Our Christmas season was B-U-S-Y!
Just like everyone else I think.
We drove to GR to celebrate with my dad and sister on the 23rd.
That made for a long day.
Then on Christmas eve off to Jackson (an hour away) to celebrate with the entire Lincoln clan. Always an adventure.
My hubby is the eldest of 7 so there are always lots of people, kids, fun, laughter
and of course food and this time was no exception.
One of my favorite parts of the day was watching my hubby read to 2 of our great nieces.
I had an interesting conversation with my BIL.
He is the CEO of a fortune 500 company and recently was at a meeting and guess who walked in? George W. Bush!!
He got to spend an evening, well he and I think he said 12 other CEO's, with the president!
He said it was a very interesting evening and that he genuinely enjoyed president Bush.
I won't bore you with the details, but I enjoyed hearing all about it.
There was also other frivolity between my niece, daughter and SIL.
It snowed the whole day and night and my eldest daughter got into a car accident
on the way to where we were.
She was ok but her car had some damage.
They narrowly escaped a second hit with a semi truck.
Thankfully both she and her boyfriend were not injured, just shaken up!
Mama's arms came in handy for comforting her though.
Nice to know I've still got it!
We arrived home and put out the finishing touches before falling, exhausted, into bed.
I was so excited to share my gifts with you.
My hubby was so generous this year.
OK here goes!
I got a ton of thread from Connecting Threads.
I see that Amanda Jean uses and loves this thread so I thought, when it was on sale, I would try some. I usually use Master Piece by Superior but this is much less expensive, same weight
and same extra long staple Egyptian cotton.
I will let you know how it goes.
My DD1 and I happened to be online one night and she asked me what I wanted for Christmas.
I sent her a link to this
She got me the darker colored Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House!
(I bought the light ones)
Accuquilt had their dies an additional 15% off so I ordered the airplane one.
(Married to a pilot, how could I resist?)
The light was ordered to round out an Amazon order.
Then...WEE I got all these books that were on my wish list!
There was a HUGE surprise though, a Blue Ray player!
Although I don't have a TV in my sewing room to use it with just yet.
Hmmm do you think that could be next?
I almost forgot, I also got a new lamp.
I have this exact same lamp already but it flickers constantly and it drives me and hubby crazy!
So we decided to replace it.
I think I was one lucky girl this Christmas don't you?
We went to IKEA tonight to look at storage for my sewing room.
I think I found what I want to use but we need to measure the space to make sure it will fit.
OMG I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!
I still have some clearing out to do in the room but I am getting so much closer!
Now, enquiring minds want to know?
How was your Christmas??