Sunday, December 14, 2014

Merrie Winter

It is hard for me to believe that Christmas is nearly here. Honestly, I just got my decorations up this weekend. As a child, we always decorated a week before Christmas and took them down the day after. Decorating on Thanksgiving is just not going to happen here.  My shopping is done, and this week I will wrap the gifts.  I have two quilts to bind and a small gift I might make, so I am in good shape.

I hooked this little mat for my friend, Debi.  It is a pattern by Robin at Bird in the Hand Primitives.  I love all of her buy them as line drawings and they can be used in so many ways.

Yesterday we visited my sister at her assisted living residence.

Christopher made his first ever trip to visit Santa.

The Estes made their annual trip to Perimeter Mall to see Santa.

And had a booth for Can't Never Could at the Bedford Dasher.

Meanwhile, Blake, Buddy and Daisy enjoyed some lap time .

The simple things.
Handmade gifts.
Warm memories evoked by Christmas decorations.

Take care,


  1. Looks like the pups are all settled in for a long winter's nap. I love the Merrie Wynter!!


  2. What wonderful family pictures!!! Beautiful pic of you and sis.
    Merrie Wynter is too sweet. You will make someone very happy.
    Hugs :)