Monday, December 24, 2012

Sprint to the Finish

Somehow the last of the DD's quilt's are finished. Nothing like taking it to the last second to finish up. A broken sewing machine is not a good thing right at the holidays!! Ha Sew glad to have the fancy girl back.
Remember these fabric covered plates and kitchen towels from back in late summer? I made 6 in all.
Along with the marathon baking from last week or was it the week before? These were super quick gifts to put together using the cookie stash from the freezer, the candy containers from the pantry, and the gift closet that I have worked on all year. The last two will be delivered today while hubby is out and about. That crazy super hero thinks shopping on Christmas Eve is a blast. Men.......
The most important thing of all that will be under our tree this year are these blessing from God.

I still have a container of sugar cookies to frost and decorate, a few more gifts to wrap, floors to mop, and turkeys to brine but I see the end in sight!! Last night was family Sunday dinner which included SIL#1's Birthday celebration. Can we say way more food than we needed and sticky floors throughout the downstairs not to mention Christmas Birthdays can be a real struggle to pull off. When my Sister and her family showed up they THANKFULLY informed us they smelled natural gas around the front of the house!! Holy Cow. The gas company showed up at 10:00 PM last night to make the repairs. Nothing like the threat of the house blowing up to get the heart pumping.

I do believe hubby will be happy to allow me to take care of the gift wrapping next year. He has been overwhelmed by it all, staying focused on the task at hand has also been a problem. He is going full steam ahead right now knowing that it all MUST be done before 4:00 today when the gang will begin arriving for our Christmas Eve celebration with my Sister and her family followed up by a sleep over at our house. Of course Santa will come in the wee hours of the night when all of the big kids and grands are sound asleep. Having all of us under one roof sound asleep (most of us anyway) on Christmas Eve is the highlight of our year.

As the "Wonder Pets" say "What's it gonna take? Team work" We are both ready to hand it off to the second string team!! Ha

From our house to yours have a very Merry CHRISTmas.


  1. Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful time.
    Love from Mum

  2. Love the photo of the grands... They're just so beautiful!! :) Merry Christmas to you & yours!!! Hugs!!

  3. I just love the photo of the kiddies. That's what Christmas is all about.


  4. Look at these precious little guys!! Merry Christmas Debby to you and all yours!