Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Holidays and soon New Year's Eve

I hope that you all had a marvelous holiday. We had a delightful two days with my kids and grandkids, my oldest (as in known longest) friend and her daughter, SIL and GD. Mostly I have been paying attention to Christmas, but have done a couple of things, so will show you those first:

Step #4, of Crazy Mom's Quilt-a-long:

And I began tying the Hawaiian block quilt for friend Christian (a longterm UFO)

Oh yeah - I'm trying my hand at cross stitch (again). Some of the girls from Crazy Exchange are starting a stitch-a-long, so I wanted to "play" as well. This is 18 Aida, stitched one over one.

On the holiday front, we started with a beautiful Christmas eve day, and the ferry ride was magnificent:

My dear son and DIL were in town for a week, so joined us:

The little girls enjoyed each other (as much as you can at 13 and 17 months):

And, of course, my cutest three-some:

I am so lucky to have had every one of my special people near for the holidays. Son has returned home, daughter is getting ready to move and life is about back to normal. I have been binding a couple of quilts for Stone Soup - fairly mindless TV-watching activity. Not everything is put away, but I'm getting close. So it goes. No big plans for NYEve, but have a couple of events for New Year's Day.

Good wishes for a marvelous 2008.


Marika said...

Mountains look astonishing !! Great start with CS.Happy New Year for you too !

Barb said...

Nice variety in your blog entry a very enjoyable read, and the children look so content! I also had the blessing of having my children and grandchildren near by for Christmas, what a wonderful holiday we had! Happy New Year to you and yours! Barb

jacq said...

Your cross stitching looks great, do you like doing it??
love the quilt a long.
hope you and your family will have a happy/good new 2008

jacqueline w