Monday, December 26, 2011

hope yall had a merry Christmas!

It was kinda relaxed this year and were not used to that. Ralph has 6 kids, so christmas used to be rather chaotic! But they are grown now with families of their own, and this is the first year we have felt the effects.,

We did the Christmas eve party at their Paw Paw's house. Then christmas day everyone did their own thing... ralph and I stayed in bed all day and watched sappy christmas movies. lol we did start our roast too late, so it wasn't done at supper time and we found a restaurant open and went out to eat!!

 Jess was in Alaska, Dallas didn't come home from Mobile with her family and Coleman had to work Christmas day down in Galvaston so he didn't come up with his wife. Travis' baby was in the hospital for 4 days leading up to christmas with bronchitis and they admitted his wife Christmas eve... how horrible is that??? but the whole family got to come home Christmas day.

We drove to Bucks house and delivered the quilts for their family. I had 1 for each member of the family so it was fun delivering them! (although she is much further along with the next one than we all thought so i need to make a baby quilt by February 20th!)

When brigette got home from the hospital i gave her her quilt. I didn't get a picture of it!!!! The weather has been horrible here rain and more rain (which we desperately need so im not complaining) but its horrible for picture taking!

Caty spent Christmas at her inlaws so she came up tonight to get hers from the store.... I did get a picture of it... i told her when it was sunny i was going to come over and take a better one! Honestly i snapped this while on the phone taking an order for a pizza... lol... we were super busy and they were standing there waiting for me to take the picture!


Ralph and I decided now that they are grown we need to start a new tradition with the grandbabies but were not sure what yet... i didn't like not seeing them on Christmas, I do like allowing the kids time to spend with their inlaws... but we need to do something with just us, the kids and the grandbabies.

So, i finished 13 of the 23 quilts i wanted to make this year. I have flimsies and backing for Travis, Jonathan, Jess, Dallas, Landon and Trevor... i just ran out of money for quilt batting! Im going to finish them over the next few weeks and deliver them. I have a ways to go on Adrianna, Lea, Faith and Harley... they will be done some time this spring and im going to go ahead and give them to them when im done.

Oh...since dallas didn't come up for christmas, i didn't rush to finish quilting hers, BUT im not going to see her till spring break... ralph and i REALLY need another quilt on our bed so i am going to finish this one for us, and make her something else. is that horrible?

But... heres the deal... what can i make everyone next year?? I really want to stick with at least one homemade gift!

I know i rambled.. i have missed posting and cant wait to fix my computer!!!

1 comment:

BaileyGirl5 said...

Wow! Great job on the quilts!! When I first found your blog you were totally new to quilting and were talking about making everyone in your family a quilt and I thought, "this girl is crazy!"

Well, you pulled it off and they are all beautiful. I'm sure they will be treasured heirlooms in the years to come.

Watching your progress has really inspired me.