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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Party!!!

SewCalGal is hosting a virtual Christmas Party today, complete with pictures, prizes and a nifty little linky to take you to other blogs/sites to see more party fun!

Vince and I celebrate Christmas Eve with his family and Christmas Day on the phone/skype with my family.  We open gifts in the early morning and leave the paper on the floor for the kitties.  We often have a guest over the holiday season.  That's our kind of gift.

About me:  I've been quilting for only 4 or so years.  My first quilt was a heavy denim thing that quilted crooked and bunchy.  I swore I'd never make another quilt again.  Luckily, I have a neighbor who showed me the right way to quilt.  She gave me a book, a box of fabric and a cutting mat.  What could I do? 

Growing up, my family had a HUGE christmas. There were only six of us, but there were so many gifts, we often had to rearrange the room just to get to the tree so we could light it up. We also had heavy, overflowing stockings for each of us.  While I miss the fuss and excitement of that, I love the intimacy of our quiet little traditions here.


Your turn!  Write what you want to share in your blog and link it from SewCalGal's

13 comments:

Thearica said...

I wish we had snow like that at Christmas. :)

suemac said...

It was in the 70's here in Texas. No snow this Christmas.

Nanbon44 said...

Love seeing the tree all covered in snow, I do miss the freshness after a snowfall as in Florida we just do not have the white stuff, Christmas Day most times the kids show up in shorts.. this is when I miss the north

Quilter Kathy said...

Wonderful Christmas memories!
Love the snowy photo!
What a fun party - I didn't even have to get out of my PJ's to attend! LOL

Rebecca Grace said...

Wow... Your photo of the snow-blanketed evergreen tree in a wintry forest makes my heart ache for the Minnesota Christmases of my childhood. We didn't see a single snowflake all winter long in North Carolina last year. Thanks for sparking those memories, and Merry Christmas!

June D said...

Nice to meet you! I also have mixed feeling on small vs large celebrations. Just so there is some special time then I'm set! Beautiful tree...

Quilting Babcia said...

Your snowy tree reminds me of my childhood Christmases in upstate NY, and the years spent in other cold snowy places! Christmas is a quiet time for us, the kids are grown and live on the opposite coast and we all tend to like being in our own homes for Christmas.

Cornwoman said...

I really LOVE your snowy tree photo, and I do remember Christmases just like yours when I was a child. Thanks for sharing you Christmas Past.

Dana Gaffney said...

We used to leave the paper on the floor for the kitty too, it was part of the present for him. What a beautiful picture you put up, Nature at it's best. Thanks.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself! That is a real gift.

The photo of the tree took my breath away...absolutely beautiful.

Smiles,
Kelly

Missy Shay said...

That sounds like fun, my husband and I have a quiet Christmas like that also.

The Quilted Dog said...

Beautiful photo! I love the mountains in winter!

SewCalGal said...

What fun Christmas memories. My husband and I also celebrate Christmas like you guys do. While I don't always get to quilt, I also love it when Christmas is quiet enough that I can get a few hours of quilting in.

Thanks for coming to the Quilter's Christmas Party and sharing insights with us.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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