Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas

It is a frosty, beautiful day here...as soon as I get dressed, I'll go outside and take some photos. I am enjoying a quiet morning, drinking my Vanilla Chai tea, listening to my new Josh Groban Christmas CD, and surfing through the Stashbusters webring sites, wishing my quilt blogger friends a Merry Christmas.
We had a wonderful, but exhausting Christmas day yesterday. Everything that needed to be done, was done in time. Including our gingerbread house...which was still full of candies on Christmas Day (see last year's blog entry to see why I am happy about that!). To see some amazing gingerbread houses, go to Mare's blog...she is obsessed with them :)
I have cooked 3 huge meals in 3 days...turkey with fixings on Sunday, Roast Beef on Monday, and Ham yesterday. Today I plan to not do any cooking...to relax and rest.
Here are the pillows that I gave to the first batch of nieces and nephews yesterday...I was happy with how they turned out.The pink and red pillows match fabrics in quilts I have given previously, but the rest of the pillows were made from a soft, wintery flannel fabric.
This afternoon I hope to open up my new sewing machine...yes, Santa brought me a little Janome Jem Platinum!! I must have been a good girl this year because I sure was spoiled yesterday! I have wanted a light weight machine to take to classes for a while...my Brother was getting too heavy for me to lug around. I hope to test run this machine by starting Bonnie's mystery quilt. I haven't had time to think about it until now, and have decided that I will only make this quilt if I can use up stash fabric...no fabric purchases. So I'll have to sort through the stash and see if it can be done in a way that would result in a pleasing quilt. Sounds like a fun day to me!

3 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family, Kathy.
    Checked your last years blog entry and nearly fell from my chair laughing, this is just something that children do, mine could have done just the same.
    Have fun playing with your new machine, I am curious to know how you like it, as it is on my wish list too (someday).

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  2. Merry Christmas Kathy. A sewing machine for CHristmas !! Yippee!! I got one too- it came last week, a beautiful featherweight :)
    I too am working on the mystert Bonnie is doing. I'm almost done with step 3 and have most of the triangloes for step 4 cut. Tomorrow's another day if I don't finish it all today :).
    With all those big meals I wouldn't be cooking either. Mine are having ham and chesse ommmlets from the leftover ham from yesterday. :)
    Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. I look forward to reading your blog and getting lots of eye candy fixes ....

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  3. Kathy, Congratulations on your new machine! I hope you and your family had a Blessed Christmas.

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