Phew! Australia Post has been visited. My Christmas cards are on their way, along with a couple of little packages for various loved ones. A Lemon Cake for a certain 6 year old's birthday on the weekend has been baked and is awaiting decoration. I have even managed to squeeze in something else on the baking scene but that is a gift, so I can't show you that yet! There are still things waiting to be done - just as well I have a list!
It is busy times isn't it! I have not forgotten you however. On my working table has been sitting a special little something, a pair of them actually. One of them I have prepared just for you. For one of you who will win this giveaway.
Do you remember reading my story of how I made a cover for my shopping list which lifted my spirits in unexpected ways through its prettiness? Now I have made a couple more. One is for you and one will be for my Mum who also saw the beauty of my first one. I have decided that this really shouldn't be called a Shopping List Cover, as lists need to be made without requiring us to go shopping. I often write ideas for things I need to do in the garden, ideas for gifts for various people throughout the year (but especially at this time of the year), ideas for things I want to make. In the end there are often one or two things which need to be purchased in order to achieve my goal. However I am trying to steer away from the notion that in order to give we need to buy. So many of the gifts I love to give and to receive have been handmade and come from what we already have in our home. Are you feeling pressure to buy just because someone else might purchase a gift for you? You know that first gift (the one we are celebrating this season) was given out of grace, the only requirement being to receive. That's the hard part isn't it - receiving!
I hope you'll have no trouble receiving this little gift from me. It comes complete with a pocket for your stamps. A pretty purple pen which just happens to be a Kindermusik one - the colour matches well!...
and a recycled paper list bound with my own hand in stitches of soft satin cotton.
In order to win this giveaway you simply need to leave a comment here. Please tell me something about your own lists. Do you write them in a special place? Have you ever lost your list like I did recently? Do you enjoy list making? Whatever you'd like to share.
I am planning to leave this open until Christmas Day but we'll see what happens.