Today is the day that we celebrate the birth of the Christ. It is a joyful day and also a day of remembrance of Christmas Eve's and Christmas Days gone by. I remember, vaguely, the Christmas' with my parents and grandparents and with more nostalgia the Christmas' with our four children. We were always financially struggling but oh how we tried to make those Christmas' good for the kids. Of course there was the Christmas my husband gave me the electric blanket (which I had said I didn't want) and in the night it started to flash at me, but we won't remember that, will we? Now our Christmas is much quieter, as it is just the two of us. We have made new traditions to take the place of the bustle of kids and we have come to enjoy the peace and quiet those Christmas' can bring. One of our newer traditions came when we had broken water pipes on Christmas Eve: we went out for Chinese on Christmas Day. Now we eat Chinese every few years, just for the fun of it. But this year we will be going to our daughter's house for Christmas dinner and gifts. We will enjoy her children and grandchild and then come home to the peace and quiet of our house.
This is one of two placemats I made last Christmas (Quiltmaker). I love them but we have never used them. I put them on the table but my husband prefers to eat on his lap in front of the TV so these placemats look just as good they did when they were new. At least they make the table festive.
I have been blogging now for three months and I want to thank everyone for the acceptance I have received. I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holiday.