Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

Both of my kids are home-- bliss.... We've been cramming 6 months' worth of fun in the past 48 hours.
Here's a snapshot of them coming in from ice fishing.....

Last minute sewing is complete.  I didn't get half the projects complete that I dreamed over...but does a quilter ever really finish "it all"...

Sue sent me a surprise package-- a quilter's Christmas ornament.

That's a bird nest next to it.  I have about a dozen of them on my tree.
Michigan Christmas' are definitely filled with the Snowmen from her as well:

Here is s snapshot of our Mantle this year.  I made the wreath to fit on the window frame:

Mary knows the luxury of DMC floss and sent me a pin cushion and thread with the tiniest of stitches:

We're having our big Christmas dinner today -- Steak and Shrimp-- We're sharing the kids with Chelsey's boyfriend's family tomorrow  (a growth moment for me)We've have church and and presents to open tonight...
Safe travel for Family
Having those I love close
Health and a Home with a warm fire
Snow falling for Christmas


Karen said...

I had forgotten about your birds' nests on your tree. I thought it was a wonderful idea. Not that I have found any bird nests.
And ice fishing already! It has been about 80 degrees here. Just doesn't seem possible that ice could be thick enough for fishing already.
Have a wonderful time with your family.

Gypsy Quilter said...

So glad your youngsters made it home safely. Happy Christmas from the warmer side of the U.S.

Darlene said...

Love your Christmas treats, treasures and decor.

The 'kids' are beautiful and handsome!!!

Oh those 'growth moments' - sigh!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sue said...

Your place looks lovely! And those are some good looking kids!

I wish you tons of joy and peace this Christmas and hope you get everything you've hoped for!

No, quilters never really 'finish it all' ;D

Merry Christmas, Melanie, and have a wonderful New Year!

Christmas blessings,

Muddling Through said...

Awww, your kids look so handsome/beautiful! And your decor is perfect. Enjoy your time together

Mel said...

Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Mel! Your kids are beautiful. Glad they are there with you for the holidays. God bless you all. Karen

Libby said...

Those 'growth-moments' lead to wonderful, traditions *s* Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Angie said...

Your decorations are so beautiful---love that wreath!! :) Two beautiful kids, you have there. :D Happiest of Holidays from our house to yours.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Merry Christmas, friend!

deb said...

love the birds nests! hard to share isnt it? I dont like sharing my Chelsey either:)

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Christmas looks amazing at your house. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. ~Kelly

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