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Meet Me On Monday...Christmas Edition
Meet Me On Monday....Christmas Edition
This week on Meet Me On Monday, there are 15 questions instead of just 5, the reason is that there will be no edition of Meet Me On Monday for the next two weeks so all the questions will be asked this week and they all pertain to Christmas.
This week's questions are:
1.Wrapping paper or gift bags?
2.Real or artificial tree?
3.When do you put your tree up?
4.When do you take your tree down?
5.Do you like eggnog?
6.Do you have a nativity scene?
7.Favorite Christmas Movie?
8.Favorite Christmas cookie?
9.Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
10.Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?
11.Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
12.Do you like Fruitcake?
13.What are you most excited about the holidays?
14.Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
15.Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
Here are my answers:
1. I use both wrapping paper and gift bags. I try to always wrap a gift that is for a child, just seems more exciting then pulling something out of a bag, but I have to admit there have been times that I used a bag even for a child when I was running short of time.
2. I used to always have a real tree, when my children were small we went to a tree farm and purchased a tree, roots and all, and later planted it in our yard. As our yard begin to fill with X Christmas trees we bought an artificial tree. I love an artificial tree, sure they don't smell as nice, but the clean up is a breeze and I think they are less of a fire hazard.
3. When I put my tree up just depends on what is going on. I really like to put it up the weekend after Thanksgiving, but sometimes (like this year) that just don't happen. I try to have it up by the 19th. That is my birthday and I usually have company that day and it is just nice to have my decorations up. Makes it a more festive birthday celebration.
4. I take my tree down almost always by the first day of the new year. I have always heard that bad luck will come your way if your tree stays up any longer. I guess I am a bit superstitious, huh?
5. I do not like eggnog. Maybe it taste wonderful, but I cannot get past the consistency! There is just no way I could ever drink anything that looks so disgusting!
6. Yes, I do have a nativity scene. That has always been an important part of Christmas in my family. After all Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ.
7. My favorite Christmas movie has always been "It's A Wonderful Life". I have to watch it at least once every year!
8. I don't think a decorated sugar cookie can be beat. That has to be my all time favorite. Just the taste brings back a rush of memories from when my children were small and we made and decorated cookies not only for us to enjoy, but to also leave out for Santa. Also more recent memories come to mind of when my daughters and I have made and decorated them with my Grands during my birthday weekend! Christmas cookies come with such love and joy. I love Christmas cookies.
9. My husband and I will eat Christmas dinner at home or at his daughter's house. Most of our celebrating will be done on Christmas Eve this year, so Christmas Day will be a day of quiet and sweet relaxation.
10. I have a large crown on top of my tree. It is red velvet trimmed in gold.
12. No, I do not like fruit cake.
13. I am so excited to see my family. My Children and Grands will be here on Christmas Eve and it is such a happy time, with love and happiness surrounded with wonderful conversations, walks down memory lane, and the joy of the grands opening their gifts. I love Christmas Eve!
14. We open our gifts with my family on Christmas Eve. If the hubby and I exchange gifts we open ours on Christmas morning, but most of the time we buy one large item as a gift to and from both of us, and when we do that, we buy it before Christmas. We had Christmas with his family this year on Thanksgiving because his daughter came in from North Carolina, on the years that she comes on Christmas we celebrate on Christmas Day, on those years we open gifts both days, Christmas Eve and Day!
15. I hope to have all of my gifts wrapped before Christmas Eve, but I have to admit there have been times when I was wrapping right up to the last minute on Christmas Eve. I think that is just way to stressful and I strive to have it all done several days before.
Well that is it for Meet Me On Monday. I hope each and everyone of you have a Blessed Christmas and a wonderful and bright New Year.
I most likely will not be posting this week, but will be back bright eyed and bushy tailed with a great new post next week.
This is the easiest dress ever and takes only ten to twenty minutes from cutout to finish! Even though it is called the pillowcase dress, I actually made this one from a remnant I had. I plan on donating a dress like this dress to the Little Dresses for Africa Charity. Here is a link to their website.
This dress is cut to fit a size 2 ( a child about 2 years old). I cut a rectangle 19 by 21 (21 being the length). The pattern on the website is made from an actual pillowcase and does not cut out the armholes, just leaves an unstitched area at the top of each side seam to fold under and stitch for the arm area,( here is a link to the directions for the dress using a pillowcase on the website) I personally do not like the looks of that style, so I cut a wedge about 31/2 inches across at the top and angling down to nothing to the side ( about 4 or 5 inches long). I just eyeballed it, no particular measurements.
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I can't even imagine where I would be without all the help I have received from Nancy. No matter what the problem, I could always find helpful information about how to rectify it. Be it through her blog, her books or the many videos, she always offered new and exciting information along with helpful tips for all kinds of sewing problems.
I started watching Sewing With Nancy in the early 1980's. I never missed a Saturday morning (my children did not appreciate the fact they were missing some of their beloved cartoons).With coffee and pencil and paper in hand, I was in do- not- disturb mode for thirty wonderful minutes! The information she could cover in that short amount of time was amazing and I quickly found myself living for each new episode. I am still a fan and pray they do not replace her show, but continue to show reruns for a very long time. She was by far the best. All the present and future beginner sewist are going to miss out on so much.