Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas At The Chisholms

Welcome!  The Chisholms are ready for the holidays now.  The decorations are up.  We have a beautiful tree.  Goodies are being put together, and packages prepared for friends.  Even though it didn't feel like I was on top of our family and friends preparations, I guess I have been stockpiling and preparing all along.  After the last order was sent out on Friday, everything came together pretty quick around here. 

This arrived in the mail on Thursday.  It's my Turning 20 quilt all quilted up!  Originally, I just wanted the stipple effect, but Margaret at Q4 has been honing her skills and wanted to try some feather and swirls (I think).  I gave her carte blanche and said go with it!  I plan to bind it as soon as I can!  However, my daughter absconded the unfinished quilt nearly immediately and snuggled under it all night.  After she went to bed, I folded it right up and put it away. 

See how pretty my foyer scape is?  It's all about Gai and the tablerunner and other treats she sent when we participated in a Christmas in July swap this summer.  She embroidered and quilted a tablerunner, and she embroidered the sweet little doorhanger you see on the closet handle.  Perfect! 

Look a little closer, and you can see my brothers and me one Christmas way back in the 1970s! 

Today I'm off with my visiting father for a little shopping and drop-ins at friends.  Then more squirreling away in the studio still putting together my gifts for husband and children, which I think are coming along well.  I'm hoping for a little downtime over the weekend to catch up on the 1000+ blog posts on my Reader to see what I have missed these busy weeks. 

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy Holiday! 


Lyn said...

Merry Christmas to you too!
Your home looks ready for the festive season.

Doris said...

Isn't it wonderful when it all comes together?! I just got my quilt back from Margaret this week as well... she does a great job!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Happy Holidays!

greetingarts said...

Merry Christmas, Michele! Your halls are all decked and you're ready for the celebrating. Have a wonderful time with your family.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Have a wonderful Holiday! Hugs, Jane

Chris Worthy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I am so glad to know you!

Libby Buttons said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh! LoVe that QuILt!
LiBBy BuTTons