Saturday, December 29, 2018

December 29

Here we are on the 5th day of Christmas! And.......I just finished my Christmas cards.  These aren't slated to be mailed -- these are for gifts to be shared tomorrow.

This batch has very little of "me" in them, mostly just using design elements from a paper pack included with a magazine I picked up at Barnes and Noble.  It was really nice though, I liked all of the paper and extra embellishments.  I have a lot left over so I will probably be using some of it next year. 

I need to come up with a good way to store paper.  Should check out pinterest.

So, here are the last cards of the season -- I need to make a couple of more but they are going to be Happy New Year cards since they will arrive closer to New Years.










I really enjoyed making the little interior envelopes to hold money.  I guess I am easily amused.

So, tomorrow will be our last Christmas celebration.  I think I am getting ready to wind it all up now.  I have had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed every minute of it but I think it is time to call it a day.

I am trying to finish the book I have been reading -- "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" but it is dragging on and on.  I am making a huge effort tonight to make more progress because I have quite the stack of books piling up to start in the new year.  I am staring with "Anne of Green Gables" and am looking forward to it.  I also have a book on the way -- "The Life and Death of Paul McCartney" which deals with the Paul McCartney death conspiracy of the late 60's.  I don't know why that has my interest NOW but it does.

So, my baking is done, all the rest of my packages wrapped, cookies baked and I am done for the day.  Off to read!