It's Christmas Day!! How did this happen? Where did the year go? OK - we won't go there! It's been an extraordinary year!
Here's a family photo to share with you. And why do those dogs outshine the people?
|Merry Christmas from Lexi, ME, M, Bear, and Murphy|
Yes - a family member is missing, but he'd never opt to be in the photo. We'll just pretend that he's taking the picture - NOT!
At first sight, this looks like a normal photo. But notice that I'm holding onto Murphy, so she doesn't bolt to grab the cookie that has her attention. Bear had to be photoshopped because, well - it's hard to get two people and three dogs to all look at the camera at the same time. But he looks normal.
Let's say that M and I are NOT smiling for the camera. No - we're in hysterics at the photos as someone did NOT want their picture to be taken.
|Lexi is MAD|
|Where are the lights? Where are the cameras?|
Why did we do this? It was for you, but not just you! And trust me - it was a LOT of work to get all those quilts downstairs. We had to move a LOT of furniture in the living room to make it happen. And those quilts basically stretch from one wall to the other. We had to do the photoshoot on the main floor because Lexi would NEVER go upstairs. So instead of carrying her upstairs, I tossed all the quilts over the railing. Then I had to fold them all. Let's say that it was quite a task!
Speaking of carrying, I had to carry Lexi to the photoshoot - she doesn't like anything out of the ordinary! Oh no - NOTHING can change.
I must grab one of the other photos with her MAD face. It's hilarious. And Bear? He's asking - where are the cameras? I'm waiting!!
|Wall to wall quilts|
Can you guess how many quilts there are?? Way too many for one person to be sure. I'm going to actively start selling them. Not all of them, but as many as I can. So that's partly another reason we had the photo shoot and more on that in the new year. But let's just say that M and I, the girls and the boy, had a great time setting it up. Now I have to slowly tear it down and put everything away.
|TWENTY tubs of quilt tops|
|A winter wonderland|
|My Christmas cards|
|More Christmas cards|
Don't forget that it's our mini Zoom Christmas cheer this afternoon. The Zoom session runs from 1 PM - 3 PM EST. Here's the link. You can just pop in to wish a Merry Christmas, or you can stop by and sew for a bit. I'll dig out some handwork that needs to be done. And while I'm Zooming, I'm going to try out my Christmas present to myself. You have to wait until tomorrow to see, but I'm pretty excited about it.
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We went out last night, and I'll share what we did tomorrow. We followed pandemic protocols, so don't think we were getting out of line here!
But we decided that Christmas should be about PRESENCE, not PRESENTS. We spent the day doing things together as a family - well, DH did not participate in the photoshoot, but that was his loss. I did NOT buy a single present, and M didn't either. DH just had to be the rebel in the scheme of things.
Today, we'll take it easy, and I have nothing on the schedule. OH - we're going to rent a movie and watch that since we can't go to the theatre!
We're a small but mighty group!
On that note, I'm out of here!!! I hope to see you later today, even for a quick HELLO.
Have a great Christmas Day!!!