Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas day.  Now that my kids are teenagers we have to wake them up on Christmas morning.  It is a change from the 6.00am starts that we used to have.  I think the girls were still quite excited.  Flora said she woke up at 3.00am and had a feel of her full Christmas stocking and then went back to sleep.  Once Arabella had opened up her gifts she plugged herself into the new gadget and was fairly silent for the rest of the day.  There is a 'no screens at the table' rule in our house so the Christmas lunch was chatty and funny, especially the charades game from the Christmas crackers. 
I have been meaning to add to our blog for weeks and I have never managed to get round to it.  I have made a block for the charity quilt which I'll send to Jennifer with her new January block.  I do feel a certain sense of relief now that Christmas Day has passed.  Like everyone else, I have had a head full of presents, recipes, stocking fillers, and wrapping.  Now that has all been done I feel much better.  We are going to Scotland tomorrow to spend New Year with family and once we get back I am looking forward to another great quilting year.
Happy New Year to you all,


  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! My 10 year old woke up at 3 AM and couldn't go back to sleep-too excited! I was able to get him to lay back down until 7:30AM then he woke up his 8 year old sister and 5 year old brother and the craziness of the day ensued! Kids, parents and grandparents had a wonderful, relaxing day! Unfortunately my sewing machine had a catastrophic breakdown-the solid metal piece that holds the needle in place actually broke in two! AHHH....meeting with the Viking salesperson in town to find out how long it will take and how much it is going to cost to repair. Thankfully I do have my more basic machine-just going to miss the bells whistles! I am so so glad I was able to finish up all my Christmas sewing before it happened!!! I am really looking forward to a new year of this group!

  2. Linsay, this is such a pretty block. I have it now with the others that have been sent. Thank you!