Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We were thrilled to have David home again for Christmas. On Friday he cooked his specialty, hamburgers. But these weren't just any hamburgers. I am not sure exactly what he did, but it involved tomato sauce, seasoning, a special chutney dressing and swiss cheese. They were wonderful! He also made baked potatoes and asparagus.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sewing day

We had a girls sewing day today.

Sewing is becoming such a lost art, that I relish any opportunity to pass those skills on. This is my niece, Rachel with the coaster she made for her very first project. She also made the tote bag. For her first day sewing, she did a great job and I am very proud of her!

Jacki came and sewed also. She is mending a tote bag here. The machine she is sewing on is a Singer Featherweight and was her great-grandmothers. When she got done with her sewing , she finished the scarf she was knitting, using Alpaca yarn.

I didn't get a lot of sewing done that day, but these are some projects I finished recently. The snowflakes are machine embroidered,and I made 19 of them. Everyone that was here on Christmas day got one.

Christmas! We had 18 people at our house for Christmas day. It was warm and we ALMOST turned on the ac. Somehow that just seemed wrong!

The picture on the left is my "angel tree". All of the ornaments are angels or Crismons. On the right is my "Florida" tree. This is a small tree that is in our entryway. I cross-stitched the picture above it of Santa on the beach.

Full moon over Lake Louisa. Taken from my backyard, Dec 12, 2008