Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hey wait up! and I won

Remember yelling that as a kid? Heywait up! This holiday season is totally getting away from me. I have not decorated. I have not shopped for gifts, although I have quite a few made already. I really better kick it into over drive if I want to have a Christmas.  Here are some things that I finished for gift giving:
Tree and lights wallhanging

another wall hanging

Red Christmas panel

silver and white table runner

Just before Thanksgiving I won a give away  from Lori of  Humble quilts. These patterns arrived the day after Thanksgiving. I plan to do them as a block of the month next year. I can hardly wait to get started. Thanks again Lori.

I better get ready foir work now. I will take pictures when I get some decorating done. ;)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Catching up

I remember when I was a kid that it seemed like forever between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now it seems like a fast blur.
I think I told you that my in-laws were coming the day after Thanksgiving. Well....I had a great Thanksgiving at my Aunt's house. Very relaxed day with family. Didn't over eat. The next day I picked up my Mother in law and sister in law from the airport and the party started.  Sunday morning my nephew flew in from Philly. He was attending a medical conference in the city (Chicago) all week.  We called up all the Friend cousins and had a get together at our local pizza place. I also invited some of my side of the family. My aunt, dad, sister and niece all came. It is always fun to see everyone. Sunday night I put DD#2 on the bus back to school. :(

Monday and Tuesday flew by with talking, laughing , and knitting. My S-I-L got some yarn and I was helping her start a sweater for her grandson. On Wed I had to work. While I was at work my nephew's wife and his son flew in to join the party. The baby has grown so much since they were here earlier this year. He was enough entertainment for all of us. My nephew was done at the conference Thurday night so he joined us here.We had one more get together at the local all you can eat ( is there a theme here?) Saturday noon. By 9PM everyone was gone, Mom and sister in law to Oregon and nephew and his family to Philly.

Sunday morning I was up and out early as it was Mom's 80th birthday and my sister and I had a party to get set up. We made trays of deli cuts and cheeses. Had a spinach salad, pasta salad, and fruit. Of course there was cake and some cookies too. There were 23 there to help her celebrate.
  Photo is Mom and Dad and my sister (blond) and me.

Now I am trying to get caught up with UFOs and gifts. I still have two more December birthdays, DH and DD#2. I better get busy!!!
Happy holidays