Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Here we are just 2 days from Christmas - are you ready??  It's a good thing it finally arrives, so we stop shopping - right?   So, let's get on with it - it's time to be done with all the work & enjoy the celebrations!

What are your plans?

We are having Christmas Eve with a large part of the family here at the farm, then going to our youngest son's to celebrate there. I'm thinking that Kentucky will be warmer than Iowa next week. We'll be at their lake house on the Cumberland, so it'll be a laid back relaxed atmosphere & we're ready for some relaxation!

Wishing everyone a joyous Christmas & all the best in the New Year 2012. As Ellen says, always remember to be kind to one another.   I really do believe the world can use alot more kindness these days & it begins with each one of us.   But then, too, I believe that quilters are the kindest people in the world!
Have a good one!
And thank you for your business and friendship
this past year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Winter Wonderland Overnight!

Christmas at the Farm
Yes, we got our first dumping of snow making it an Iowa Winter Wonderland here; but the best news is that it was less than 5" so it's just perfect for this time of year.  Temperatures are cold enough to keep it snow & not slush - for now anyway.

So if you live where you see no snow by Christmas, you can enjoy these pictures of the farm to get you in the mood.  Lights & trees are going up all over town & country in anticipation of the holidays right around the corner now.

I surprised myself & finished decorating the house early this year; feels great to have some extra energy for those things. 

What about you?  How's your decorating going??

 The Christmas caramels
are wrapped & ready;
but there's lots more baking to do. 

Of course, we have to have kringla & lefse
 at this Danish celebration.

Windham Sampler blocks

Quiltingly, I've been working on the blocks for a new 
Windham Sampler & just now finished them. 

Love the browns & tealy blues with the black. 
What do you think?

Guess I'd better get back to some gift wrapping & maybe more baking. 

 Have a great week
& enjoy some of those
open houses & concerts
 that make this time of year so special.

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