I know you're all busy, just like me, so I thought instead of writing too much, I would share pictures of a little bit (just a tiny bit) of what our Christmas season has been.
I've been sewing,
Belinda's apron she won!
Three of the 12 Pennie Pockets (designed by the happiest zombie I know) I made for my quilting friends for our Christmas Fat Quarter Exchange.
Holly Table Runner from Art to Heart
Spreading Christmas cheer to my sewing room with my No Sew
Banana Split Pie
(The following pictures are of me with the grandkids for our annual Christmas Cookie Baking Party.
Caramel Pull Apart Bread (aka Monkey Bread)
Red cake stand from Target (I thought I didn't need it but after seeing Pam's, Elizabeth's and Pat's I changed my mind!)
Chocolate Spice cake for Laura's (daughter) 25th birthday!
She also requested Chicken Enchilada's. Mmmmm.
Our new Christmas tree! Now Julia isn't taller than our tree!
Family Room (gingerbread man quilt designed by Terry Christopherson).
This is a wall in my kitchen. The stocking I received at my guild's Christmas party, the Apron that I made Belinda, and the Santa is another Art to Heart pattern.
(This isn't all the decorating I did this year; believe me!)
visiting with friends, Terry,
Bff Terry. I made her an apron, too!
and her furry kids
I love her upside down tree!
(I also saw my quilting group "The Girls", but I forgot my camera. They loved the Pennie Pockets and my Italian Cream Cake.)
and sooooooooo much more.
This Christmas will be known as the year that "Mom got a new camera and didn't know how to focus it", (but really it should be " Mom needs to wear her bifocals when she's using her new camera". ahem...our little secret). The rest of the year will be busy visiting with family and spending time with them.
All of you are a blessing me. I cherish our friendships and I look forward to another year with you sharing ideas, laughing, and spending time with you. I love you all.
So, from our family
Steve, Amanda, and grand kids
Wade, Laura, and Julia
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (and Decade!)