Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas to ALL

Gifts are ready
Our gifts are all wrapped and ready to open.  Now you may ask why they are up on the desk rather than under the Christmas tree.  Well, my faithful readers will remember that we recently adopted a rescue dachshund,

Sherlock (2)


Now don’t misunderstand me, he is sweet, loving, and the most destructive dog we have ever had.  We have lost clothes, pillows, dog beds, a wall, and have holes in two quilts.  So I decided our gifts looked really good UP on the desk this year.

from Kevin & AngeWe did not have to put these gifts, from our son, daughter in law, and grandson in Colorado, up because we have already opened them.  Our tradition has been to open sent gifts on Christmas Eve (and what we give each other on Christmas morning) but with gifts that are sent directly from the store there isn’t any wrapping so by opening the mailer package the gift is already there.  So we are enjoying the coffee while we anticipate our Christmas.  Rolling on the floor laughing

from Todd & JessThe same thing happened with the gift from our son, daughter in law and granddaughter in Maryland.  Can’t say I’m sorry cuz we have been enjoying little pieces of this wonderful candy.  I am trying to make sure there is still some for Christmas day but I’m not sure I will succeed.  Angel

design wall - CSAnd here is what I have accomplished toward Celtic Solstice.  I really have made more units than this but this is representational of my efforts: steps 1-3.  I have not yet started step 4: I plan that for Thursday.  I really got behind on step 1 but now I that I have received my new rulers I will be able to catch up on them also.

I have been knitting, as reported in my last post, and have even started a new, small, project that will be the last gift on my list.

And now, again, Merry Christmas to all!


Kate said...

Looks like you have a good start on having a merry Christmas.

CS is looking great.

Have a very happy holiday.


Mary said...

Our new rescue is perfect in every way except she goes ballistic whenever anyone other than us comes in the house. We are working a socializing her. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Bonnie said...

Oh, how I hear you on Sherlock. Raggs has been a disaster this Christmas. He got into the bottom ornaments when I first put the tree together. Bad dog. So then we barricaded the tree before we left the house. Then we quit doing that as we assumed the dogs (or really the dog) had learned not to get things. Except we came home and found he had started to unwrap a present. Bad dog, bad dog. Of course, if I had thought about it I would have barricaded the tree with the foot stools instead of a lap desk or two. Gee wilikers! Have a happy day and then get back to that sewing! And, I think the presents look great on top of the desk!

scraphappy said...

It is looking festive at your house. Enjoy your Christmas and good luck with the new dog.

Gretchen said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!