Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get on the bandwagon with what everyone else is doing? Advent calendars have been around forever (as has almost everything in this world -- more on that another day!). When M was home, we had MANY advent calendars, and it was fun to watch her open each one -- some had chocolate in them, some had other goodies, and one was to build a Santa's workshop that we lovingly put away each year so she could reopen it the next.
Since she moved, there have been no advent calendars. Well, that's going to change this year! Wait for that! A famous quilt store in the US has an advent calendar, and a friend of mine signed up last year. The items were fun (lots of branded stuff). So this year, I decided to sign up for a Quilter's Advent Calednar from a Canadian shop. I'll give you all the details when it arrives, and I see that it has shipped and should be here on Monday.
So that got me thinking about advent calendars in general, and ON MY GOODNESS -- you can buy an advent calendar for just about any interest! Some are very pricey, and some are inexpensive. It's the fun of having some small thing to open each day, although there are enough surprises in my life each day that I don't need the advent calendar. However, I'm looking forward to it.
Starting December 1, I'll share my surprise with you! Just wait for that! OK -- so it's not a gift for you, but you get to see others open their advent calendars. We'll have a big review of quilting advent calendars at the end of the year! I can hardly wait!
More writing got accomplished, and everything is on track to get done mostly on time. I'll be a wee bit behind, but I can make it! In case you are wondering why this happens to me -- it's the writing assignment that throws my schedule out of whack. Nothing else. If you notice, I can go for weeks, and while I'm busy, I'm not stupidly busy. This deadline is HUGE, and while I schedule it in my calendar to write it BEFORE it becomes a deadline issue, I seem to ignore those dates and feel I have tons of free time. Then the deadline is imminent, and I'm in panic mode!
So I'm in trouble because I don't respect my own calendar. I MUST stop this! I'm going to try very hard in 2023 to not make this an issue, and then I'll be busy, but not stupidly busy! I will say that writing has become easier than ever! A blank page never scares me but opens up all kinds of possibilities! Hopefully, that is reflected in the blog as well! I need to write a book!
Because I'm writing, there isn't much to show you, so you'll have to wait until next week, and I think you'll like what I've been working on!
But this is the state of affairs in Studio B, and it seems to be getting worse by the day.
|A mess to be cleaned up|
|Murphy, amidst the mess|
|A lost slipper|
|MOM -- a little bush here, but darn, I'm cute!|
|How to destroy a ball in five minutes|
|MOM -- don't worry -- just rearranging the furniture!|
|MOM -- where's the bed?|