The week has been busy with lots of Christmas events. It seems like we are always on the go here. We are actually looking forward to an dinner at home tonight. We are so blessed to be so busy, but it is not getting my Christmas cards written ;)
Last evening we tagged along as our grandchildren played Christmas carols at a local nursing home. It was a thrill to see the delight in the residents faces as they enjoyed the music. Each of the children played a few songs and we enjoyed the music as well. It was also fun to visit with some of the residents, including a set of 94 year old twins who both worked as makeup and hair designers in the early Hollywood days. They shared photos of the many big stars that they had the privilege to work on for their camera shoots. Both were so sharp and shared so many wonderful stories with us.
Tuesday was our biannual quilt guild Christmas show and giveaway. There were over 250 quilts donated to ten different local charities this year. We even made the front page of the paper. We have amazing, talented and caring guild members.
In my spare time I have tried to work a bit on some Christmas sewing. I made a raincoat for another one of the granddaughters. This time I used the PUL laminated fabric. It has a more silky feeling and drapes much nicer, but was not as easy to sew on as the laminates I used last year. I tried the teflon foot, but found the walking foot worked much better. I still need to hem the sleeves and put the buttons on, but I'll share a picture of it for now.
Easy Street remains on my back burner. I did get a handful of this weeks blocks done, but I do have the remainder cut out. I doubt that sewing them together will take long once I get to them.
The progress on the stocking was minimal this week too - a little backstitching is all I got done on it. Again....we just haven't been home much. It's a good thing that I wasn't figuring it would be done this year.
In talking with my niece this week, I found out that she has started a blog. She is a beautiful writer and her blog is about the joys of parenting. I love the name of it - Early Bird and Night Owl. Doesn't that just speak of parenting?
I hope you are all enjoying the peace of the season.