Hello friends. first, thank you for all your comments on my latest posts. For the benefit of all, no, we did not plan our outfits for that November 14 photo (but we all noticed it – even Marc! and Sara who took the photo) and I love that it was a synchronicity of spirit. and Humulus, whoa, I knew it was popular with my “friends” but I had NO idea what that really meant. Seems like every single one of y’all has either knit that pattern and loved it, or wanted to knit it. and now it’s my turn.
Thinking about … Advent. It snuck up on me this year and I scrambled earlier in the week to order candles so I could light my wreath on Sunday morning. Our church’s theme is Hope (based on this essay) and it’s really resonating with me. I also have Richard Rohr’s daily meditations and Kate Bowler’s (free! but only available until Sunday!) gorgeous devotional. I’m not the best at waiting, but this season offers a lovely invitation to try.
Grateful for … this long, relaxed weekend. I did miss seeing Katie and her family on Thursday, but it was wonderful to make a nice meal for three and not be exhausted by it all. and then to have three more days to enjoy.
Inspired by … that relaxed feeling to decorate! Marc put the tree up last week, and the three of us made quick work to hang ornaments and put out the rest of the decorations this morning. We do still need fresh greenery for the mantles and poinsettias … maybe Saturday? or maybe next week. It feels like we have plenty of time.
Fun … I started a Christmas cross-stitch! Katie (at The Cozy Burrow) and I are doing a very casual stitch-along (and it’s not too late to join!) with Elise’s Christmas on Shelves. I spent several hours this afternoon getting started and stitching (incorrectly, ripping out, and re-doing) this first pot.Finishing by Christmas might be a challenge if the rest of those pots go like this first one!
I’ll see you back here on Tuesday with an update on my OLW. Wishing you a lovely weekend.