Saturday, November 18, 2017

the hurrier i go ....

It seems that the hurrier I go the behinder I get.  I recently spent a day running around doing errands and feel like I've been away for weeks.  I went to the post office to mail an overseas parcel - I wanted to beat the rush and long lineups - ha ha.  The lineup was to the door and parcels were piled everywhere - I feel sorry for post office workers during the Christmas rush - I never expected the rush would have started mid November.  We also made a trip to the Mall - thought it would be a reasonably quiet time - wrong - big time wrong - so much for getting our bit of shopping done early.  I really wanted to get a Christmas gift bag with doggies on it - I was unsuccessful - two of the stores that sell these didn't even have their Christmas items unpacked yet - climbing over boxes yet to be unpacked was the flavour of the day - have to give them credit for not having their Christmas items out too early.  On the positive side it was quiet at the grocery store - we enjoyed that.  This is what's on it's way .......









once you're over the hill you seem to pick up speed

14 comments:

butterfly said...


Love your card and needle work .
Our shops have been very busy too.
Enjoy your weekend.

Tangos Treasures said...

Both gifts are adorable!! Such talent you have!!

claire93 said...

lol I too am over the hill and life is certainly whizzing by!

Carin said...

Love your gifts. Luckily the christmas craziness is here not that much ;-)

Robin in Virginia said...

Lovely card and quilt block, Kate! The days keep flying by and I just want to hit the pause button. Enjoy your weekend!

Needled Mom said...

Days out like that are so frustrating. Glad the grocery store was okay. That is such a cute cross stitch.

Carol said...

I really think the days get shorter as we get older, Kate! Or, I'm just much, much slower about doing things than I used to be--probably the latter :)

Very cute card and your gift will be well-loved, I'm sure!

Jenny said...

It certainly gets busier and busier in the lad up to Christmas!

WoolenSails said...

It is that time of year, we went to out of the way places and it was a bit crowded, so I can imagine what the big stores are like.

Debbie

Our photos said...

Lovely is your Block and your card|

Timi said...

Here the shops are full with Christmas items... since October! I was so surprised to see that! But I haven't started to shop anything...yet..
You made a lovely card!

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely card and a wonderful gift. Both will be well appreciated.
I also was surprised when I had to mail out some packages to overseas addresses last week. The post office was crowded. But hey, the people were thinking the same as I was: Already? Lol.

Susan said...

How cute that stitchery is, and I like the block, too. When I was in the post office last week, it wasn't as bad as it's going to get, but I didn't expect a waiting line yet, either. I have only one thing to mail, really, and I want to do that this coming week before it gets awful!

Maya Kuzman said...

I guess it was one of those days - and we've all got them :) Sometimes you can't help it (feels like Universe playing tricks) and it's better to just run with the flow. We are Ortodox Christians in my country and we celebrate Christmas according to the old calendar which means on the 7th of January and there is no shopping madness at all because we do not have a tradition of giving each other presents on Christmas. We give presents on New Year's Eve. But that madness has yet to come :)