Decking the Halls!
This is my Christmas Tree!.....last year! I havent taken one of the tree yet, but wanted to decorate my blog page with a holiday pic, so here is last year's version. Last year, I was excited that Jeff would be traveling back home from Norfolk, Va and the whole fam was going to be together here in Walnut. This year will be different. I actually had a hard time getting out the decorations. I had even decided not to up up a tree, but Larry and the kids convinced me that I should. Everyone will be here the Saturday after Christmas Day, all except Jeff. I am looking forward to that day. We are doing things differently this year...I feel different this year. With my Dad gone and Jeff not in the states, it doesnt feel right to do things the same as always. So, we released the kids to do their own thing on Christmas eve and Christmas Day and then come spend the weekend or part of the weekend with us. We wont have the massive chaotic package opening here. We will take all the gifts to the kids' families prior to Christmas and they will open them with their other Christmas gifts. What will we do on Christmas Day? Im looking forward to a quiet day. Im going to sit in front of old movies and hand sew on my english paper pieced mosaic quilt....and think of Christmases Past and Future....maybe actually focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Chirst's birth....and the reason He came...for me and for you! Yes, this will be a different Christmas, but some things never change...the baby will always be in the manger and the Star will always guide the way!
Quilting Tip of the Day
So you decided to do a crazy scrap quilt, but you realize you dont have enough fabric or variety of fabrics:
- Organize a fabric swap! Swapping 5" square would really spruce up your stash!
- Like to make flying geese units or four patches??? how about swapping a stack of those?
- Swap whole blocks or dig out some "orphan" blocks to see if someone wants to trade...
- When traveling, always visit the fabric, quilt shops. Pick up a fat quarter as a souvenir!