Let's think of CHRISTMAS AS A JOURNEY - NOT A DESTINATION.
By starting the journey now, we have time to create some traditions.
It takes time to be creative, lack of time is one of the main reasons we find Christmas so stressful.
It's not like I am decorating my house or sending cards this week... but I am starting on things that will be part of our time together this year.
When I saw this silk quilt on Niki Jones' beautiful online collection...
it started me thinking about all the silks lying dormant on my shelves.
Being an impulsive soul, I started straightaway sewing this grey with the ticking stripe silk - adding just a dash of red at the ends. It would have been redder but this was all there was.
The hand stitching is going to take time, but then I hope this quilt will be wrapping itself around a few christmases to come.
So though it seems like it's a bit early, it really isn't.
'Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.'
I'll be back soon with some more ideas for thinking ahead for Christmas, but if you are feeling the spirit rising gather yourself here for some beautiful ways with Pinecones.