December 13th

I am not that big fan of cleaning, yet I love the house when it's all shiny and sorted. Around the Christmas there are sometimes too high expectations (clean and sort all the cupboards and closets, paint the ceilings, built a new kitchen table-sort) and when the big day hits, you end up being exhausted. I wish to find some sort of balance to this (read: do little each day), and try to remember of the these wise words: clean the closets for Holidays if you're going to spend them in there... That all said  here's my washing line today:

...nice and pretty and colorful, and I definitely have used a washing machine for these, today's cleaning done, right?

... and just to share some brightness and colors: a few shot on right side up too... These have still time to find their way into Santa's sack!

Happy December 13th!


P.S. All the cards done and shipped on a lower rate today, yippee! Pictures of this year's style a bit later, when Mr. Postman have delivered them all.


Wendy said...

such lucky people to find a pair of these in their stocking!

Mia said...

Thank you Wendy!

A bright and happy Thursday to you!


Anonymous said...

Yep that's definitely enough housekeeping for one day Mia! ;)
They are lovely and so bright and colourful against the snow!!
Happy Thursday,
Vivienne x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! That is a beautiful collection! I don't know why we always try to choose our favourites but mine is that petrol with squirrels!
Thank you for the best advice - definitely no Christmas party in the closet. I was hoping to clean my sewing place to start a quilt during the Christmas. My mother used to empty her sewing table for Christmas and then she made day and night huge puzzle. That was fun. We all helpped and ate lots of chocolate! x Teje

Nova Melina said...

Ääääk!!! Noi oravat on ihan superit!!!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Mia, the mittens are so lovely and clean!!! Yes, you have been cleaning and productive. All your designs are so sweet and inviting for snuggling!
Happy 13th to you in Finland, xoRobin❤

Jane said...

What a gorgeous washing line today Mia but I bet they were frozen out there..brrrr.I am so glad to hear that you are getting organised but as you say you are not spending Christmas in the cupboards ;0) Billy sends a purr too,
Jane x

ANNE said...

I am old-fashioned and love your clothes line, Mia.

A chilly day for mittens;what special presents for this Christmas time!!

Need to do a bit of housecleaning soon.:0

Happy almost end of the week,

Megumi said...

They are so cute and I can't stand it!!

Don't they get frozen outside???


Mia said...

Thank you, Vivienne!

Wishing you a bright nd beautiful weekend!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I am quite happy with the squirrels too (and I wish the receiver loves them too!) and I am wishing to make myself a bright yellow pair, would make any gray day happier...

Have a lovely weekend!


Mia said...

Iso kiitos, Nova!

Ihanaa viikonloppua sinnepäin, toivottavasti aurinkokin näyttäytyisi...

Terkuin Mia

Mia said...

Hello sweet Robin,

Thank you! I wish you a lovely weekend without any stres or rush! Enjoy the Holiday spirit!


Mia said...

Hello Jane,

I know it looks pretty cold in those pictures, but it's actually been milder here, -7C or so last a few days! It's been freezingly windy today though, but it's not that ususal -25c!

I wish you a wonderful weekend, we're almost there...


Mia said...

Hello dear Anne,

These pretty (and cold) winterdays are perfect for some Christmas-to-do! I wish you a great weekend with no stress or rush!


Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

I might just know which pair is your favorite... ;) And oh no, they're not freezing as they're really MADE to keep hands warm and cozy in this cold weather :)!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Beth said...

These are lovely - one of my favourite things that you make, I'd be very happy to find a pair in my stocking as well! Bethx

Mia said...

Thank you, Beth!

I love making these mittens, but it's seems that every year I start making them too late... For Santa's sack that is as for winter I think these are really needed in January-March!

Enjoy the last days before Christmas!


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