I am still here but just busy with all of the Christmas happenings around here. I had thought things would be a little quieter here this week, but I was wrong. It seems as though this is how this wonderful season is each year.
Some of you are having your dreams of a white Christmas filled a little early this year. Those temperatures have been steadily dropping as the depth of snow keep increasing. I can’t quite imagine what it must be like to try to get out and get done what needs to be finished when the weather provides such challenges. Stay safe out there. After having no summer, we are enjoying temperatures in the 80s this weekend which I find more bearable.
Our Christmas dinner last week was a lovely evening and a great time catching up with family members without all of the little ones that tend to cause lots of distractions when we get together – delightful distractions, I must add. It is always nice to get together and enjoy the meal without someone needing to jump up and do something.
Between Christmas parties, luncheons, visits to Santa, Christmas programs, shopping and watching little ones this week I have been able to get to the sewing room for a few gifts. I was afraid that my machine would seize up on me from lack of use lately, but all went well.
I managed to get most of my Christmas Cactus quilt assembled. I still need to add the outer border, but I just love it.
It must be time for it to be finished since my real cactus is now starting to send out blooms. My red one still hasn’t started to form buds yet.
Some of the other projects include a journal cover for a friend of mine…
A Kindle carrying case for my mom’s Kindle…
And another mug rug. My dear friend, Midlife Mom, cut me a couple of snowflakes with her Accuquilt GO and sent them to me. I really like the way it turned out. These things can be addicting.
While I was watching a couple of the little ones this week we made some wonderful cookies and I enjoyed all of my help. The smell of the peppermint was intriguing.
The little ones got their stockings to hang. I’m not sure they were overly thrilled with them quite yet, but they will look forward to them on Christmas for years to come.
This evening we are heading over to my mom’s to decorate her tree and have dinner. It is always a fun evening and my sister and BIL join us for the tree trimming.
I apologize for being a bad blogger lately, but I hope to be better at it soon.