Some holiday gift making has been completed around here. I always have about 4 crafts going one at once, just hoping I have time to complete them. Then I get excited by something else and add more. I made matcha salt (again) because it's so easy and a great gift to give to people who aren't super into sugar-type stuff. Like most ballet teachers, for example. I also sewed up some pot holders. I have a lot of fabric scrap that I wanted to use up. Grammie made this all come together by letting me pull from her jelly-roll stash for the bindings, which made me love these fabrics all over again. There is nothing like a happy, bright, patterned binding to give a project life.
We have been watching a lot of musicals around here, as part of a homeschool theme, and it has been met with some pretty funny reactions. The sensitivity to schmaltz has gotten pretty high with the older girls, so watching anyone break out into song is met with some snark. I get it. Singing in the Rain will always get a thumbs up, also Moulin Rouge! (by my 13 year old) and most of the classics although they were NOT smitten with Oklahoma the way I was. Grease, always good, and Grease 2 even better (what?) but a big thumbs down today to West Side Story. We had to skip a lot of it, but there was still much to discuss. All of which was pretty funny, even though it is a tragedy. They liked Bye Bye Birdie, which Pete was traumatized by. They LOVED Wicked when we saw it live a month ago, so there's that.