That Time of Year

It’s time again. Time to start that list. And this list. And the other list. Time to wonder what to make, who to make it for. Time to plan ahead and vow to enjoy these next few weeks, not get overwhelmed by them. Time to enjoy making things for the people I love and time to remember that I can’t make something for everyone. Time to start digging around at craft sales, gift shops and Etsy to find that just right something that someone else made. Time to remember that overall, it’s the time with my family that is important. Time to remember good enough. Time to just roll with it, laugh and count my blessings. Especially those three extra special little blessings who roll their eyes when Mama suggests making a gratitude tree or who take all the Thanksgiving decorations off the window and rip them to shreds. Time to shake my head and let it all be what it will, and just enjoy the moments for what they are. It’s all real, it’s all good. Time to remind myself of this everyday until January rolls around. Time to breathe, snuggle up and just enjoy it all…


Wishing all my American friends a blessed Thanksgiving. And wishing all of you a peaceful start to this holiday season. Take your time and enjoy it!

The little bird is from Last Minute Quilted Gifts. It’s mush easier to make than it looks. I’m predicting a flock of them this season!!



Filed under celebrations, family, finished objects, giving, sewing

10 responses to “That Time of Year

  1. Great idea to hang your bird. I made a flock of these out of holiday fabrics last year and they were quite a hit paired with apple and pumpkin butter. Happy sewing!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  3. Perhaps we’ll bump into each other at the No Coast craft show – I can’t wait to go this year! And I love your little birdie…I should make some more of them. They’re so sweet!

  4. Becca,
    Thank you for this post. My head was just spinning with all the things to do.

    I LOVE your bird. I just may get out the sewing machine and make one. I can see why you want to make a flock. This would be a cute mobile too.
    Happy (late) Thanksgiving to you.. and Happy December in just a few!

  5. Guinifer

    Hmmm, is it a Partridge or a Turtle Dove?

  6. Are you going to the No Coast Craft-o-Rama this weekend? A great source for gifts – I get a lot of things for my daughters there.

  7. Time to break out the sewing machine; I too love the bird. (PS On a whim, I followed your link from Marsha’s post)

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