"...and Mamma in her 'kerchief and I in my cap
had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap..."
(Original text of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas)
Who has time for napping these last eight
days before Christmas??
Actually I do. You do. We all do.
There comes a time every holiday where it
hits me to just stop. It wasn't always that way.
Or maybe it was and I just didn't pay attention.
It's also easier to stop now because we no longer
have school concerts, sports events etc. going on.
While I'm really on top of Christmas this year, it's the
quilty-blog things that I can't seem to keep up with.
Things like Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt that
I thought I'd finally join...but yesterday came the "stop".
It's not a cold-turkey-stop-everything; it's more of a
"step back, re-evaluate and think long and hard before
you start anything new at this point" kind of thing.
Funnily enough, I might keep on going at the exact
same pace but what changes is my perspective.
Nothing else has to be done.
No matter what I choose to take on, has to be
just for fun!
I can do that.
Here are some my likes for today:
Oh, holy heck (can I say that?), I love me some snow!
Bring it. ALL OF IT.
After our other son gets home for Christmas.
That's tomorrow, btw.
(our mailbox decor)
He goes to Creighton University up in Omaha, NE
and it's amazing how much more snow they get up
there, just 4 - 5 hours north. I'm always jealous.
We hadn't seen our cadet for 6 months till here,
fresh off the plane on Sunday. One of these days
maybe he'll make his mom happy and wear his
uniform home...but I highly doubt it. They like to
shed those things the minute they leave West Point.
Anyway, he gives the greatest homecoming hugs.
And he brings home interesting sewing jobs.
3) Big families
I grew up in one, the youngest of 7. Having only 4,
I didn't quite get as many as we'd like but that's okay.
God knew I'd reached my limit I guess. That became
more obvious when my back issues started. However,
we're still growing with marriages and grandkids.
4) Holiday quilts
This is my latest quilt top finish!
5) Playing around.
It's snowing and I'm caffeinated.
Christmas is coming.
Quilts are being made. Life is good and happy!
So I went outside to get some pics in the snow.
Know what this is?
It's parsley in a pear tree, of course!
Check out the other Thursday likes at
Because next Thursday is Christmas Eve, I will
likely not have an "I Like" post but I'll be back
the following week.
Happy holidays and happy quilting!