Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My trip back home and more Advent Swap gifts!!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday. I had a wonderful christmas with my family in Northern Ontario. There was a lot of singing, food and celebrating. I have a huge family. So it is always a big celebration at Christmas when we all get together. We do not exchange gifts because it would be too costly to buy for everyone. I have 42 people in my immediate family. All my brothers and sisters gave my parents a gift and then we just celebrated together and enjoyed each others families. That is what Christmas is all about. The kids got to play games with their cousins and go sliding down the big hill behind my parents place. It was a lot of fun.

The drive to my parents was pretty good. The drive back was another story. We drove 13 hours in a blizzard. Normally, it only takes 9 hours for us to drive home. It was a very stressful drive home to say the least. I was glad we arrived safely. Many times we had to stop in the middle of the road because we could not see where we were. It was a total whiteout.

I also opened the last of my Advent Swap gifts. I just love all the gifts I received. Jeannette made me so many nice handmade gifts. I am so lucky. My main gifts was a wonderful handmade bag. I love all the tiny little pieces on the front of the bag. I love it. It is in my favorite color too. I have already used it to go out. My Mother-in-law tried to claim it, but I would not let her. Thank you so much Jeannette. This was a wonderful swap. Thank you also to Fiona for organizing this swap. It was so much fun.

I wish you all a very happy New Year. I will try to do a post of all my projects from 2009.



Barb said...

I am glad that you had a good time and I love your advent swap goodies.

Sharlotte said...

Oooh! What a scary way to have to drive home! I know it was nerveracking! I love the gifts.That bag is great , no wonder your mother-in-law tried to swipe it! LOL! I waw wondering if you have been by Alex Anderson's blog for the free 12 Days of Redwork patterns? If not, go check them out,there're great. I know it's one that I will work on this year. Incase you don't know the URL it's .Hope you have a great creative day!

Dresden Quilter said...

I am glad you got home safely and had a good time.