Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Merry Christmas to all...

I still wake on Christmas morning with some of that sense of wonder I had as a child.  That moment when you realize...its Christmas!  It's magical!
We hosted our traditional Christmas Eve party last night with wonderful family and friends, many old and some new.  It all began almost 30 years ago.  We had moved back to the West Coast from Winnipeg. We had a 5 month old baby and decided to have 2 couples over for the evening.  From there it has grown, friends have come and gone, children have been added and have grown up and now show up with boyfriends and girlfriends or spouses.  Our kids have invited their friends over the years.

Everybody brings a contribution of food but we also have some dishes that we've made every year...our maple appetizer meatballs are always a hit.

This morning we will have brunch with our 4 kids, 3 spouses and 2 grandbabies.  Then open gifts and maybe play a game or two before everyone goes on to their next family gathering.  I am so excited, especially for one gift I made for one of my daughters-in-law.  It was her request months ago but I hope she'll still be surprised.
This is one of my sister's designs from Country Quilts, Santa in the Photo Booth.  It's been a hit at all the Quilt Markets we've attended.

And so, wishing all a Joyeux Noel and a blessed Christmas Day!


Cheryl said...

Love, love, LOVE that pattern!!! What a talented sister you have. Hope Roxie likes it!

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