My husband took this picture of Sophie, and I just had to share it. Here I am, all a-flutter with last minute Christmas details and look at my girl--what an example to us all. Here she sits in our dingy garage, leaning up against a packing crate, enjoying a patch of sunshine. Just sitting. Feeling the warmth of the rays, surveying her territory with satisfaction. Wherever you are, stop a minute today and just experience the here and now of your surroundings.
Here is what I have been up to. Wrapping the gazillion little cosmetics bags I have been making! I gave one to each of the girls I work with at the clothing shop. One of my sweet colleagues confided in me that no one had ever made anything for her in her entire life.
Just think about that for a second. If you are reading this blog, chances are you are a crafty person (unless you are one of my male relatives--Hi Rick!). And if you are crafty by nature, you have given people hand made gifts your entire life, and have probably been the recipient of some too. This gal was so touched by my little gesture, that it surprised me. So what did I do? I went home and made her another bag, a bigger one.
Nothing like a little compliment to keep the old home made gifts coming, right?? lol Show me some appreciation and I am your servant forever! She will be begging me to stop come February.