How many days do you celebrate Christmas? Some of my friends start of Dec. 1st. and really celebrate all through Advent. Some celebrate from Christmas Eve through New Years Day. My European friends often celebrate little Christmas, 12 Days after Dec. 25th with more pomp and circumstance than Christmas Day.
This year Christmas was miraculous for me. I hope to celebrate God’s blessings for at least 12 days! This Christmas I met me grand nephew, JJ who is 5 months old.
JJ had such fun watching my nephew, Robbie unite in marriage with Minerva on Christmas Eve.
We are thrilled to welcome Minerva into our family.
On Christmas Day we drove through a beautiful snow storm to our daughter’s apartment. It was so festive! She bought a tree and decorated it.
She and her boyfriend (who hunted a deer this fall) made venison, mashed potatoes and butternut squash for dinner. I brought some appetizers to munch on as we opened presents. Then there was a knock on the door and our son, Tyler, who we haven’t seen in 7 years, walked into our festivities! He is a captain in the Army National Guard. He has travel to Kenya and many other places I’ve never been to. He looks tall, handsome, and still has a wonderful sense of humor. We all played a card game after dinner, like many years ago. All you mothers out there can understand how full of love my heart is. It’s still about to bust! Our children have really grown up, 29 and 22 years old. I love them so much!
I promised to share some gifts that I made in December, but couldn’t show before Christmas. Here’s Bethany’s Radiant Star made from 60 diamond shapes. Bethany is a high school geometry teacher.
I made a T-shirt quilt for a friend of our family, Kimberly with 14 years of memories.
I also finished a Quilt A Long and gave it to a family in Vermont we met over the past year.
I stitched some doodles…
I donated two quilts that I quilted in December. One is going to a local Vermont hospital for a newborn boy. The other quilt will go to someone in need as a result of a fire, illness or accident. It is resting in our guild’s “Comfort Cupboard” awaiting it’s recipient.
I also joined a celebration of my parent’s 85th birthdays along with all of my siblings and spouses and many grandchildren too!
The Wassail Weekend in Woodstock , VT was amazing too! The band was fabulous! The parade was full of beautiful animals. The concert in the Library after the parade was just what I needed to get into the Christmas spirit. It was free! and Inspiring! After the concert, we walked outside and it started to snow! I LOVE SNOW!!! This has simply been a miraculous Christmas season so far!
Don’t forget to watch my patterns on craftsy.com. In the search field, type “Inspired Layers”. I have 6 new patterns in the works and I’ll be releasing them for free for a month, and then setting a price after that. If you follow my blog, you will have an opportunity to try the quilts I design for free! YIPPEE!
Thanks for a wonderful year of quilting fun! I hope you feel the blessings God showers you with all year long. I’m so thankful for my family – included you, my quilting family too!