I always feel like a kid with a short attention span during the holiday season. So many things to try to do at once. Cards to address, cookies to bake, presents to buy and wrap. If I didn't keep lots of lists I think I'd be totally lost.
But there is one spot in the house that I can count on to calm me down and get me focused. When I have a break and can put my feet up to stitch, I sit in my big chair by the kitchen Christmas tree. This is my calm place. When I sit here, it means I'm not moving for a while and everything else can wait. Its twinkling lights make this corner especially festive.
I still don't have my Christmas shopping done, but I've made a start. The calendar is filling up with concerts by the kids, Nutcracker productions, and a midnight show of "The Hobbit" coming up next week.
I also unwind by making a pot of my favorite tea - "White Christmas" by Stash teas. It's light and pepperminty and just perfect.
Here is the quilt just behind the chair. I love this one. The nutcrackers are all batiks.
What do you do to relax during this busy season?