C day, minus one

Here we are.  Can you believe the year passed so fast?  Our shopping is done...been done.  Although Rob still has packages being delivered.  He jokes that he's trying to break Amazon Prime's two day shipping guarantee.  I worked Monday and have been off the rest of the week.  On Tuesday, we went to see the new Star Wars movie in 3D.  It was good.  But not good enough to keep me from waking from a short nap to all the characters screaming!  Still not sure what they were screaming about.  And, I'll never ask because then people would know that I fall asleep in movies.  That's our secret. 

Yesterday, Rob and I had lunch with his best friend and wife.  We gave them the sunflower quilt that I was piecing a few weeks ago.  They loved it!  We had margaritas on the patio of a restaurant overlooking the hill country.  The weather is beautiful here and we were sitting in the sun.  It was great!

You guys know who we are.  And, I love to tell stories about us.  This is our fun story for this year.  We have a neighbor who is in her late 80's.  Lovely lady.  We've been maintaining her front flower bed for several years.  It started as me sharing some extra plants.  And, now it's turned into creating a garden across the street that I can see from my sewing room window.  She loves purple and we made sure we planted lots of purple flowers that she can see from the kitchen window...which was a real feat since the flowerbed is just under that window...creativity at its best.  Anyway, there were no Christmas lights there this year.  So, we decorated a tomato cage as a tree and Rob took it across the street and put it in her yard, where she can see it from the kitchen window.  Simple and plain.  But such a heartfelt gesture of good will.  And, I'm sure she appreciates it. 

The weather here is so nice that I spent the morning yesterday in the yard.  Even in winter, the garden is delightful.  I referred to it as my second child yesterday.  And, true to my plan, something in bloom all year round.  
Now that all the work is done, I'm enjoying some relaxing hand quilting.  I hope you are also finding some relaxing work to do and that you aren't still out in the hustle and bustle, unless you're one of those people that enjoys the hustle and bustle and finds it relaxing.  Me?  I'd rather sit here and make this thread create a line that goes exactly where I want it to go.
Everybody have a very Merry Christmas, or whatever you do to celebrate the holiday.  I'll leave you with this picture.  Rob sneaked in just a minute ago while I was writing this post and put the hat on me.  The smile says it all. 
Happy Holidays from my family to yours.  May your holidays be peaceful.  That's the best anybody can hope for!
Rob's favorite line of the season: "I found my Christmas cheer.  It was right here on this liquor store shelf all along."  (from Mommy Loves Vodka)


Denise in PA said...

Merry Christmas to you all! I just love that photo!

Becky said...

Great photo!! Love you bunches!
Merry Christmas! Becky

Suzanne said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

Unknown said...

I'm a long time follower but this is my first time comment. I love your blog and would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and safe and prosperous New Year. Looking forward to your sewing and family adventures next year.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy New Year to you and your family. Thanks for sharing.

Kath said...

Have a wonderful time, I do so enjoy being part of your "internet family"!
And I have my motto for this year "I'd rather sit here and make this thread create a line that goes exactly where I want it to go." How lovely!