December 21, 2007


It's 7:09 p.m. on December 21. I just finished wrapping the last Christmas gift, I put all the paper and bows away, and I can finally see the top of my sewing table again!

I braved 2 hours of horrible traffic this afternoon to pick up my sewing machine, which has been in the shop for over 2 weeks. She's purring like she hasn't in years, and I am so relieved to be sewing again. It truly calms my soul to sit and sew. I hope to actually show some progress on my Blended Challenge Quilt come Monday morning!

Now that almost all the holiday prep is done, I can relax and look forward to the Big Day. We'll spend Christmas eve with my brother and his family, then have my in-laws to my house for Christmas dinner. There will be 15 for dinner this year - the biggest crowd ever - but everyone is pitching in and bringing something, so it should be a pretty easy meal. I'm making a Sirloin Tip Roast and Yorkshire Puddings, my husband's family's traditional holiday meal.

I hope everyone else is ready for Santa's visit!


  1. Wow - all done with the wrapping! Great work. I have had a horrible time with presents for my husband this year. Trying hard not to let it ruin my Christmas spirit but it will be so sad when he doesn't have anything on Christmas morning. We will have to celebrate on January 11 when his gifts arrive. Glad you got your machine back too.

  2. Glad your sewing machine is purring again. Mine would purr if I could get to it. I have been running errands for my mother for 3 days and am behind again. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful Christmas dinner. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

  3. Would it be too much if I paid for you to come to my house and wrap all my gifts? I haven't even started! Holy cow batman, I better get on it.
    Two hours of traffic for your machine? Ay-yi-yi! I'm nearly sorry I suggested you get it today. But at least now you have it and are sewing again. Merry Christmas, my friend. =)

  4. Big cheers to you for making it all come together for you.
    Very happy there's a sew day in the very near future. Hope there's something to share from it, too. Always love to see the work! :)

  5. Hey, good for you! Our dining room table is covered with gifts to wrap, paper, tape, scissors and ribbon. The end is in sight though! Not sure just what I will have to show for my progress on the Challenge quilt project on Monday. Unless Santa's elves pitch in.

  6. Good for you. Nope my sewing table is still coverd. Might have room tomorrow night to take some pictures of my challenge.