I managed to finish up my projects before they needed to be unwrapped. Isn't that always a great feeling?
|This was such a fun and fast knitted project that I made three of them.|
|A closer look at the yarn - so lacy and pretty.|
We had such a wonderful Christmas at our house. The anticipation (and noise level) peaked early in the evening with all of the children here. Our home is definitely NOT the place to be if you like a quiet Christmas.
|Wall to wall bodies!|
|Hmm...Your head feels as bald as mine!!!|
|Why do little girls always want to dress up little boys?|
|It's nice to have little believers here on Christmas morning.|
One tradition we do each year is to drive through the neighborhood and look at all of the lights with the little ones. I let them use my "special" glasses this year and they were thrilled to see the snowmen and wreaths when they looked at the lights.
Our house guests left yesterday morning and then it was a nose to the grindstone cleaning, laundry and sorting out day. Today was errands and, hopefully, a little time reacquainting myself with my sewing machine. I am looking forward to it.
I've have several lovely packages arrive in the mail in the last few days. The first to arrive was this fabulous messenger bag from a Blog Hop win from Polly at Polly's Porch. I love the size of this and the fabrics are wonderful. Her work on it is so well done. Thanks so much, Polly. I will get a lot of use out of it. Polly also has a wonderful tutorial featured today at Moda Bake Shop.
Another Blog Hop win was from Frieda from Walks in the Woods - Art Quilts. Her work is AMAZING and I was thrilled to have won a few of her patterns, some hand dyed fabrics and threads. I am looking forward to trying the heavenly looking Peace quilt. If you have not visited her blog before I recommend you checking out her eye candy.
Today the mailman stopped and left me some terrific Gutermann threads from Debuko - all the way from Poland - at Quilts My Way. These are terrific neutral colors and I KNOW they will be put to great use.
I am hoping to keep up with my Easy Street Mystery quilt now that I have a bit more time. These are the blocks for this week - turquoise with purple. I can hardly wait to start on the lime greens. While I am trying to keep up with one Easy Street, Connie at FreeMotion By the River is doing two, one in orange, red and yellows. It looks gorgeous too.