Saturday, December 26, 2009

Season's Greetings, Gang!

Felled by serious colds and coughs+pinkeye, three of my four family members were too sick to celebrate on Christmas Day. All four of us were too cranky to subject our friends to our moods. So . . .I have to say, this is one Christmas I'm glad is behind me. Grilled cheese and frozen peas for the kiddies' Christmas dinner, and frozen pizza for hubby and I after the kids were in bed. Christmas is largely about the food and the merriment for me, so this one was a bust.
There were fun crafty things to ogle under the tree for me though, and that helped take away the sting.

Denyse Schmidt's book!

Rashida Coleman-Hale's book from Sara!

Gingher 8" Dressmaker's Shears from my husband!
A new thimble and seam ripper (which, funnily enough didn't end up in my stocking, because I SWEAR TO GOODNESS, MY HOUSE EATS SEAM RIPPERS!!) I'm sure it will turn up soon.

I didn't get the quilts I started on December 22nd done for my girls. I finished the backs up today and will baste and maybe quilt them tonight. They girls head back to daycare on January 4th, so I've got time. (They're intended for naptime at daycare). I didn't get the table runner I'm working on done for my MIL (I told her I was making her something, and that it would be late so I will get to it after the quilts.) I'm quite far along but need to do a bunch of squaring off, which we all know is my least favourite. I'm working on relaxing and reducing expectations a wee bit!

Hope that you all celebrated in style with a merry cherry on top.

- Donna


Christy said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Donna! All the best! xx

Capital Mom said...

We had one of those Christmas's too. There is totally something going around. Here's hoping New Year's is better!

Isa said...

You poor thing!
I sure hope you all feel better soon!
But it looks like you got some great presents!

Sara said...

You must have been a good girl all year long to get great gifts like those!
Hope everyone is heathly to start the new year.

Vals Quilting said...

You will love the Gingher scissors - I have so many pairs of these (and sell them in my shop now) and I tell everyone to choose Gingher...
Cute blog posting