Well it's December the 23rd and as of 11 am this morning I am completely ready for Christmas. And considering it's been "in the works" for over three months now, I would certainly hope so, lol. I wrapped the last of the Christmas gifts I had to wrap this morning, and finished up the fabric tree I decided to give to my cleaning woman who is as busy as a bee as I type this. I've ended up making 7 of those trees this year and honestly I could just keep making them. I find it wonderfully relaxing and therapeutic for some reason, and I can keep my hands busy while watching TV, or talking on the phone too, so it works really well. I also got Capri's outfit made, and Vinny's pj's done, and so it is officially time to COMPLETELY relax until after the first of the year. I put the sewing machine to bed under it's cover, and cleared my work table of EVERYTHING, and here I sit. It's been raining since about noon yesterday, pretty much non stop, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I'd love to do some baking, but honestly I am going to refrain. I have proven over and over again I simply have no discipline. Let me show you my final projects for 2016...
|HERE IS CAPRI'S OUTFIT. YOU MENTIONED CHERYL HOW YOU COULDN'T IMAGINE MAKING THIS SO QUICKLY, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS HERE I AM SURE YOU CAN SEE WHY. THE SKIRT HAS ONE SEAM AND THEN A HEM AND A WAIST BAND. AND THE TOP IS ALMOST AS QUICK. SOO SIMPLE|
|JUST A LITTLE CLOSER LOOK AT THE SLEEVES. IT LOOKS LIKE LACE, BUT IT'S JUST A KNIT. THESE FABRICS WERE NO WHERE NEAR EACH OTHER AT THE STORE EITHER, BUT THEY MATCHED PRETTY GOOD I THOUGHT|
|AND VINNY'S PJ'S....THESE TOO ARE SOOO SIMPLE. BARELY ANY SEAMS. QUICK AND NON THINKING. JUST THE TYPE I ENJOY MOST OF THE TIME|
|CLOSER LOOK AT "MONSTER" FABRIC. IT'S WONDERFULLY SOFT|
Hubby is off tomorrow, and through next Monday so we have a nice 4 day week-end coming up with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day right in the middle of it. I am soo looking forward to it. We are going to travel down to San Diego and stay overnight down there so we can spend more time with my youngest son and his family and hit both his Christmas Eve and his Christmas Day services with his church. We miss the church members down there, and seeing my son and family every week like we used to, so this will be extra nice. After lunch on Christmas Day we will head out to Upland to spend the rest of the day and evening with my oldest son and his family, and my middle son and his wife. All of it is wonderfully relaxing for us as we are simply guests and usually get waited on hand and foot. We handed the baton so to speak to our kids about 3 years ago for them to carry on hosting the holiday gatherings, and honestly it was one of our smarter decisions, lol. Soo much easier for everyone. Easier for them not to have to hurry around with all their kids and make their way over here, and easier for us to just pop over and enjoy. I do wish we would ALL be together, but we did do that the sat after Thanksgiving, and it is what it is. It's just hard when there are soo many of us, and their are in-law times to consider too. Melody is only in California every other year for Christmas, so we will just have to ALL be together every other year.
I do have some plans with various different grand kids coming up for sleep overs etc. during Christmas break, and I am looking forward to all of that too. I have already been reflecting on this last year (I usually do that AFTER Christmas, lol) and I have as always sooo much to be thankful for. But right at the top of my list I am thankful for that baby that was born over 2000 years ago in Bethlehem. We celebrate HIM on Christmas and all He has given to us. Wishing all of you, my dear blogging friends, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! Debbie
As always just some more fun pics...
|LUKE AT HIS PRE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTY....HIS FACE SAYS IT ALL|
|MEL AND LUKE. HE IS JUST THE SWEETEST THING. HOW I LOVE HIM!|
|SAM THIS MORNING BEFORE LEAVING FOR HIS PRE-K CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT SCHOOL. HE WAS SOO EXCITED.|
|JD AND VINNY BRINGING HOME A LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE FOR THEIR ROOM|