Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas

Between my cold and Christmas I haven't been at the computer very often lately. But we had a very merry Christmas indeed, in spite of my cold. And I'm almost over it now. :- )

DH loved his new quilt.

There's no way I could photograph it to show you the quilting. It's black on black most of the time. Besides, I can hardly get it away from him! Suffice to say that it was well done and perfect for the quilt.

Reilly was happy with what he found in his stocking.



I was THRILLED with what was under the tree for me! This was a complete surprise:

But I knew this box of fabric would be there. ;- )


Chaos reigned when the younger generation made their appearance.


But they seemed to enjoy their gifts too.


Another gift that was sort of under the tree (there were a few packages that wouldn't fit!) was a new light fixture for our dining room. DH is off of work this week so he hung the new fixture and we tweaked the arrangement of things in the dining room. The kitchen may be next since they are adjoining rooms, only separated by a peninsula counter. Long-time readers may remember that at the beginning of this year I had my eye on the smallest bedroom of the house, thinking I would turn it into a sitting room. That has not happened and probably won't in the near future. But the changes we made in the dining room may make it possible for me to use it as my "studio annex" from time to time. I'm hopeful. It would be so much easier to get pastel chalk dust off that hard surface floor than out of the carpet in my Nest.

I have a few goodies to share with you that I completed before Christmas. Stay tuned!




7 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Fabulous gifts...my favorite is that expression on Reilly's face. Just try to take that away from him...yeah, right! The twins are so so so cute!Love so much that hubby loved his...awesome all the way around!

Finn said...

Awesome Christmas Sue, love that he loved the quilt! And what fun to have the Nook..happy reading. Big hugs and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year, Finn

Sharon said...

I'm so glad that your hubby loved his quilt - it makes it all worth it, doesn't it? Sounds like you all had a great holiday! And good things happening at your house.

Have a wonderful New Year! And I hope you're staying warm!

Barbara C said...

Happy Holidays Sue. Your DH looks very happy with his quilt.

Karin said...

Looks like a great Christmas! All the best for the holidays!

ROZ said...

Happy New Year! What wonderful family photos--beautiful folks

Lynn said...

That is such an awesome quilt! Of course he loved it!

I'm still picking up fluff from the toys our dogs got - should have gone with the rubber chew toys....

Isn't it nice to get a surprise gift? My husband surprised me with a coat I had seen and like and only told my daughter about in passing. The 2 of them get gold stars for putting that under the tree!