…The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…
Twenty days until little munchkins all over the world will be jumping from their beds to see if what they have been dreaming about is under the tree. Well, the tree is trimmed, and the decorations and lights are in place, but much to my chagrin there are no little munchkins here anymore. Teenagers and gift cards are in the house. 🎄
But, over the weekend there was a little gardening and a little thread.
On Friday, I checked out the Poinsettia trials at UNH Thompson School Greenhouses. The exhibit was smaller this year, but the plants still take this gardener’s breath away. There was every size and color imaginable for a Poinsettia, and you could take your pick for $12 with all proceeds going to support the greenhouses. All these beauties, and I still bought a dark red one.
It has been a little longer than I anticipated, but my Counting Sheep in Ireland wall hanging was ready at the longarm quilter on Saturday. When I got a look at the shamrocks quilted into my simple design using a tea towel from Avoca, I was a happy woman. I did the binding on Sunday and hung it up in my sewing area. It reminds me of our trip to Ireland, and the farmers marking their sheep with different colors on their backs.
The Dover Mounted Patrol gardening project that I wrote about on last Thursday Doors has been approved so now I am on the hunt for someone to donate a couple of wooden barrels to be used for planters.
If Christmas morning is 20 days, then leaving for SC is about 29 days away. I have started making notes in Evernote and including all your suggestions. It’s going to be a busy January, if I see half of what I have on the list.
Snow has arrived in NH this morning. It’s a good thing the mower is being switched out for the snow blower tomorrow. I’ll be heading out to the barn this morning to find the shovels and put them in the garage so they are handy.
So, the big question this Monday – are you planning to send out Christmas cards? I’m debating. Have a great week.🎄