Thursday, December 23, 2010

Almost Ready!

I've quilted two more little quilts and cut the binding fabrics for them, but they're not finished. I also sewed border fabric to a third quilt, didn't like how that looked, and took it off. These will all have to wait now until after Christmas.

Earlier this week I baked little mincemeat turnovers, pecan cookies, white chocolate/dried cranberry cookies, and butter cookies and made apple roll-ups and mini lemon-curd tarts. Yesterday I baked blackberry and peach pies, made several recipes worth of snowball cookies, as well as date bars, and glazed and baked a ham. Today I'll make fruit salad for tomorrow's breakfast and a potato salad to eat with the ham. We're having a rib roast for Christmas Eve dinner. Most of the leftovers will be going home with our sons after the holiday. One son will be here this afternoon, another son and his fiance will be here for dinner, and a third one will arrive tomorrow morning with his wife. The fourth lives in Vermont with his fiance and won't be able to be here.

I still need to wrap a few more gifts, mop floors, vacuum, put out clean towels in the guest bathroom, and get the guest bedroom ready. Tomorrow will be Christmas breakfast followed by present opening! I'll be teaching four knitting classes at my local yarn store in January and February, along with my two days a week gig as a university librarian/archivist, and I'll start making models for these classes right after Christmas.

Here is close up photo of our Christmas tree. Note what I've used as a tree skirt. It's a top pieced by my husband's great-aunt Clara.

Merry Christmas to all of you!


Blogger Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love the quilt under the tree!

Merry Christmas to you and your family Monique!


December 25, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

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