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December 2018 Wrap-up

 

Santa Paws 2018 (95) (1)Our puppy, Schnitzel, with Santa Paws

Happy Holidays! December is coming to a close so I thought I would catch you all up with what I’ve been up to (not blogging, that’s for sure). While I had a very productive month, I did not make time to sit down and update the blog or get any writing done on my Renna Olsen projects. I will remedy that as soon as January hits.

So, what have I been up to?

Books I finished: Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish, A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d and As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley, and Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. I’ll work on getting new reviews out as soon as possible.

Movies I watched: Aquaman, Mortal Engines, Small Feet, Dumplin’, and Venom are the ones that come to mind. There were a few more but, apparently, they did not make that much of an impact.

Projects I completed (and this is where most of my time was spent): Two hooded fleece ponchos, two ponchos without hoods, two yoga mat bags, 12 teacup candles, 4 teacup pincushions, 24 tissue pack holders, 25 tea and honey packs, and 24 beaded stick pins.

Poncho 3

Most of the sewn crafts were Christmas gifts for friends and family and the rest were for sale at the two weekend craft fairs I attended with my mom. We did not make as many sales this year, compared with past results. We’re not sure if that is because our hometown had so many craft fairs going on at the same time or if shoppers were staying away for economic reasons. It was a sad turn-out at our two-day fairgrounds craft show.

Craft Fair 2018

I have managed to spend an enormous amount of time this month visiting with friends and family. We’ve had multiple houseguests over the last two weeks, and as of this blog post, we still have them. I am looking forward to a much slower pace next week.

I wish all of you a very Happy New Year. May 2019 be ever in your favor!

Kind regards,

Anne

 

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