Sunday, December 22, 2013

A slow 'take it easy' day .....

I think today is going to be a slow and easy day around here. Presents are not wrapped, cards are not sent but... I think I have purchased everything I need except for food. I had a quick run to a Walgreens yesterday while at work to grab some water bottles for the work fridge and got the last few things for the kids. Guess I will have to brave the grocery store at some point today to get some food into the house. Never good when your frozen veggies are down to cauliflower and brussel sprouts and the kids don't like either of them! Christmas day will be just lots of snacks and appetizers at our house this year. Nice and easy. I'm thinking grape jelly and chili sauce meatballs, fried ravioli, salami roll ups, a cheese ball, veggie platter and maybe an artichoke dip or crab cakes. Maybe some shrimp will find a way to the house too. Prime Rib for New Years.... I can't wait. =)

Emily came down with a high fever on Thursday and was home the last two days of school. She curled up on the couch on Friday afternoon and took a 2 hour nap! I guess it was 'cozy'.

Daddy was taking the kids to Grandma's yesterday and made it about 12 minutes of the 45 minute ride before Aidan threw up. They turned around and got him home with a fever and whatever Emmy had on Thursday/Friday. He seems better today and is watching Finding Nemo in the living room. Emily is watching Tom and Jerry in the play room. Daddy is in our room napping... after he said he is starting to feel off. I had a little lay down earlier today but some Advil seems to be working just fine for me right now.


I put the last hand quilting stitches into the apple quilt on Friday night. I just need to trim it up and add the binding. I should be able to do that at some point today so I can work on the binding tonight. A few stitches need to be taken to fix a couple of the apples where the applique stitches are coming up - must not have done a good knot on the end. =(. It has been so fun working on this I am going to be so sad to have it end. It is so relaxing to take a few stitches here and there and just slow down and think during the day. Good thing I have one waiting in the wings all ready to start!
Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see some other great hand stitching projects.

10 comments:

  1. Deb, This is my first visit to the meme and I am so happy to be here. I know I will learn lots from all of you. I adore your apple quilt and how perfect it looks here at Christmas. Now that all of my presents are made I will go back to working on my quilt and I cannot wait. Merry Christmas to you and your family. genie

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  2. I hope the Advil continues to work for you today. I am the one under the weather at my house and I still have a ton of cooking to do for Christmas Eve dinner.

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  3. Sorry to hear about everyone being under the weather, but hopefully they will be feeling better by the time the big day rolls around. Lovely apples! The swirlies in the border are super cute.

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  4. Sounds like you need to relax and do some slow stitching after tending to sick kids. Your Christmas snacking sounds delicious and the Apples turned out so cute.

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  5. YOU SAID : " just lots of snacks and appetizers at our house this year. Nice and easy. I'm thinking grape jelly and chili sauce meatballs, fried ravioli, salami roll ups, a cheese ball, veggie platter and maybe an artichoke dip or crab cakes. Maybe some shrimp will find a way to the house too"

    LOL "JUST" ? :) now I am craving every single thing on your list :)

    Merry Christmas :)

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  6. Oh my, not good that everyone's falling victim to that bug. Hopefully you all will be feeling better by Tuesday!

    I hope so, because given your menu (for Christmas and for New Years), I will be leaving tomorrow morning to join you! ha!

    Your little apple quilt is adorable ... I'm confident that you'll have something new an equally cute to work on.

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  7. I love your apple quilt!! So sorry that you've had to deal with illness - never a good time for it, but especially during the holidays. I hope everyone is feeling better soon!

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  8. Praying that everyone is feeling better. Nothing worse than being sick at Christmas. :(
    Kristie

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  9. Hope you stay well Deb.
    Congrats on finishing the quilting!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Stitching!

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  10. I'm sorry to hear that everyone is getting sick at your house. I hope you miss getting this bug.
    Love the apple quilt.
    Merry Christmas : )

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