All the Christmas preparations, the shopping, the baking, the wrapping, and the cooking, followed by the Christmas enjoyment, the eating, the special events, the traveling, and the visiting, has resulted in amazing moments of pure happiness, great memories, and feelings of thankfulness.
This year I sewed luggage tags for my 15 nieces and nephews and tucked a little bit of travel cash in behind each tag. I got the inspiration on this "I Have A Notion" blogpost. I just used a regular stabilizer since I used up all my fusible interfacing making my nephew's Tshirt quilt, and don't have any Timtex. These luggage tags are probably a little less weighty than Kelly's, but I liked how they turned out and hope they hold up to the wear.
I baked a couple different kinds of shortbread cookies this year to see which one I liked best and didn't take a photo of a single one!
I also made a ton of these pretzel and chocolate treats (recipe here) which teenagers eat by the dozen!
And now that Christmas is over, I am completely exhausted. A kind of a "post baby delivery" kind of exhaustion if you know what I mean! Exhilaration and excitement with a light sprinkling of relief that "it's over" and thoughts of "I can't believe I did all that", followed by total fatigue! I feel like I could sleep for a week/month.
So today I plan to follow Miss Molly's example (see her new pink sweater that Santa brought?!), find a sunny, warm spot, and have a long nap!
And then I hope to do some relaxing sewing.
Tomorrow I will share my three favorite gifts from this Christmas .