Holiday Wiggles

December 21st

Visit with the Walsh Family

I have a serious case of the holiday wiggles. My butt does not want to stay in my seat. I want to be in the car, listening to audio books, staring through my camera cross hairs at the wild western landscape, with a sleepy dog in the backseat and a caffeinated boyfriend behind the wheel.

As such, these last few hours at work, in that dang seat, are the hardest. It doesn’t help that nearly everyone else has already left for the week. Don’t get me wrong: I have plenty of work. I’m just lacking in the motivation department.

I’ve sewn and baked and cooked and wrapped and sealed and signed and delivered. Everything is done and ready to go for the holiday.

Visit with the Walsh Family

Things I want to discuss at a later date:

  • How lovely the Sunday New York Times is for wrapping gifts. Thick, glorious paper that works so much better than wrapping paper and looks great with simple red gift tags.
  • Martha Stewart labels 
  • Homemade granola
  • California succulent plant sales
  • Framing vintage maps

Things I do not want to discuss later:

  • My sewing machine being broken. Again.
  • Bias tape
  • International mailing forms being kept behind the counter at the post
  • Drivers who drive slower than the speed limit, on the highway, during the holiday season. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Christmas sewing

I am off soon for a bit with friends and family. I hope to read, and knit, and plot some ridiculous 2014 resolutions. I promise to return renewed and ready to share every detail.


Until then, a very Merry Christmas and New Year!

With love,


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8 Responses

  1. I guess I use the cheater bias technique then. Also, lovely protea and map 😉 safe travels!

  2. Bias tape. Yes, I’ve cussed at that a few times!

  3. Merry Christmas, Kelli!

  4. I need more framed maps in my life! Your NYT wrapping paper was lovely. Have a great break and we’ll all be waiting back here to hear your amazing 2014 plans soon! (I am dreaming ridiculously big too… Think it’s possible to pay off a car in one year?)

  5. To you and your family and loved ones the best Christmas ever!

  6. Merry Christmas my friend! Best wishes for a wonderful 2014!

  7. Merry Christmas, I hope it was lovely. It sounds like a fun way to spend the time, traveling with dog and honey (and camera). I hope that you have been able to get the wiggles out.

    PS. The letter I sent you for the project showed up in my mailbox today. So sad that I wasn’t able to support your efforts to help the homeless vets.

  8. Compliments of the season, Kelli.
    I just returned from South Africa yesterday, and the first thing I see when I check your blog is a protea and a map of the province I grew up in! You love us, you really really love us 🙂
    Give Nelson lots of hugs for me…..lots, lots of hugs and belly rubbing.