How did a whole week get away from me? It's not as if I have been swirling around in a rush of holiday parties and frivolities. Our Christmas was a quiet one this year. Santa filled stockings for Hubby, Harper and me, too. Lots of fun goodies can be found in the toe of a stocking. Harper has checked hers each morning since Christmas to see if any more treats might be coming her way.
The Princess called us mid-morning on Christmas and we fired up the web cam. It's amazing how technology really can let you be right in the room. It was fun to watch her open gifts - just like when she was little . . . although receiving new socks is no longer the disappointment it once was. We had a quiet dinner at home, sparkling lights on the tree providing ambiance.
Hubby took vacation days all last week and this week, too. It's fun to wake each morning, leisurely drink coffee and look through the paper together. He has worked hard finishing up the bathroom (remember when we put in new floor in November? still needed paint and the vanity and sink installed.) We went to the movies one afternoon - Juno is enjoyable. We recommend it. And have generally been hanging out - playing games, watch t.v., and cracking each other up - we may never grow up, and I'm glad.
I have started my Four Seasons Swap piece. I know I said I wasn't going to share progress, but the recipient doesn't know who she is - and there has been precious little going on in the way of quilting for me to share otherwise. Once the embroidery is done, I plan to add some wool applique and maybe a little wool needle felting as embellishment before I baste the backing and quilt.
Because I have been having so much fun goofing off with Hubby, I am terribly behind in blog reading. Please bear with me as I catch up with all of you . . . I may not leave a comment at each stop, but I will surely read every word.
As we say good bye to the old year and ring in the new, I want to say that the kindness, inspiration and above all friendship that I have found with you, my blogging friends, has made 2007 a special year. Looking forward to lots more in '08. Happy New Year!
The challenge of a challenge
14 hours ago