Because he likes to "ho, ho, ho" of course!! *rimshot*
Santa is a glutton for punishment. But aren't you enjoying the heck out of my kid's Christmas jokes?!? Happy to share the love. :)
Quick Baby June update. Kim took her in this morning for a re-check. After a bit of a scare yesterday afternoon, this morning the doctor said her breathing sounded much easier, and he felt like the worst of the RSV was behind her. That's *so* good, because when I held her yesterday afternoon and she'd cough, it about broke my heart. The doctor did note that on top of everything else, June's picked up an ear infection, so she's being treated for that. Her daddy is battling the flu-bug, so they're working hard to keep him disinfected, masked and quarantined. Again, I have to thank you for your sweet prayers and well-wishes. Y'all are so dear and I appreciate you more than you can know!
I had lunch with the ladies SS class after church today -- and from there I had to stop at the grocery store. Needless to say, when I got home, it was time for coffee with Todd (which is a favorite) and I never did pull out any hand stitch work. So, in lieu of actual work, I thought I'd share a blog with you . . .
Q is for Quilter. Are you familiar with it? She (Martha) shares all kinds of vintage patterns -- little girl's dresses, quilts, and transfers. Her blog is a wonderful, wonderful resource for stitchers and quilters, alike. Right now she's doing a series of posts called Countdown to Christmas. Such fun!
And if you're looking for something "Christmassy" still to stitch on, check out THIS post, which has a sampling of vintage Christmas stitcheries including this darling mailbox:
Or THIS post, which has a different sampling of Christmas stitcheries, including this sweet stocking:
Aren't they fun? I particularly like the funky lines on the stocking. Between the two posts, she's got over 15 different transfers. If you're looking for a BIG Christmas project (like one you start now and *maybe* finish in time for next Christmas), check out her Santa's Follow-the-Colors embroidered quilt top, shown in its entirety HERE and shown with the individual blocks for transfer blocks HERE. But really her whole blog is a treasure trove, so check it out. And be sure to check out Kathy's Quilts: Slow Stitching Sunday and see who's working on what!
I stumbled across this sweet little image on Pinterest the other day . . .
Isn't it darling? As Sawyer and I rode through the camp yesterday (which is fodder for another post, to be sure), I made a mental note of all the 'natural' components I had on hand to make one up for myself.. I think, perhaps, it will be on my to-do list. The to-do list I make up *after* Christmas. I still have presents to finish up to get in the MAIL! Aye-yi-yi! Someone (namely me) needs to get BUSY! Please tell me I'm not alone ... someone else out there still has something they're busting to finish in time, right?!?