Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year and Christmas was AMAZING

Aside from the bus ride, Chritmas was so much fun and I felt so loved and spoiled. Probably the most unusual thing that I got was a beautiful hot pink cuckoo clock. It sounds horrendous...A cross between a horse neighing and a sick crow but oh so beautiful. Seeing the kids was the best part. Big and little...(my children and grandchildren.) I made the most awesomest (I know, I know, it really isnt a word but it fits ok?) prime rib! You coat it in spicy mustard, salt and pepper and rosemary then roll it in rock salt. When it is done you break the salt shell with a hammer. It is yummy.
Here is Liv tracking Santa on the computer keeping me company while I cook.
Daniel and I celebrating in our Santa hats!
Liv and I getting ready to down some sparkling cider! I did get all the projects done with lots of hard work. I literally sewed until a half an hour before I left for Washington! The kids got their quilts.
I made Stacie a new purse.
And these cute Dresden plate quilt hangings that I saw in a BHG magazine..These make up really fast and are super cute.
As you can see by the banner at the top, Taylor and I went sledding when I got back. it was so much fun. I have the skinned knees to prove it. We are planning on sewing tonight and going sledding tomorrow! WOOHOO! Little Miss Tayloree got a sewing machine for Christmas from her Mom. We both are thrilled! Happy New Years all...oxxoxoxoxoxoxomelinda

16 comments:

Jenxo said...

oh Melinda so glad you had a great Christmas an all the best for the new year..... your photos of your quilts and cushions are just gorgeous and love the happy snaps at the top.... xx

Laurie said...

What a perfect Christmas Melinda, and to spend it with your family is truly a blessing isn't it!? I love the quilts, the purse, and the dresdin plate quilts are adorable! Have a wonderful new year my friend!

Jane Galley said...

What a great idea for those dresden plates, they're wonderful with the photos
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Jo said...

Happy New Year Melinda! your projects look lovely, i really like those Dresden plate wall hangings! And the sledding looks fab!!!

Maria said...

You did have the best Christmas ever Melinda..
What beautiful gifts you made for the family..
Must be funny when your cockoo sounds..LOL
Love the header photos and how good is it that Taylor got a sewing machine.
Wishing you the best year ever for 2013

roc said...

your sewing projects are so beautiful. i LOVE those blocks with the family photos. wow - incredible work!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a perfect Christmas and I love your new header. Those Dresden's are awesome!

gin said...

I had fun reading your post . The quilt presents are beautiful. So is your new blog picture banner . Wishing you a happy new year that is as great as your Christmas .

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Happy New Year to you too, Melinda! Love the snow pictures in the header!

Laurie said...

Happy new year Melinda! I'm so happy you had such fun during your holidays!

Jody said...

Happy New Year--your Christmas looks like you had fun!!

Jenny said...

Oh hooray, hooray!

I'm so glad your year ended happy!

Sending you hugs and wishes that 2013 continues to be shiny and bright for you!

Shabby and Frills said...

Your Quilts are Fabulous sooo unique
I am so happy you had a great Christmas.

susan

Quiltingranny said...

Do a tutorial on the Dresden plates and you have been to quiet lately! Update us!

Little Messy Missy said...

Miss you...where are you??? I drove by your house today??? I can't seem to reach you by text or cell. i hope you are okay. xoxoxoxxo

Kerry said...

Been thinking about you lots recently.
We miss "seeing" you around Blogland.

Sending you huge hugs
Kerry