We survived our outdoor family Christmas gathering today. It was held at our son's house. The freeway was wonderful on the way up. It only took us 50 minutes to get there. (I always assume an hour or more.) We all arrived around 10:30 in the morning in the hopes that the freeway wouldn't be jammed with travelers on the way home. Good thought but didn't hold true for the home trip. We took surface streets. It took us less than 2 hours to get home including picking up a lunch/dinner order on the way home.
The kids and dogs were having a good time running around. The kids all seemed to be in fewer clothes than the adults were wearing. The newest dog, Walter, was really wild trying to keep people throwing the ball for him. Cassie, one of the old ladies of the group, was happy to chase after a few balls until Walter started chasing her ball too. Kona was pretty peppy for a dog with a tumor on her hip bone. At 14 we hope she has a few more months of a decent quality of life. It was good to see her again since she's gone back to live at our daughter's house.
Did I forget to mention the high was to be 43 but it was in the low 30s when we arrived? The six adults conversed about what we'd done to stay warm: wool socks, flannel lined pants, hats, and gloves. I don't think it reached the 40s before we left. But it felt warmer in the sun. After an hour of playing and chatting we all headed to the front deck to begin the present opening.It's hard to tell but all the grands are in this picture. Theo is mostly behind his mom (in the red and purple hat) on the left. The other adults were hanging out on the other side of the deck.
I have to say I was tickled with the presents I got. I love that my kids ask me what I want for Christmas. Heaven knows I don't NEED more fabric but I really like what I got.
T Shirt Quilt - add the coping strips to last column, get vertical sashing strips on - ✔️
Make blocks for FCQ Equilter -✔️ in progress
Try to finish hand quilting done on very old Christmas quilt -✔️Progress made but not done. There's more to be done then I thought.
Make more blocks for 2019 BOM quilt - um, nope
Quilt and bind one of my quilts -
nothing done Not quite true. I tried to find a backing for any of the quilts needing to be quilted. But nothing was jumping off the shelf ready to go without piecing it.
And for this week:
Continue hand quilting on Christmas Quil
Start working on borders of T shirt quilt
Sew the red and black blocks together
Quilt one of my quilts
I was happy with all the progress I did make but forgot about all the time to prep the presents and today's outing. I fell asleep for several hours once we got home after 2 pm. I don't think I woke up until 4:30 or so. Slept. Like. A. Log! So no studio time today.
I'm linking up with my favorite Monday parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and To Do Tuesday. I'll be back to link up the last
two one as it is available. Join the fun by checking out these links.
I'm wishing everyone a week of fun times in their studio or in whatever they plan to do. And, may be 2021 will lift the burden of Covid from our shoulders. Stay safe and enjoy what we have.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie