Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wow! We are in December already!!

The time is just flying by!
Don't you think?

I have been so busy.
On the weekend, my parents came for a visit.
My second oldest was having his confirmation.
It was a beautiful celebration and I'm so glad my parents came to celebrate with us.

We also celebrated our Christmas together, since I won't be able to go home this Christmas. My husband and I have to work through the holidays. Our time off doesn't coinside.
I gave my parents my red dresden quilt.

I made it to put on their table.

I also gave them the matching potholders.
They both loved their gift.

We had a wonderful dinner with them and my sister Michele and her little family too.
My parents took us out to Swish Chalet.
My kids love eating there.
It really was a great dinner.
We all had a great time.

And I didn't have to cook.
I had bought all this food to prepare for a nice dinner.
But they wouldn't have it.
My parents didn't want me to spend all my time in the kitchen getting dinner ready.
They wanted all of us to relax and enjoy our little time together.
That was a great gift.
Thanks Mom and Dad!!!

After the weekend, I had to work.
So, Monday and Tuesday I didn't do any sewing.
I was just too tired after my shift.
Today, I have to catch up on the laundry.
My husband helped me tidy up the house already.
So, if I can get all the laundry done today, then tomorrow I can relax.

My Mom just loved the mug rugs I made for teacher gifts.
She put in an order from me..
So, I'm going to try to make those and send them to her before the holidays.
I taught her how to do some free motion quitling too, while she was here.
She had so much fun trying it out.

Well, I have so much stuff to do to get ready for the holidays.
I haven't even started baking, decorating......hopefully the tree can go up tonight.
The kids always love to do this together.
We will see how things go.

Only 24 more days until Christmas!!!!

I hope you all have a great day!




Michele Pacey said...

i know it's CRAZY how fast Christmas is coming. i'm working on our advent calendar doing finishing touches so it's ready for when he comes home from school!! yikes!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Indeed December...and busy bodies we are!

Sara said...

The red dresden plate quilt is stunning! And your mug rugs are so cute. I made a couple of mug rugs as gifts this year. Quick and easy.

karenfae said...

I just love the quilt - beautiful. The mug rugs are cute too. I am contemplating making more of them.

WoolenSails said...

Your mom's gifts are so beautiful, wish I had time to make more for christmas. I am seeing so many things that are giving me ideas as gifts and not enough time. I did make up some hot pads, now i have to finish them.


Sara said...

Enjoy your December Ariane!!

John'aLee said...

Love the dresden quilt and potholders. So glad you had wonderful time with your parents! It helps with the holiday cheer to have those we love around us....tis the season!

Connie said...

Congrats on the Stash Manicure banner for December, love your runner! Enjoyed looking at all your mug rugs too.

Cris A said...

Your dresden quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your mug rugs are adorable. I love the way you used the little panels. Makes them look like holiday cards.

GerryART said...

Pink may be the Rage in some places, However, your Red Dresden can not be beat ! !
Holiday Hugs,

Ivory Spring said...

Beautiful projects, Ariane.