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Friday, December 30, 2011

Between the Years

I love this time of the year. The week between Christmas and New Year's day is always very relaxing. Breakfast, lunches with friends and family, a little shopping too.

December 24, 2011

Luke and Fran

John and Casey

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The countdown for Christmas is on. I've decided to really enjoy this week,  trying not to panic because Christmas is almost here, and I'm so not ready.

The girls went to Christkindle Markt yesterday. We enjoyed Gluehwein and Schnitzel, of course. And went on to Macy's to check out the beautiful Christmas tree. Then hopped back on the train and had a wonderful dinner in Geneva.

Today we went for a wonderful little quilt shop hop and lunch at Maggiano's! Tomorrow is knitting bee!

Deb, Fran and Nancy

MaryBeth and Leanne

Fran at the Nativity


Macy's Christmas Tree in the Walnut Room

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cookie Express

Every year my friend MaryBeth stops by with a huge plate full of home made Christmas cookies. They are delicious. I've been sneaking several already. Now If I just had Gluehwein to go with it!

I still have a couple of customer quilts to finish before this weekend. Then the house has to be cleaned and gifts have to be wrapped.

Here are pictures of some of the quilts I finished:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christkindel Markt

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately, but things are very busy around the House. I'm still working on finishing quilts for Christmas for my customers. Thankfully John and Casey are working on Christmas decorations inside and out! Today we had a wonderful dinner with our old German friends Rudi and Anne.

Yesterday we went to  Christkindel Markt on Dailey Plaza in Chicago. Little did we know that the rest of Chicagoland went too. What a crowd! But the Gluehwein was excellent, so was the Schnitzel.

As always, there was drama on the night train back to Elgin.

One more week of quilting for customers, then we'll enjoy Christmas with family.