Look, I’m a planner. I like to give gifts. I like to decorate. Y’all know I love to bake. Christmas is my, well my Christmas! And yes, the planning has already begun.

Indian designs

I found this book at the library recently and fell in love with its simplicity. It was put together in the 1970s and shows basic Native American designs from many tribes. Those included are bold, pretty and distinctively southwestern. They are a piece of Arizona culture that I’d enjoy sharing with others. I have visions of embroidering several of these designs on totebag fabric.

Gambel quail
Pueblo owl design

Now the problem is getting the basic design from the photocopy to the fabric so I can embroider it. Do you have any suggestions? Worst case scenario, I’m going to draw it freehand in pencil and do the best I can. I’m thinking turquoise fabric with black owls, a red fabric with black bears, etc.

Pueblo bear

And just so you know I’m not the only crazy one already thinking of the holidays, Ms. Martha’s got her fabulous holiday planner posted. Is it sick that I’m already ahead of schedule?

Hello, my name is Kelli and I’m a Christmasaholic.