Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Every year around this time I start wondering where all the time has gone since Thanksgiving. I had such good intentions. We always plan to have a "White Christmas party" where we invite people over to view the movie "White Christmas" with us. I always plan to make lots of cookies and goodies like I used to make and take them around to all our neighbors (whom I still haven't met). Then there are all the sewing projects. I remember when I used to stay up past midnight on Christmas eve finishing them. Sigh... Now I have one day left and lots of presents to wrap for our grandchildren and there was no party and no goodies and the projects are still undone. We are going to Missouri to spend a few days with our parents who have not been well. We're so thankful for the family and friends that we have and maybe next year I'll get around to doing all those things I want to do. So here's the latest undone project. I displayed it the day after Thanksgiving and had intended to continue making the little quilted numbers to change it every day. It's still displayed and still says "27 Days 'til.... Ha ha Maybe next year!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Quilts

I made this Christmas quilt in in 2005 as a Block of the Month project from the Cotton Patch. It originally had 9 blocks but my stitch group friend thought it needed 12 so we designed 3 more blocks (Tradition, Worship and Joy). It hangs in my foyer this time of year. As much as I like that Christmas quilt, I really, really like this one. It's all flannel and it's the coziest quilt to snuggle up with. I keep it out throughout the winter, even though it has Santa on it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas time

Okay, it's time to blog again. I managed to get our Christmas tree put up just before we went to Springfield last week for Tim's dad's open heart surgery. He is recovering, but still in the hospital. Also, Tim's mom was in the hospital for a few days with a severe sinus infection. She is still not feeling well. We would appreciate your prayers for both of them.

I decorated the tree this year in blue and white to please Tim (he loves blue lights and ornaments). The last two years I've done it in my favortie color (red) so it was time for a change.