Considering I've sewn for only an hour of December on my machine, I do not have much to show for the month so far. I literally finished this purse in the wee hours of December 1st. The kids went to bed on Saturday night and I stayed up and made the bag start to finish in about 4 hours. It's my only finish for December so far.
It's a sample for a class I'll be teaching in the new year called the Barbados bag. I really like the size and shape of it. I have fabric to make myself one, but it will have to wait until my samples are done. Deadline is Dec. 21st, so I need to get a move on.
Daddy was hunting on December 1st, so Mikaela and I spent the afternoon decorating the house of Christmas. She really wanted pretty lights outside and it was gorgeous - in the 50's, so I got out the ladder and put up my lights from college. Apparently they aren't pretty enough because she told her daddy he needed to buy some prettier lights and put them up. It's become a joke with us, since this is the first year in at least 4 that we aren't the scrooges on the street.
We also cleaned and decorated inside, putting up the stockings mom made and some of her Christmas houses. I love to see these and remember mom. It's also fun to have the house all decorated for Christmas except the tree and we'll do that this weekend.
Mathew turned 1 on December 5th. Since we were pretty busy, we gave him a few gifts and will have a party next weekend. He gave me his bottle, crossed his hands and fell asleep the other nights. It was just too precious. Wish his sister fell asleep this easy.
Here's a picture of him on his birthday, first thing in the morning before we headed to daycare.
He didn't want to sit in the chair.
This weekend my aunt and uncle kept Mikaela while Mathew stayed with Grandpa and Grandma. Aunt Janie made Mikaela a scarf and she picked out the yarn.
She also helped Mikaela color and cut out her hand prints for ornaments.
And they made glitter snow for the snowbabies. She had so much fun spending time with my aunt.
My college roommates and I got together for a quick night of supper and the Tonic Sol Fa Concert. We've been going to #TonicSolFa since we were in college and now have been trying to get together for their Christmas concert in Sioux Falls about every other year. It's so fun to go out with our husbands, catch up on our lives, and just enjoy seeing each other. I can't believe it has been 11 years since we graduated! I'm the short one on the far left.
Hopefully this week I'll be able to do some sewing after I get back into a routine. Last night my final paper was due for my finance class. It is turned in and I now await my grade. Hopefully my TA is approved for Winter quarter and I'll graduate in March. I thought about sewing, but need to clean and put stuff away from the weekend, so I decided going to bed was a better idea. Here's hoping tonight is a little more productive!