It started snowing lightly early yesterday morning and continued most of the day. We couldn't have ordered a more picture-perfect Christmas day.
While preparing and cooking our Christmas dinner, I managed to squeeze in the last of the hand stitching of my new quilt design. And if everything goes as planned today, I'm hoping to add the final two borders later this afternoon which will complete the flimsy!
Bright and early this morning, while Ollie and Mr. Painted Quilt were out clearing the snow from our massive driveway...
I was baking shortbread cookies.
I'm sure the boys will appreciate some cookies and hot chocolate when they come in from the cold.
On Monday of this week, my sewing buddies and I met at A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop for lunch and our fabric gift exchange which was postponed from the week before because of the snowstorm.
After we got the eating part out of the way, we couldn't wait to open our gifts. We all know each other's tastes so well which made the shopping part easy.
I absolutely love my gifts. Thanks so much Gail, Debra, Rosie and Darlene!
A tradition in the Painted Quilt household starting on Boxing Day and continuing into New Year's week is to watch the World Junior hockey tournament which we're doing as I write this post.
And guess who's curled up by the fire keeping us company?
Yes, this is my most favorite time of the year!
Happy stitching and Happy Holidays!