Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

We returned from the cabin in the Smoky Mts yesterday afternoon........Good grief, so much packing and unpacking!

The weather was cold and icy, there was snow on the ground on the drive up there, but luckily (HA!) none fell while we were there. The cabin was up a steep grade, and then the driveway was really steep too, it would have been hard to get the cars up it if it were icy!

The guys skiied and snowboarded to their hearts content. We watched all the old movies and musicals that I had brought, as well as finding our way to the video store to rent some that we hadn't seen before (newer ones...I think my son had his fill of the old classics!)

We grocery shopped and mostly cooked meals and goodies in the cabin, took long walks (HIKES UP HILL!) with the dog, napped, read, and best of all quilted until my fingers were too sore to quilt anymore!

I finished "The best things" quilt...will get a pic of it as soon as I can get things settled here. The binding and hanging sleeve went on last night. I'm also about 3/4 the way handquilting on my ohio stars and rails quilt...weeehhhaa! my push is to see if I can get it done by new years day.

When the fingers were too sore to quilt any farther, I started a little crocheted afghan. I haven't really crocheted in years and years...I think it was working with that scarf last month that put me in the mood. Feeling that soft yarn slide through your fingers is quite nice! I never did learn to knit, and I don't feel the need to, but this afghan thing is just an alternative to needle work at night. Sometimes my eyes are too bleary to hand quilt or applique at night, but I don't have to have so much concentration to add a row to an afghan.

Christmas services at church don't start until 11, so I don't have to be there to start the organ prelude for about an hour. I'm headed to the shower to get ready but I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and let you know that we are all home here safe and sound.

Pumpkin pies are in the oven!


  1. I am so glad you are back. I really did miss you. You are my motivation to get up and get going. I read your blog and then I say , "Time to get up and get busy, if Bonnie can do it so can I." Welcome home!! JoAnn(sewing room JoAnn)Tonya R. told me to put that by my name.

  2. Hey Bonnie, welcome back. Glad you had a great (if exhausting) getaway. Uphill hiking? aiyee.
    Thrilled the quilt is finished - look forward to seeing it.

  3. Welcome home Bonnie!! So glad you had a great, if exhausting time...no place like home!!

    Christmas blessing for you and yours...and the happiest of new years.
    Can't wait to see the finished "best things"...*S*

  4. Welcome home Bonnie! Glad you trip was enjoyable and safe! Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for letting us know that you got back o.k. :o) Sounds like a lovely time was had by all! I love the vacation instead of gifts idea...


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