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!