Ahh the Christmas holiday, full of family, food and mostly fun. I am finding out that as I get older I like CONSISTANCY, ROUTINE and a lot less CHAOS. Don't get me wrong, I love watching the little kids faces on Christmas morning, the excitement of watching them open their presents and the whole magic of the holiday. I just want it to last for only 2 days and not 2 weeks!
My husband and I come from large families. It is very typical for a Christmas Eve to have about 40+ people and they are all family, no friends. It is controlled chaos with lots of hugs and kisses and good food. I think this year's most interesting present was a disco ball, complete with colored lights.
Dylan and Mary gave this to us for Christmas, I am thrilled. We lose power a lot so now we can make coffee. We had to read the directions because we grew up with Mr Coffee.
|Nancy opening a present|
OK now to the story of the 32 quilts......my mother in law, Nancy came to stay with us for a few days. Her daughter Ellen also spent the night. Nancy was tired and went to bed early while Ellen and I stayed up to visit a little longer.
The next morning Ellen and I got up to go to a Zumba class when it hit me. I store all my quilts on the guest bed and cover them up with a quilt from Pottery Barn. This way they lie flat, they don't get exposed to the sun to fade, a perfect storage spot, except that I forgot to take them off the bed.
Yes my mother in law slept on top of all the quilts! She said it was a little warm.......I am still scratching my head!
So as the year ends I will not make any resolutions. I feel like a resolution is a set up for failure. Instead I want to make some goals, it just sounds more positive. Maybe I am just fooling myself? What goals or resolutions are you making? I think I need some sewing goals but I also need some house goals, painting, cleaning and organizing etc. I tend to let my house go when I am in the midst of a sewing project and it bugs me. I am the product of a mother that had floors you could eat off of...not that I want to aspire to that but at least clean enough to not have it nag at me.
Happy New Year to all my quilting friends! Happy birthday to my grandson Griffin, who turns 8 today!!!