Monday, December 26, 2022

Not Much on the Stitching Front

Happy 2nd day of Christmas. That's the way My Guy greeted me this morning.  My family does our big celebration on Christmas Eve, that allows all of us married people the opportunity to spend Christmas day with the our in-law side of the family. There's a longer story to why it works that way, but we'll leave that for another time.  We don't do a big celebration with My Guy's family since his mother passed, so we just pretty much just vegged out on Christmas Day. It was nice. I actually had the time and inclination to pull out my handwork and take a few stitches. 

I've finished the upper part of the second wing and just need to finish the outline stitching before I move the hoop so I can finish the lower wing.  So not bad progress for just a bit of handwork.  That's all I have on the stitching front as there hasn't been the opportunity to get back into the sewing room.

I don't have many photos to show off from the holiday. I always forget to get pictures as we get so busy with the gift giving.  I did capture one of my brother's cat, Buddy, who wandered into the aftermath trying to settle into his normal sleeping spot.  

Unfortunately we hadn't gotten all the discarded wrapping paper picked up and he finally just plopped down into the middle of the crinkly stuff.  Later he moved to the back of the couch and pretty much passed out while we were cleaning up. 

Grad Girl has been enjoying one of the video games she got for Christmas, while in bed and watching TV.  The ultimate relaxation after finals.  Queenie hasn't moved to far from her side. She made the trip OK, but didn't really like sharing the holiday with another cat.  Buddy was smart enough to just give her a wide berth. They did fine as long as they weren't in the same room. 

I'm hoping to get back to the sewing room tomorrow. Once I've made a first pass at laundry.  Hopefully I'll have more to post about the first Monday of 2023.  

Linking up with Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for the Monday Design Wall linky party. 


Sara said...

I'm glad you had some family time. Sharing time with both sides of the family can get complicated. I have no family (other than cousins far away) so it wasn't too hard to plan holidays most years - until our own kids got married. Now we plan around their in-laws too. Plus the girls both work in health care, so they often have to work on holidays. Our oldest worked Christmas Eve and was on call Christmas Day. Both families will come on Friday to celebrate our Christmas over this weekend. I'm ok with that, as long as we can all be together.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad you had time both for extended family and just the three of you this Christmas, Kate. That's the best! I wondered if Grad Girl's kitty was coming along for the holiday break, too. Have fun with the two of them!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

So glad Grad Girl is home and ya'll are enjoying some family time and relaxing. Your butterfly block is looking great. Have a very lovely week.

AnnieO said...

Family time is #1 for holidays, we are lucky to have our kids close by, and my parents and a couple of siblings! Hope lots of stitching time happens through the end of the year.