Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December Days

I thought I ought to pop in for a quick post. I sure didn't intend to go without posting for this long.
Like many of you, my days and thoughts are immersed in all things Christmas and I'm trying to figure out how the days are speeding past so quickly. I'm not ready, but ready or not, Christmas will be here in 2 days.

Michael Buble' has crooned his way into our hearts, bringing the Christmas spirit along. The snowflakes and reindeer have been multiplying and are now in their new homes. The last of the Christmas gifts have been stitched: Pillowcases for the kiddos at North Camp:


Actually, that's the only Christmas sewing I did. I don't know how y'all are finding the time to sew and post all of these wonderful projects so close to Christmas! I glanced at my Feedly and had over 250 blogs to catch up on. With a house full of company, there simply isn't a quiet moment. It's quiet at 4:30 a.m. though, so I am stealing a few minutes away, curled up in a corner of the sofa, under a quilt, next to the tree:


I wanted to make some handmade cards for my mom this year so I pulled out card making supplies and racked my brain for ideas a few days ago. I'm a messy card maker:


Our girl was home and she curled up on the bed and kept me entertained as I worked. We collaborated and enjoyed a good visit. When I asked for ideas, she laughed and said that 'any creativity I might have had as a child has been crushed under the piles of  Organic Chemistry formulas, bovine feed formulations, and a pile of dirty clothes". LOL.
Having her for company made it all the more fun

We were all visiting the other evening and I said, "I probably ought to move the mouse head before Omi gets here." DH and college girl burst out laughing and she said, "Now that's not something you hear every day." LOL. Just to clear things up - we have cats outside and they frequently like to deposit lovely gifts in front of the house. We think nothing of it, but we don't want to be completely uncouth when company arrives. :)

We had 2 Christmas parties to attend and they were both on the same night. We kicked off one and shut down the other. It'll probably take me a year to recover, but DH and I decided we could handle one late night a year.

My sewing machine has been in hibernation, but I finished the hand quilting on DH's wool quilt in the evenings and its wrapped and under the tree.

I don't know if I'll be popping back in before the New Year, but I sure didn't want the holiday to go by without wishing y'all a very Blessed Christmas!

Here's hoping there's less hustle and bustle and more  'Silent Night' to your  'Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away' December days. Wishing you and yours a very Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year! May your days be filled with all the things and people that bring you great joy!

15 comments:

Denise :) said...

That's so funny -- I'd just finished listening to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (which isn't really very Christmassy) by Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé! He is quite the crooner, isn't he? Your Christmas tree is lovely! With the new RV we've really got a 'nook' that, complete with fireplace, makes the perfect place to curl up and feel Christmas cozy! Of course, having your sweet girl there is probably enough to make your Christmas cozy! My sewing machine has been in hibernation, too. But there's always 2015, right? A very warm and joy-filled Christmas to you and yours, my sweet friend!!! :)

Libby said...

A Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family and looking forward to a New Year of reading about "Lovin Life at the End of the Dirt Road".

Lana said...

Merry Christmas...
You don't know me, but I love visiting here...it's just a calm place to visit in a busy world...
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas...

Judy said...

I was able to get three children's aprons made with some machine quilting. It was fun searching the book trying to figure out how to get to the "start". They turned out ok and the kids will like them. I hope you have a Blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thank you for being such a nice Blog Friend this year. Next year will be fun!

KaHolly said...

Have a Merry Christmas!!

toniaconner said...

Hi, Like you, I don't know how some of the ladies manage all they do. Oh, that right your one of those ladies. Have missed seeing you though. I really like the horse fabric for the pillow. I would like to find something like that and girly it up for the pillowcase challenge. Most girls are crazy for horses.

Pretty tree, like the quilt behind it. I think quilts and Christmas trees go together, I use one as a skirt for ours.

You and your have a very Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New year.
Blessings
Tonia

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas, Karin!

beth s said...

What a lovely post. Merry Christmas to you!

Nancy said...

Have a Blessed Christmas and enjoy all the time with your family that you can!

Dorian said...

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas Karin! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Take care.

Lisa Spencer said...

Merry Christmas Karin and Gary! It's my holiday to work. The only child home this year is Drew. He and Tracy will go to the neighbors for Dinner tomorrow. We are so blessed to have them, they have become like family. We received the best Christmas present earlier this month with a new Son by marriage, and our oldest son and his wife announced we will have our first grandchild in July! Please tell Gary Happy Birthday on the 31st!

Dar said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm with you, don't know how so many get presents made right before Christmas. I'm still finishing up some tonight (or this am), but at least they are due until later in the weekend.

Pauline said...

You've been quiet so long I was beginning to worry about you. Yeah, I'm silly. But I miss your post when you're so long in getting back to your computer, but frankly Karin, I don't see how you even have time to sew, much less compute! The best to you and yours!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I love your nativity at the end of your post. I have a small collection of nativities, some purchased and some made by me. I just did a post about some gifts I made this Christmas. Happy New Year!

Staci said...

LOL! Mouse head! still laughing!

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