Christmas is Coming!

Are you ready for Christmas? 
photoI still have some wrapping to do, but all my shopping is now complete.  Hooray! I was much more frugal this year than in the past, and I’m okay with that.  There comes a time when you just need to cut back, and this was the year.

Stormie helped her daddy open his birthday presents on December 11th…  something she really loves to do!  She loves pulling on the ribbon and wrapping herself up in it. 

Our Christmas tree is up.  I love looking at the ornaments we have collected through the years.  I have many that came from the AQS 1991American Quilter’s Society founders, Bill and Meredith Schroeder that I treasure.  They used to send them to their authors every holiday.  Here is a photo of one from 1991, front and back.  Isn’t it cute?  It’s made of wood and hand painted.  So cute!

Most evenings have been spent relaxing, snuggled up under this quilt that is still in progress.  Lots of hand quilting going into it, and I love how it looks.
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A little peek at it until next time…
Yes, keeping you in suspense!
We got a lot of snow over the weekend, and more is coming down right now.  It’s so pretty!  I love having snow for Christmas, and can’t imagine living in a warm climate where everything is green for the holiday. 
I hope everything is good in your “neck of the woods,” and that your Christmas is happy, healthy and Blessed.

Merry Christmas

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Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect back on happy times with your family and friends…

The good times eating holiday treats… 

Baking and decorating…

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The wonder of it all…

Christmas with your siblings…

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Piles of presents…

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Merry Christmas

from the Mosey family!

Christmas 2009

A good time was had by all.

Waiting for everyone to arrive…
Orange placemats were made for Kim… Blue prepared especially for Margaret following Vickie’s wonderful tutorial. Thanks Vicki!

Sean, Kim, Jacob and Samantha opened their B.O.M. Calendar and are excited to hang it up at their place. (If you want to make one, directions are on this website!)
Margaret and Loren got a lot of stuff for their new house! It’s so hard to decorate your first tree when you don’t have ornaments, so they got a lot of them.
Even Stormie got into the fun!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Wishing you a Happy New Year as well.

Here we come, 2010!

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Christmas 2007

My family celebrated Christmas yesterday (Sunday) because our boys and their gals needed to juggle between families. It was a nice, relaxing day… but the events leading up to it were not!!! My mother-in-law fell and broke her pelvis in 3 places on Friday night. She thought she was just bruised, and went to bed, but Saturday morning she couldn’t walk and was in extreme pain. We took her to the hospital where they X-rayed her. She will need to be in the hospital for 5-7 days at least, or until they can get her up and moving enough to get herself to the bathroom. She’s NOT very happy! So my father-in-law is fending for himself – something he is NOT good at. He came over yesterday as well to celebrate with us. He LOVED the afghan I knitted for him! We had a buffet-style meal, lots of snacks and finger foods so people could help themselves. The photo (left) is son Sean and my grandson Jacob (who will be 4 in May).

Jacob had SO much fun – and was so well behaved! We had lots of presents for our granddaughter-to-be, Samantha, who arrives on Feb. 15th (which is also my mother-in-law’s birthday). First baby girl in several generations in our family.

We met Loren’s girlfriend Margaret for the first time yesterday and quickly saw why she’s so special to him. What a lovely girl!!! This is not a good photo, but I wanted to include it.

I gave my daughter-in-law Kim a cute painted sweatshirt… keeping the sweatshirt unbuttoned lets her wear it – over the baby bump! It has the Eiffel Tower on it and on the left, a girl painting the tower on an easel.
Dean and I will open presents to each other Christmas morning, then go visit his mom in the hospital.
Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!