Did someone say "Party"? I'm in!
Time to get ready for this virtual Christmas Party. I have a favorite red sweater that I bring out only for the holidays, so I'm going to jump into that. Maybe find those Avon Christmas tree earrings I inherited from my mom (I know they're someplace in the dark recesses of my jewelry stand), touch up my hair a bit, and I'm ready to go. Oh, yes - can't forget the hostess gift! I'll bring a bottle of fine wine, packaged ever so nicely in one of the classy wine gift bags I made this year for my Etsy shop
What the heck am I talking about? Well, it's the Quilter's Christmas Party sponsored by our good friend SewCalGal.
Not to disappoint, she has lined up a plethora of great giveaways from her gracious sponsors, and has included an opportunity for you to make a donation to a great cause - Operation Homefront
. You can participate by buying raffle tickets - check out her site for more details.
Christmas. What a special time of year, not only for remembering why we celebrate, but for the chance for loved ones to come together. If it wasn't for Christmas, would you 'make' time to get all your kids and parents together for a few days? Or does life get too busy and those things would not always get done?
This year is a little more special for our family. On Christmas Day, it will be my in-laws' 60th Wedding Anniversary. Just think: they got married on Dec. 25, 1952. That's such a busy day to get married, but my father-in-law was home on leave from his duty in Korea. The window of opportunity was slim, so they just went for it! 60 years - hard to believe. They are 80 and 78 now, but to me, they don't look a day over 50 (my perspective changes drastically the older I get. To illustrate, I'm 57 and I'm absolutely certain I don't look a day over 30. Oh wait. My son is 30. What am I thinking!!!!)
Anyway, all their kids and grandkids and friends and a few other relatives are getting together for a celebration on the 22nd. I'm so looking forward to it. Not only will be get to spend time with everyone, but both our son and daughter are coming home, and my daughter is bringing her boyfriend so she can show him her old stomping grounds. How exciting!
|Our house, a few winters ago. That's Misty sniffing at the corner - gotta love those corners, if you're a dog, that is!|
On the quilting side of Christmas, I have been so busy this fall with my Day Job and then with trying to get ready for a Christmas Fair (it was last weekend, lots of fun, sold lots, glad it's over - whew!), that I hadn't even had time to think about making anything for gifts. But then I decided I've love to make a quilt for my dad, who is losing his eyesight. I want him to be able to 'see' my handiwork while he can.
However, I can't find the fabrics I want in our local quilt shop, I don't have the proper time to devote to it, and so it's not going to happen. But I am going to make it right after New Year's and give it to him as a belated Christmas gift. I'm very happy to be working on something like this.
What makes you happy at Christmastime? Any special going on in your life this month? I'd love to hear what you are all up to.
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