Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Skipping Christmas

I promised to “be back soon” with the final reveal of the wedding quilt, but it felt weird skipping Christmas without a mention. The “kids” were “home” for the holiday, so we had lots of family time together.

William spent three months in Russia this fall, studying at the Moscow Arts Theatre. It was the trip of a lifetime, but he was happy to get back to his girlfriend and American food. He made Anna her first Christmas stocking.

At least someone is using my sewing machine.

James and Rachel brought along two additions to their family, our grand kitties, Gandalf and Carrot.

We intentionally kept the décor simple to minimize kitty mischief. Hanging a couple red and green quilts made the house look festive.

We even managed to host a party for 25 friends. It’s an annual gathering that I usually have to miss when it's held at someone else’s home. But with the kids here to help and everyone bringing an appetizer or dessert, all went smoothly and we had a great time.

I hope this holiday season sets the tone for 2012 and that the coming year will offer plenty of opportunities for fellowship with family and friends. Happy New Year!


  1. Sounds like a perfectly wonderful holiday season. I love the idea of hosting a party where all the guests help provide the bounty - keeps everyone involved and cuts the stress for the hostess exponentially!
    Happy New Year!

  2. oh Persnickety, it's good to see you posting and i'm so pleased that your holidays were filled with family love, laughter and good food~!
    speaking of food . . . those two kitties look well fed and happy too~!


  3. your place looks fabulous - wonderful quilts. so glad you got to visit with folks and have a great time. ooooh, Moscow - very cool (and cold). beautiful family inc kitties!

  4. That's an old picture of Gandalf on the kitchen/family room divider, isn't it? He looks tiny!

  5. What a treat to have your family and friends to celebrate with you at your house. I'm glad your machine is getting some use too.

  6. I was referred to your blog by "Inspired by Antique Quilts" and I must say, your blog is wonderful and very inspirational. I applaud you, the wonderful you, blessed with a wonderful family and good friends.....Blessings,

    Just another quilter in Colorado, Jessica