Friday, December 28, 2012

Our Christmas

We had such a wonderful Christmas with our boys and some extended family. Three days of celebrating and eating. I need to get back to a reasonable diet, there have been too many goodies here!

Son Justin and wife Lizzie
Grandson Tad and his daddy, Andrew.
Son Eric reading one of many books Tad received.
Christmas was so fun with a little one around. Even though he had a cold, Tad was a trooper with all the celebrating and excitement. And yes, he loved playing with the boxes, especially the bows!

Now that the presents have been opened, I can show the quilt I made for Lizzie and Justin. Really a late wedding gift. 

This pattern was from a BHG magazine and is really a departure from my usual work. Different kind of pattern and colors for me. But I needed to make something just right for them and I think I did OK.

So now I'm thinking ahead to a new year. Feeling the need to organize, plant seeds for the garden, and start some fun new projects. What are you planning for the new year?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

A few of the ornaments carved by my husband.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, full of fun times with family and friends.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Less Than a Week

Finished snowflake afgan.
Pillow inspired by NanaCo.
Thimbleberries pattern.
The gifts are bought and wrapped, the house decorated, the cookies baked, and all (well, most) crafts are completed, and all that's left to do is some house cleaning. Then it's time for relaxing with family and friends, enjoying good food, and feeling very grateful for all we have.

Why does Loyal look so exhausted? He hasn't done a thing to help me get ready.  Though he does keep the mice under control, so I guess he deserves his nap:)