My oldest son, girlfriend and her son came in from St. Louis over Christmas. They stopped at Ogleby Park in West Virginia on Saturday night for the Festival of Lights. Then they split their two days between our family and his dad’s. One of their gifts for the children was making slime.
The other gift was some controllers to go with the XBOX that my youngest son and I went in on for the kids.
Here’s the middle son’s family ready to go to a Christmas Eve party. I can’t believe that they didn’t get poor Merle a blue bandanna to match for the picture ! :)
I am happy to just use the girl’s photos from their Facebook posts. I never brought out the camera once…though I had a cold and how can you take photos when your nose is running 24/7 requiring a blow every ten seconds? Well, you cannot :) Nor did I want to spread my germs and stayed away for most of the celebration. It’s just not worth it to make everyone sick along with you.
My youngest son’s dog Koopa had sympathy and cuddles for me…if I am watching something from Netflix on the computer, he jumps behind me and cuddles up. I started watching “The Last Kingdom” after finishing up “The Crown”. I loved the second season of the Crown as much as the first. “The Last Kingdom” is riveting…I just turn my head away a lot during the battle scenes!
I finished up the motifs on an Elizabeth’s Pride block ( left ) and then started the prep and applique on another one ( right) a week or so ago. I finished it up the day after Christmas.
I think that I have just one more small block to applique prior to tackling the center one. It’s something that I work on here and there….no hurry.
I’ve been doing more reading than quilting over the last few weeks but I have made progress on the last Botanical block. I finished hand quilting the one set of parallel lines and am now on to the second to create the cross hatch.
I hope that you had a nice Christmas. We had a White Christmas with about two inches of snow on the ground that morning. Just enough to be pretty but not enough to cause too much trouble. I am in Southwestern Pa. I read that up north, Erie PA set some records….they got over 4 feet of snow . We’ve had close to 3 feet here off and on ; I know what that is like. I certainly wouldn’t want that over Christmas. Yet I know that the horrific fires in California continue on….so much destruction and loss. Snow melts eventually. Fires consume :(
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