Monday, December 28, 2015

In between

I love this week in between Christmas and the New Year.  All the crazy pressure is gone and the real relaxing can begin.


At my house we hang out in pajamas, eat left-overs or order Chinese takeout.  We watch movies, make popcorn, and finish off the Christmas cookies.  When the dogs get too rowdy, we take them out for a walk.
A trip to the movie theater to see Star Wars (sooo good!), and lunch afterwards at a local brewery for ribs and craft beer.
 Slowly the kids leave to go back to their jobs and school, and the decorations come down in sections, in between naps and meals. I'm reading, reading, reading as fast as I can.  Katherine by Anya Seton, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (which was a nice surprise gift from the husband, since I didn't even know she had a new book out), and a photography book, Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.
One of my favorite presents was this mug rack I'm using to keep my scissors organized. A fresh new stack of fat quarters sits waiting for inspiration to strike and a mini patchwork project is in the works, just the right size to take up space in the "between" moment.
I hope you all have a great week and very creative New Year!


  1. Isn't this the best time? Where we are in Australia, nearly everyone leaves for their summer getaway and the streets are quiet and many shops are closed! I purposely do not wear a watch and just mooch through the days.... Love your new mug/scissors rack! It looks perfect for hanging your pretty scissor collection! Happy New Year Lynne!

  2. Sounds perfect. Happy new year. x

  3. One of my favorites weeks of the year. Sounds like you're making the most of yours.:)

  4. That all sounds like paradise to me. Star Wars! YESSS! Walking dogs, and craft beer and organizing things, yes and yes. Enjoy. :)

  5. Sounds nice at your house! I love that mug rack and the creative way you are using it for your sewing things. Have a safe and happy New Year's!

  6. I think I love this week as much as you do!! Books, leftovers and cookies are my idea of heaven!! Love how you used your mug rack! Happy New Year Lynne!

  7. It all sounds perfect to me. i worked, but only three days each week. All the decorations are boxed up and put away, for the rest of the weekend I am just going to hang out and knit or read!

    Happy New Year,

  8. It sounds like you are having a good time. Happy New Year!

  9. Hello Lynne
    Star Wars!!! I am so looking forward to seeing the new film!! I hope to go with my Grand-daughter soon:-) Katherine of my favourite novels by Anya Seaton. I have read it several times over the years and it is still on the shelf because in a few years time I may pick it up again! Have you read any of her other books? Dragonwyck or Devil Water to name a few ?
    Now that is a thought.... I could use a mug rack for keys !!! Great idea!!

    A very happy New year Lynne to you and yours xx

    Amanda :-)


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