Holiday in Review

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I know we did. Probably the best we've had in many years. Very low-key but with so many great memories, many because our 4 year old finally understood the whole Santa and presents concepts. It made things very fun for all of us.

We try to focus on experiences and making memories rather than a lot of gift giving. Most times those experiences happen throughout the year, not necessarily during the holiday season, but this year we wanted to experience the special magic that Disney offers on their holiday cruises. Sprinkles, our elf on the shelf, even got into the spirit.

Sprinkles, ready to set sail with his pals Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto

The Grand Lobby of the Disney Dream

I didn't do as much holiday sewing this year and I'm okay with that. I gave a glimpse of the commissioned Christmas stocking that I was working on and here is the finished project. Mine is the one on the left.

I also made some potholders for my parents and mother-in-law. They're a really quick project and works well with scraps. I used this tutorial, if you're interested. I made the set for my mother-in-law on Christmas morning so I didn't have a chance to photograph them but here are the ones I made for my parents. They've also requested some holiday and spring themed ones that I'll have done for them when they come for a visit in February.

We'll be hosting a laid-back New Year's eve get-together with some of the families in our neighborhood so that's the next big thing on my calendar but I'm hoping to get a bit more sewing done before then. I still need to finish up my November blocks for the Compass Quilter's Bee and get them in the mail to Sharon!

I leave you with a family selfie that we took on the Disney Dream. It's a little bit out of focus but it reflects the happiness of our holidays. I'm wishing all of you that same happiness now and into the new year.


  1. I am imagine the joy of sharing Christmas now old enough to fully understand the magic of it all and to spend some time on a Disney cruise must have been lovely. Pot holder looks good and to think you made in Christmas morning. I have my daughters and granddaughter arriving this evening for our Christmas lunch tomorrow s busy clean up for me today!

  2. Wow, the tree looks amazing. The potholders look great (useful as well). Do not stress about the blocks, i am not going anywhere!
    Happy Christmas and 2015. xo

  3. You made something on Christmas morning! Wow! I was making salads!
    It sounds like you had a fun holiday season!

  4. I really love how you focus on the memories of the season - hear, hear!! I hope the New Year's party goes off without a hitch, and I look forward to what 2015 brings you. :)


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