Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tis the Season

We've had a little snow every day this week, so the view from my house is pretty much unchanged from the pictures I posted. It's been pretty cold too, in the teens and low 20s for the past few days. We have a winter storm moving in though, and are supposed to get 6 or 7 inches of snow tomorrow and Tuesday. I think the county is trying to save some money, because they sure have been slow getting the salt trucks and snow plows out. It's going to be a rough winter if that's the case. We have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, so we can usually get around if we need to. Normally, when the weather is bad, I just stay in. But this time of year, you just have to get out to get certain things done, so there's no choice!!

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes for my uncle. He is doing well. He was a little confused for a few days after the surgery, but I went to see him yesterday and he was his old self. He's already talked to a prosthetist about an artificial leg and will be going to rehab some time this week. He's a very determined gentleman, so I imagine he'll do better than any of us expect!!

I've been busy in the sewing room this week too.

I made the pieced back and binding for the quilt for my son, The Poet, and his fiancee who live in Florida.

And a pieced back and binding for the quilt I'm doing for my sister. Now I just have to sandwich them both and get quilting!!
I spent the hours sitting in the hospital knitting another scarf. This one is a gift for my friend. We went out to dinner last week and she loved the the brown and beige one I made that I was wearing. She wears a lot of black and white, so I decided to make her one for Christmas!!

I pieced this tablerunner for myself this morning. It's made from charm squares that I won in the Fall into Fall Giveaway, and I added a few green and red Christmas fabrics of my own. I also received the pattern as a prize, and there are two more table runner patterns included. I have enough charm squares left to do another one, so maybe I'll do one for my daughter in law if I have time.
I also finished my mini quilt for the December Swap Til You Drop. Can't post a picture of that just yet, but I will soon.

I'm not panicky yet ... but I'm ticking off a list of things I have to do before Christmas, and we're running out of time. We haven't done any decorating yet ... the tree isn't up. I have baking to do, although I'm scaling that back this year ... nobody needs the extra calories ... and I still have Christmas shopping to do and several gifts to finish. Oh yeah ...and Christmas cards!!!

I'm going to have to draft Honey into service I think!! This is going to be sort of a rough Christmas for him. His mom passed away on December 23, 2005, and his younger brother passed away December 26 last year ... then we lost his dad on Valentine's Day. I've been careful not to push the Christmas spirit on him ... but I need some help. He can be a Scrooge while he helps me if he needs to ... but I'll never get done without him!!

Have a great day.



Shari said...

Wow Terri you sure have been busy. Glad to hear your uncle is doing better. Christmas can be a little sad when we remember those who are no longer here to share it with us, but it is good to remember them and celebrate their lives. Remember Christmas is about people, not trees and decorations and food (although that is nice). Hugs

Shari said...

PS The table runner is certainly cheerful!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds as though you have your hands full at a very difficult time for your family.

With determination like your uncle appears to have, I am sure he will adjust to the situation beautifully. There is something to be said about that generation.