My Christmas was the. best. Christmas. ever! I hope that yours was fabulous as well.
We spent Christmas Eve at DD's. It was a wonderful day ... presents, good food, lots of fun ... with my favorite people. It just doesn't get much better than that. I was a little sad when the night came to an end.
DD and her family gave me these sand dollar ornaments and little quilting boxes. Yep, my daughter knows me!
DH was a real sweetie, giving me an Accuquilt Go Cutter (cutting fabric is probably my least favorite part of quilting), a couple of puzzles, a personalized ceramic casserole, and a box of Turtles.
Christmas Day was a quiet day here at Chez Nana, just DH and me. We watched It's a Wonderful Life (our Christmas tradition) and rebroadcasts of a couple of 2013 Cardinals baseball games. I spent a good part of the day quilting on my Storm at Sea ... I'm just about done with ripping out and restitching. I'm almost ready to move the hoop to the last bit of the ugly stitching. I'm beyond thrilled that I chose to rip out all that stitching ... I was so very unhappy with my stitches ... I confess that I was sorely tempted to just shove that quilt into a bag and hide it in the basement ... out of sight, out of mind. But then I reminded myself of all years I dreamt of making a Storm at Sea quilt and all the work I put into piecing that top, and I knew I couldn't give up on it. It's been a lot of work to rip out and then restitch, but it's been worth it because instead of being ashamed of the quilt, I'm thrilled with how it's turning out.
The next week is going to be a busy one ... today is DSIL's 39th birthday. My sister, her S.O. and her grandson are planning on coming down for a post-Christmas get-together.
It's hard to believe that Christmas 2013 is now behind us ... and equally difficult to believe that in just a week, it will be 2014. How time flies when we're having fun ... and we are certainly having the time of our lives here at Chez Nana.