Winter Solstice on Friday gave us the shortest day and longest night of the year, now each day will grow a little longer. This solstice was particularly unique, as it aligned with two other special astronomical events: the full moon named the Cold Moon or the Long Night Moon as well as the Ursid meteor shower, if you were looking up into the sky within the 48-hour block You might have caught the Ursid meteor shower,
On the slow stitching front I am slowly putting stitches into one of my most recent hand embroidery projects a series of drumming and dancing pieces. I cut out quite a bit of stitches and reworked the piece which is always a bit frustrating.
We have closed the Amazon, Ebay and Web stores for the week so I am officially on vacation, yesterday I spent time wrapping Tessa's Christmas gifts, I realized I may have gone a little overboard so I put a few things aside for her birthday in February.
Today I am going shopping for a new sofa and the rest of the day relaxing with some crochet and hand embroidery content in the knowledge that donations to my favorite charities have been made, I added 2 new charities to my list this year. I am bringing dessert to my sisters house for dinner and I didn't lift a spoon or a mixer just click through a few online menus and pick up is Monday morning on my way back from the post office where I will ship the last of any pending orders made before we closed the store.
I wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.