I love this time of year. Mostly because I get so involved creatively. There are gifts to make, cookies to bake, festooning to be done, etc.
I live near the beach and walk the beach daily. I collect shells -- by the gazillion. I had great plans to make a garland of shells for my Christmas tree this year. I forget all about it until a week ago. Then I realized I didn't have time to do this, so the garland of shells has been put off for another year. As well as the wind chimes, mirrors, picture frames, etc. How does one forget to craft with the supplies she has been so dutifully collecting all year? I got side tracked.
I wanted to tangle some stars and make cards. Then I got involved in stained glass. I started making birds and got totally engrossed in that. I made 30 birds for 16 people to choose from! I gave away most of the remaining birds and kept a few for myself. They were so much fun to make.
I had some scraps left over so I made a wind chime for the family gift exchange.
As I mentioned in It's a String Thing #67, I am grateful for the opportunity to create, the access to materials I need, and the means to pursue my passion.
My wish for you all is that you also have the opportunity, accessibility, and the means to pursue your passion whatever it may be.