The room is scented by a mix of cinnamon and the homey smell of a fire burning in the stove.  There is a chill in the air each morning now and I love it.   Each morning I am up long before the sun to work on Christmas gifts for the family.  There is knitting and sewing going on each day.  There is doll making and candle dipping in between.  How I love this time of the year.  Holiday preparations are on my mind as I sit by the window sipping chamomile tea.  A little break from the busy-ness of the day.   There are baskets with projects in all the corners of the living room and some spilling out from the corners as they find their way closer to my chair and the light from the window.    This simple, somewhat old fashioned life we live, gives me a sense of contentment that is deep and full of joy.  Life is good.

Comments

How wonderful, wishing you a lovely weekend :)
We don't make much fuss of Christmas as a prolonged season--Thanksgiving is my favorite of the holidays. That said, it is still a time of year for homey projects, reading by the fire, some special baking.
The results of your knitting and stitching are warm and cozy.
Mrs. G said…
I love the little doll. She is adorable! I get pretty busy, this time of year, as well. Love the cooler temps but I'm sure not excited about winter! It's was really nice to see a post from you!

Grace & Peace.
aimee said…
I look forward each year to your wonderful holiday posts Patty. Always enjoy seeing your handmade items and decorations!
Blessings,
Aimee

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