Christmas Hubbub

It’s almost Christmas, and it seems as if I’ve almost missed it this year. What adventures we’ve had the past few weeks.

Today is our 37th wedding anniversary – what were we thinking back in 1975? My mother must have been nuts trying to have a wedding and Christmas. All I remember was trying to get through my Organic Chemistry exam. Some things were easy though – I wore my sister’s wedding dress, and we were the exact same size so no worries there. I was taller, so wore flat shoes and it worked perfectly.

Now, back to Christmas 2012—have had back to back colds and still have a hacking cough which I hope will disappear by Christmas. Between being sick, babysitting that adorable little boy, and visiting my Mom two times in a little over a week, not much has been going on in my Christmas department. As of today, there are still a few projects to get done and have not read anyone else’s blog in weeks, so am hoping to catch up on that sometime today too.

Every year I make pillow cases from novelty fabric for all the children, acquired children’s spouses, and grandchildren. The fabrics have all been pulled and are in a stack. Hopefully, tomorrow will bring pictures of some great pillowcases.

I made a wonderful Christmas bib for Mother while I was at her house. For some reason, she had some Christmas fabric just sitting out beside her sewing machine, and I couldn’t help myself. Somehow that bib got packed into my suitcase, so now it has to be mailed back to her.

There are two new grandsons who need Christmas stockings – one of them absolutely has to be made today to get in the mail or he won’t have a stocking. I really need Katrina over at Sunshower Quilts to the rescue.

I made some mug rugs yesterday with my embroidery machine and hope to be able to have files for you machine embroiderers to download. But that has to wait until after the pillowcases and stocking go in the mail. I’ll do a separate post for that–but here’s a preview–they still need some topstitching around the edges.

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10 Replies to “Christmas Hubbub”

  1. Congratulations! I can’t imagine the stress your poor mother went through. A wedding is stressful enough without Christmas thrown in. The mug rugs look great. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Take a deep breath. It will all get done.

  2. Oh…so sorry you are not well…hope you get over the bug quickly.

    Congrats!!!! Not many people make it that far….my hats off to you.

    Hope you get all of your projects done.

    Merry christmas!!!

  3. Marjorie
    Sorry to hear about all of your illness and problems, but hopefully you can get that behind you in time to enjoy Christmas.
    Take care!

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary!! My daughter just got married, so I understand what your Mom must have gone through! I didn’t get very many handmade presents done this year, & am still behind on everything Christmas because of the wedding! To make matters even more complicated, she had a destination wedding 1000 miles away! But everything went beautifully, it was all worth it! Hope you are feeling better!!

  5. You have been one busy person! Congratulations on the wedding anniversary. (I often wonder what my mom was thinking during those years as well.) Hope you get over your illness soon. DH and I have both had it and are currently taking antibiotics. It is nasty stuff. Love the mug rugs. I need a few last minute, quicky presents.

  6. Love your little mug rugs. Sounds like you have been busy. I hope the week after Christmas provides you with some down time!

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