Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas one and all

Wishing all of my virtual friends a wonderful Merry Christmas with your family and friends
 Travel safely, eat lots and indulge in the happy days. 
From our house to yours Merry Christmas!
(now I better get in the shower and get ready for the festivities)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Getting there

I am getting ready for the holidays but I seem to be behind this year.  I have been busy preparing; baking decorating, shopping, wrapping, shipping packages etc. It all takes so much time.
News on the home front:
D#1 got her driver’s license on Saturday. She is already making her way across the city to school.  It is going to seem really strange not driving her to and from the bus (15 minutes there).
D#2 will be appearing in the Wizard of Oz production that is touring across North America.  They are performing here in Calgary, Dec 28-Jan 2. She will be one of the 12 Munchkins.
S#1 will be home next week from university. I am looking forward to having him in the house again. He is looking forward to home cooked meals.
I have made two quilts in two weeks.  I am exhausted but was so worth it. My brother is going through some issues and since I don’t live near him to give him a  hug I thought one of my quilts might help.  I used a Jelly Roll for the first time as well as some other fabric from my stash. DSCN7838DSCN7839
Every year my husband’s department supports a family in need. This year a silent auction was organized to help raise funds to buy the family some grocery gift cards etc.  I donated this wall hanging. I like it so much I might have to make myself one. DSCN7836
I have just returned from the dentist and half my mouth is frozen.  I am trying to eat some porridge without it running down my face.   I hope wherever you are, your preparations for the holidays are coming along well.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It’s beginning to look and smell like Christmas!!

Remember this pile of bins in my living room. Well they are slowly starting to disappear.  (although they are back in the basket waiting be put away again). DSCN7815Now it is starting to look a lot more like Christmas around the house. DSCN7826DSCN7827DSCN7829DSCN7833

Oh and one little finish for my girlfriend that loves snow flakes, real or fake!!


And the kids, big and little, were happy I finally started some Christmas baking….first up Snickerdoodles. Actually D#2 said “Don’t bother with decorating the house, just start baking!!!”DSCN7824

I hope wherever you are it is looking more festive!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snow flowers

It is not everyday you see beautiful flowers in the winter snow!!!   Don’t they just pop on the bed of white snow?  You can see more lovely flowers blooming all over the world over at Karen’s One Flower Wednesday.
A special greeting to all my Nederland friends who will be celebrating the arrival of Sinterklaas soon.  He left a few snoepjes in our schoentjes this morning. Goede Sint alles!