Well, it's been a long time since my last post and I feel so ashamed! This is actually one of the reasons I have hesitated about even having a blog . . . I get so bogged down with everyday life I run out of time before I run out of steam! So, to all who are followers and care to read my ramblings, I apologize and have set as one of my goals for the new year to be a better blogger! The Christmas season is truly a super busy time of year for me. Starting in November all the way up to 2 days before Christmas I never got into bed before 12:30 any night. I was busy sewing, monogramming, cooking, crafting, working my regular job at school and trying to fit in a little shopping every now and then. I say this every year but . . . I am going to start making my Christmas gifts this summer! I was so busy filling orders for other people all of my projects were pushed to the week of Christmas. But, to me that is just all part of the season, scurring around getting everything done and then in the wink of an eye, it's all over until next year. Christmas is truly my all time favorite time of year. I am a summer girl at heart but I do love Christmas. Now I think of the new year and all that it holds. I can't wait to get in my garden (right now it's covered in snow!) and look for those first signs of my daffodils popping up through the soil. We were blessed with 6 inches of snow last week, something out of the ordinary for SC and wouldn't you know, they cancelled school! YAY for me...God knew I needed some quiet time in front of the t.v. and that's exactly what I did. Enjoyed every last minute of it and was actually ready to get back to school today. I have lots of things I want to blog out...most of them having to do with SPRING and SUMMER, but before I start all the warm weather things I do still want to share some pictures of my Christmas Cookie Swap. I know the season has passed but we had so much fun! For those of you who didn't have time for a cookie swap during Christmas, why not have a Valentine's Day Cookie Swap! By this time everyone is ready for something sweet and an event to look forward to! I'll leave you with that thought and share my pictures hoping you all have a fun weekend!
Lesli, Jackie, Linda and Jane
Sara, Diane, Lesli, Becky, Donna, Jackie and Jane
Joyce and Emily
Cookies, cookies, cookies!
I monogrammed hand towels for each friend as their "thank you for coming" gift!
I am a southern girl, born and raised, and proud of it. I love all things southern including, but not limited to, sweet tea, grits, humid SC summers, SEC football, and of course, my pearls! I think everything looks better with a monogram! I consider myself truly blessed to have lived most of my life in South Carolina and part of my life in Georgia, so my southern roots run deep. I love all things about my home, my family, cooking, sewing, gardening and sweet tea on the back porch. I hope to share my fondest memories of southern living, past and present and hope you enjoy my heart treasures!