I've had this quilt rack for too many years to remember...
When we moved out of our last house I stored it safely until I found a spot for it here.
Mr. b hung it in the spare bedroom and it looks great with one of my quilts on it.
I also finally reached a decision on two other pictures...
one I've had for a couple of years and the other is fairly new.
It's time to stop my procrastinating! b
I took this year off from making handmade gifts for Christmas.
I did so many last year and I'm not always sure the recipients of my handmade things are as excited about receiving them as I am about making and gifting them. I, however, love receiving handmade items.
I did make the gran-girlies these Sesame Street pillowcases.
I'm excited that the holidays are over and I can settle into winter with new knitting and sewing projects.
It's Christmas morning here at our house and I'm enjoying a little quiet before the rush of the day begins. It was a fun day here yesterday with daughter knit and pearl and her finance officer. My mother also stopped by and then a little later my sister and her husband. This gift got the laugh of the day...
Evidently it was one of the last gifts wrapped and a box just couldn't be found anywhere. It shows great ingenuity don't you think? It contained a very lovely fleece top for our daughter from her boyfriend. And after she opened it her dogs got their water dish back, ha.
I think the surprise gift of the evening went to Mr. b from our daughter. It was a bag of fireworks. Mr. b loves his fireworks! Have you ever witnessed fireworks over the snow? It's a treat on a cold night.
Another fun gift was the bag of marshmallows I received with a large box of hot chocolate mixs. These marshmallows are huge! I love having a little hot chocolate with my marshmallows.
Now to get my day started. Gosh I hope I don't eat too much again today...b
With young grandchildren in the picture this year I decided to dig out some of the old ornaments to decorate our little dining room Christmas tree the way we always decorated when our children were young and before theme trees were popular.
The Mickey Mouse ornament we bought from our first visit to Disney Land and the sailboat from San Francisco is from the same trip. There's a santa painted from the Plant & Plaster Barn my parents operated in the 1980's. The little boy and girl have our kid's name on them. The lineman was given to Mr. b in the day he was actually climbing telephone poles and the baseball santa for all the years he played ball. There's little Hallmark ornaments from my years working in a Hallmark shop.
Our daughter liked pigs and now so does one of our granddaughters.
It was fun stringing popcorn again, although I missed a certain young girl's help.
Today I have a shopping hangover. We took ourselves to the city yesterday Christmas shopping. I don't know what ever made us think we could complete our shopping in one day?
Of course a day in Sioux Falls calls for lunch at a good restaurant. Our meals at Olive Garden were delicious. I had this lasagna classico with chicken & gnocchi soup. I saved some for lunch today!
Today I'll have to inventory purchases and hope we came close to being done.
Yes! What's this I ask?
Santa could you please make a note of this...
It seems Mr. b. snuck in a little present to himself. He loves the Mezzetta stuffed olives from World Market.
I think he forgot the house rule of no purchases for yourself between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25.