Happy Holidays

It’s been more than a few weeks since I’ve been in this space and that’s not because I stopped crafting. Since we last connected I had surgery and needed some time to balance recuperation and work. I’m fine for the most part now, but you know how things get when dealing with life stuff. I’ve missed you all greatly and am looking forward to getting back to regular posting after the holidays. Just to show proof of crafting, below is a picture of a wreath I made after taking an online class recently. LOL! I’ve always wanted to learn this skill and this year, I said why not?!! I signed up for the class which was conducted by Zoom, the greenery and wreath form were mailed to me and arrived well before the class. I have to say, the level of accessibility for any kind of learning has really skyrocketed during the pandemic. If you’re looking for a plus to celebrate during these tough times, this level of accessibility to learning new skills/crafts is certainly one of them.

This is my first wreath and I have plans for making many more wreaths in the future (all being well). What I can say about this one, flaws and all, is that it’s hanging proudly over my kitchen entryway and I love looking at it daily.

More importantly though, as this week begins the lead up to Christmas, I want to wish you and your loved ones an amazing holiday (if you celebrate). The world still feels as if we’re on fire (literally — why is it so hot in December?!!!) but there is still good if we actively seek it out daily. As my Grandmom use to say, part of capturing the best of life’s essence is to seek peace and do good. My wish for each of you is that your holidays and the year beyond bring you both peace and good.

Whatever you do, however you spend it, whether solo or with others, cheers to you and yours (near and far). Happy Holidays!!! ❤

P.S. Don’t judge me … LOLOL! I love how the white pumpkins look with my holiday decor and don’t have the heart to toss them yet. 😀

15 thoughts on “Happy Holidays

  1. sweetpurls January 3, 2022 / 4:24 pm

    Stopping by to wish you a happy New Year! May 2022 brings you all the happiness, health, and wonderfulness you deserve. Looking forward to reading many more blog posts in the near future. I cannot get enough of you and your talents:-)

  2. Mary-Anne December 22, 2021 / 12:03 pm

    Your wreath is beautiful and I am happy to here you are recuperating well. Have a great holiday – and I do love the white pumpkins. I think they look very Christmasy.

    • Nicky December 24, 2021 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much MaryAnne! 🙂

  3. highlandheffalump December 22, 2021 / 4:12 am

    I literally just said to myself what a lovely display and then read your ‘don’t judge me’ like it’s a bad thing. If I was judging you it’s a 10/10 for your pretty winter pumpkin display. Happy holidays to you and I look forward to hearing more from you in the new year when you are fully recovered.

    • Nicky December 24, 2021 / 9:58 am

      LOL, thank you so much! I’m looking forward to blogging with my 2022 YOPers crew as well. 🙂

  4. Lucy Bowen December 20, 2021 / 12:40 pm

    The wreath is perfect. I agree over accessibility – I have done many classes over the last couple of years that I wouldn’t have been able to attend in real life. That is an aspect I really hope doesn’t return to normal.

    • Nicky December 24, 2021 / 9:59 am

      I’m hoping the same as it seems as if we’re in for a reeeeeeally long haul with this COVID situation.

  5. knittingissofun December 19, 2021 / 4:09 pm

    Your wreath looks great. I love the mix of different greens. I agree, there are indeed blessings from pandemic induced changes not the least is improved wages. Merry Christmas to you as well.

    • Nicky December 24, 2021 / 10:00 am

      Thank you so much! It was a joy to make and I had an absolute blast!

  6. Knit One, Spin Too December 19, 2021 / 12:32 pm

    Hope you are feeling better and recuperating from your surgery. It always takes longer than you think (or hope?) it will. Happiest of holidays to you and yours – enjoy that beautiful wreath!

    • Nicky December 24, 2021 / 10:01 am

      I most definitely am and thank you! 🙂

  7. debsfibers1 December 19, 2021 / 11:09 am

    What a brilliant Grandmom you had! “ As my Grandmom use to say, part of capturing the best of life’s essence is to seek peace and do good.” May we all seek peace and do good. ❤️

    • Nicky December 24, 2021 / 10:02 am

      Yes! May we all seek peace and do good. I think she paraphrased from a Bible verse (I’ll ask my mom) but that to me makes her saying even more sage. ❤

  8. Marsha Noce December 19, 2021 / 10:23 am

    Your wreath is so pretty. I could almost smell the evergreen here. Hopefully you are recuperating well from your surgery. It was nice to see you back on the blogging train too. As for the white pumpkins…..I think they are cute. Keep them as long as you can. After all, we eat pumpkin pie at Christmas time too.

    • Nicky December 24, 2021 / 10:36 am

      Thank you for such a warm welcome back Marsha! It’s good to be back blogging with you all again. ❤

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