Sunday, December 14, 2008

...these are a few of my favorite things.....

...when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling bad,
I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad......

oh come on, tell me you just sang ! and if you didn't, you are not a Sound of Music nut, like me :)Anyway, I was just tooling around the house and came across so many things that just make me smile. I thought I would share them.
A trio of dolls from my sister Laurel.
I love my perennial garden, so this was a birthday gift one year.
Her skirt reads "Flowers have the sun, Children have their mothers"

This one is fashioned from an old quilt of my Gramma Toms.

Emotionally, Laurel had a hard time cutting the quilt apart. She consulted with a textile expert and they assured her the actual quilt was beyond repair. And this way we all have a bit of it, as she made not only one for me, but also her my other sister and my mom.

Old St. Nick

A snowman from Meghan

And lastly, always remember to . . . . .

This is a beautiful memory book my sister Laurel made for me last year. I will share more of that with you later - it's so special it deserves its very own post. But for now, I need to stay on task and keep working on a Christmas surprise. I have made fabulous progress on my socks too and I will bring you all up to date on that soon - it is so cool the way the pattern works!
Savor the spirit of the season while you can and please don't let the 'stress' of Christmas bring you down. Take a drive at night and look at the Christmas lights, listen to old Christmas songs, bake and eat as many Christmas cookies as you possibly can and


GraceBeading said...

I did... I DID sing it or rather I heard Julie Andrews singing it in my mind (much more pleasing). It's one of my favorite movies too!

Love the dolls, especially the one fashioned from the old quilt.

I'm looking forward to reading about your memory book.

Today is a relaxed day for me, I plan on listening to Christmas music and getting the house in order for guests and that includes baking quick breads - I'm looking forward to it.

Great post, thanks!

Tracey N. said...

You are right Lynn, we all need to take care of ourselves both physically and mentally this time of year. Sometimes its good to just take a step back and let oursleves enjoy the season. I get so caught up on all I have to do that I forget, Christmas is for me too! Im gonna eat some cookies!