Sunday, December 23, 2012

Slowdown Sunday

 With more than a few hours in the car to look forward to this holiday season, prepping some more Dear Jane applique blocks for handwork was high on my list.  Last night while we watched The Wizard of Oz as a family, I traced and cut freezer paper templates.  This morning there was just trimming and turning of edges to get them ready to sewing on the go.
First though, minor surgery was required on a stuffed dog who was loosing his inards.
The kids have been up to baking and decorating.  Anna made a Chritmas Cake.  We went over the spelling together, but she still managed to leave out the S while piping on the words.  Poor Anna, she is not the world's best speller.
Everyone also made and decorated a gingerbread house.  They used quite a variety of architectural styles as well as lots of frosting.  Today is our Christmas Eve.  It looked like we would be able to stay home for the actual day for the first time ever, but it was not meant to be.  Santa is quite understanding of course and is happy to visit tonight and relieve some of the congestion of Christmas Eve proper.
Kathy is hosting Slow Stitching Sunday again, be sure to go visit and check out other Sunday projects.  


Quilter Kathy said... have a lot of blocks ready to fun! I wish I had someone to do that job for me! LOL
I just LOVE the 'Chritmas' cake...such a cute photo!
Safe travels and Merry Christmas!

Deb A said...

Love all your prep. Anna's cake is wonderful, 'Chritmas' and all.
Safe travels and a wonderful holiday season to you and yours.

Terri said...

Love the cake - did she do all the trees, too?
Watch out for the weather - there's lots of storms around the country now. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Lynne said...

Lovely holiday fun, even with a vagrant s!

Our Christmas Eve is Friday 28th because SIL has to work both 24th and 25th. The only day we could get everyone together to celebrate is 29th, On 25th we are going to give the grand-boys their present from their other grandparents and aunties, and we'll have brunch before SIL goes off to do the afternoon shift!

I wish you all a happy Christmas and a safe journey.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a really cute and creative Chritmas cake Anna made! That's way better than I could do :*) Safe travels and have a wonderful Christmas to you & yours!

Amy said...

Amazing fun holiday memories to look back on someday! :)

Kate said...

Fun gingerbread houses! Enjoy your holiday season.

Andee said...

Anna's cake looks good! It will make a good story for years to come...hope it was delicious too!