    Looking forward to your next post! Merry Christmas!!!

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  7. i too love a yearly calendar/planner.... it keeps me together...
    love your blog
    xo
    eva

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  8. Merry Christmas Chase!!! Thank you for being such a source of inspiration, and for sharing ALL your lovely photos! A gift all the year through.....May you and Stella have the Happiest of Holidays! and....your favorite things...are MY favorite things too:) XXXOOO

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  9. Chase. Merry Christmas. I just cut out the pieces for 3 window pouches. I have other must do things before i can sit and sew them. Perhaps tomorrow evening. I am new to blog reading and enjoyed your tutorial on the window pouch very much. so kind of you to share. I first found you through your hosting of the mini quilt on Flickr. ... it was my first mini ever. Have a wonderful holiday time. I look forward to reading more of your blog in 2015.

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  10. I hope your Christmas was fabulous. I am so late in getting caught up on all the blog reading. Please know that I am reading but I have not been commenting lately. I can't seem to get two steps ahead of myself lately. Happy New Year to you and S xoxo

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