Well, nothing ever goes according to plan around here. I had cards done and knitting projects ready to show and they just didn't seem to make it past the camera. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately (and that is a major understatement!). Lucky for me, when I had a mini nervous breakdown back on December 4th, my Mom was able to drop everything and fly back from Miami to help out. Thanks Mom!
I am only working 2 days a week for the next while in hopes of getting enough of a handle on things to work full-time again while still managing everything at home. That, of course, leads to the question of what do I do when I'm not at work? Well, I clean my house...albeit I am a lousy housekeeper. I sit and think...in silence...with no one interrupting me. And, I knit.
Although my mojo seemed to take a vacation during November and December, I was able to finish some knitting projects for Christmas presents. This first one is the cowl that I made for Munchkin's teacher. We love this woman...she is everything that today's teachers need to be. Her expectations are high, but reasonable and she doesn't waffle on something once she has set it. No pushing deadlines or excuses with this one...great lesson to learn in the 4th grade! Anyway, this is the Munchkin modeling her teachers gift.
As I was downloading all 197 pictures on my camera (some from last winter, gasp!) I noticed the shot we tried to get for giving to family for Christmas. The girls had just come back from getting their hair cuts, and since it was slow that day they both got "princess makeup" done. They looked very cute and totally picture worthy. I whipped out the camera, they got in front of the tree and this is the best shot we got.
I have not been completely out of my scrap room these past 6 weeks, but I have been working on DT stuff for Paper Sundaes Challenges, so stay tuned for those!