Two days until Christmas. Are you ready? I still have a little bit of last-minute sewing to do. But I have more time than anticipated. Christa tested positive for COVID last week, despite being vaccinated and boostered. She has been isolating, so we will postpone getting together until after the 28th. Thankfully, because she has been vaccinated, her symptoms have been mild. I think the hardest part must be to isolate when you actually feel fine, especially this time of year.
At the beginning of the week, I pulled out some fabric I have had for the longest time, a cool "wine stain" fabric." I used Jeni Baker's drawstring bag pattern (which I have probably made 50 times since it was released...), and made the wine bottle version (this size would also be great for gifting bottles of herbed vinegar or olive oil, etc.).
I added a few little extra touches--the "peace love joy" ribbon for the drawstrings and the sparkly "fabulous" label.
We also packed a cute little Santa bucket with cheese curds, crackers and fair trade chocolate, delivered it to the house, and then came home, and she and I FaceTimed for a lovely cocktail hour.
A couple of weeks ago, our pastor, Dustin, mentioned his deep and abiding love for the Golden State Warriors basketball team, and Klay Thompson in particular. I knew I had Warriors scraps, and I had just enough to make a new mask for him.
I'm more than happy to wear a mask any time I'm out in public. And I sincerely hope this does not become reality.
I've done a lot more reading this past year. I hope to finish a couple more books before New Year's Day, and then read even more in 2022. The Libby app, which connects my library card to digital books from the public library, has been largely responsible for my increase in reading.
Speaking of reading, our granddaughter, Charlotte, needs this t-shirt. She reads at an incredible pace.