I scheduled my annual "Sisters In The City" shopping day with my sistyuglers.
I scheduled The Annual Tree Hunt.
I scheduled the pre-tree cleaning spree.
Tiny felt tea set.. a finished gift. The buns are the size of a pencil eraser.
I still want to schedule a Holiday Ladies Potluck Champagne Brunch and Glitter Soiree. (A day of making tiny gifts, tags, doing some wrapping... But Very Sociably.)
and, of course, Teen Dude Gift Creation Weekend.
But those are all I need to feel happy celebratory and chock full o' good cheer.
I made my "what needs finishing" list (3 items)
and "still to make" list. (5 items)
I compared it to my "folks who need gifts" list.
Any Folks not represented on the first two lists are being put on
the "local-indy-etsy shopping list". And there we are.
Less mess, less stress.
And I celebrate Day 2 of My Personal Advent by Putting The Halloween Away and making green tomato chutney which can make a lovely hostess gift, gets rid of those tomatoes, and is awesome on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Green Tomato Chutney
12 cups chopped green tomatoes
1 and 1/2 diced white onions
4 granny smith apples chopped/ peeled
2 cups raisins or currants
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 stick cinnamon
1Tbsp ground ginger
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar
Place all items in large heavy bottomed pot and bring to a boil. lower heat and simmer uncovered for
over an hour until thickened. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
Can be canned in sterilized jars with a 10 minute water bath process.
Use my Labels for cuteness.