25 December, 2017

It's A Wrap!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

So, where has December flown to? Seriously. Yeah, I know, I say the same thing month after month but has someone tweaked the speed button this year? It seems as though the days are passing like lightning. If you think that's a stretch look at these babies above. They're growing up at supersonic speed! This month, in particular, has passed in the blink of an eye. It seems as though yesterday was Thanksgiving and I was beginning to decorate the house for Christmas, now the day is here! Come, stroll through the house with me in the quiet early morning before this day has zipped past.
"Sing, choirs of angels..." Joining my vintage white angel this year are the three on the right, I inherited these from my MIL. These angels are at least fifty years old. They now have formed an angel band on the buffet in our breakfast area to herald in this Christmas morning.
 Our tree stands guard in the space between our family room and kitchen. A few weeks back I baked gingerbread people, filling the space with their aromatic goodness.
Our family room is filled with many Santas, these are among a few I have made over the years.
This Santa quilt resides under glass in our coffee table, this is another "vintage" piece: circa 1992. I taught this Santa Star quilt class all those years ago at a local quilt shop, such happy memories this piece evokes.
This sleepy Santa rests on a chair next to our fireplace with a quilt of his own, it's been a long night!
A grouping of Jim Shore Santas joins the mix: three of these were likewise inherited in this past year, they've made themselves quite at home here.
"Santa's" basement workshop was a busy place in December. This Maple bed for our youngest grandchild will be delivered today. It features sixteen dovetailed drawers for storage.
That wasn't the only bed to come out of the workshop this year-- this triple bed for our oldest granddaughter 's American Girl dolls stopped in by my sewing space long enough to get outfitted with sheets and pillows before it made a trip to the Capital City yesterday! Hannes wonders where his bed is. 
Yep, just like that-- it's a wrap! Thanks for stopping by today. From our home to yours, I wish you special joy and abundant blessings on this holy day. Let us take time to reflect and remember why we celebrate today and carry true Christmas love in our hearts each and every day of the new year to come.
So, what's been going on this month at your house? 

Merry Christmas!
Life is GRAND!
Gregory (7), Mason (9), Lucy Ann (7), Lynnleigh (4)


Debbie Lou said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thank you for your delightful blog. Have a Blessed 2018.

Quiltdivajulie said...

We celebrated early with our older son and his family - SO much fun to watch Little Man learn about opening packages and tearing off the gift wrap only to find good things inside (notably new books to enjoy and his new crib quilts). Today we celebrate with our younger son as we dog-sit for this holiday week while her family visits family in SC. And that new bed - oh, my! DH studied that photo long and hard and kept commenting how perfect that would be for Little Man one day in the not horribly distant future. Your grands are indeed blessed to have you and Marc as grandparents! Hugs from afar and Merry Christmas to all of you as we begin the journey into a new year.

Shasta Matova said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your house is so beautifully decorated for the holiday. I especially like the picture of the gingerbread cookies in front of the tree.

Janet O. said...

I am tickled to see the photo evidence of how much your grandchildren enjoy each other.
Your home looks so cozy and inviting, and with all of those gingerbread men resting on the counter, I'll bet it smelled delicious!

cityquilter grace said...

wonderful decorations! this month big leaps in recovery, a quiet christmas, and fun sewing too!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Beautiful pictures = beautiful memories. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Wishes for all the blessings and graces of the coming New Year. "For unto us a child is born ....." Linda

Lindah said...

Your house is beautiful, but those g'children are gorgeous!
Blessed savorings of your Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!

Tanya said...

I can remember when Mason was born! Time really is hurrying by. Nice to see Hannes too!

Gail said...

Been awhile, haven't been following. My sister and I cared for my father who passed in 2015 from Alzheimers. We had a "hell year" he was in 9 different institutions in 9 months and it was the worst winter in Massachusetts. It's nice to be able to follow some favorite blogs. Love the pics of your grandkids. They have grown so much. Happy New Year from one New Hampshirite to another and a belated Merry Christmas.