was the first week that felt like Christmas. While putting myself into Chapter 7 bankruptcy at CVS last weekend, I noticed that above, below, and to the side the non-essential items in my basket (Essie nail polish, hard candy, yogurt covered raisins, etc) were garlands, ornaments, lights, cards, and gifts. The cold weather, the Nor’easter that hit mid-week, and the Christmas list I drafted – for Santa – is setting the mood even further.
Holiday will be in full swing starting tomorrow when I attend Terrain’s annual Holiday Open House. Terrain has a soft spot in my heart. Located in Glen Mills, it’s a long commute from my West Philly apartment (hell yeh to Fresh Prince of Bel Air) but it’s a beautiful, hilly, and very green drive out to the garden center. Every trip I make is a breath of fresh air – the miliue is inspiring. On the agenda for their open house are tastings from Shane Confectionery, recipes from Hot Toddies, holiday decorating tips, a ‘meet the artist’ with Annie Howe, a book signing with Canal House, and my favorite, a showcase of the stores holiday lighting. Most likely, actually guaranteed, I’ll come home from the afternoon’s activities, cook pumpkin soup (with cranberries) and watch Miracle on 34th Street starring Maureen O’Hara and NOT Mara Wilson.
On the sewing front, lots of sewing and pattern making have been going on. I’m keeping shush though about my makings until they are ready for reveal. No hints, no clues, just anticipation…
So, what are you up to this weekend?