Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Finale

We finished up Christmas this past weekend.  This year we had 2 weekends of relatives coming to our house, followed by Christmas Day, followed by a quick trip to Indiana to see more relatives.

Saturday we went to a hotel in Indianapolis, met Rick's parents for supper, and had Christmas with them at the hotel.

Then Sunday we headed to my sister's house for a brunch.  We toted along yet another Christmas craft project, an amigurumi Sneetch.

The star is attached with velcro, of course.

My parents love the story of the Sneetches, and occasionally do a reading of it.  Now they have a prop! Dad was quite amused when he opened the box.
After all, who really expects a Sneetch?

We had also made granola for gifts, although I've already lost track of the recipe.  This is highly annoying, since we'd planned to make more for ourselves.  Oh well.

Games were played, 
food was consumed, and then we zipped back home.  

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Long time no blog!  While we were in silent mode, 
we have:
 Visited Santa

Saw Wicked at the Fox.  It was excellent.

Also, made lots of Christmas presents, like
this little bag that Annabeth sewed for me, and

this scarf I made for Thalia (uber-cool Tardis voile from Spoonflower), and

an amigurumi Dr. Who, 10th doctor (found the pattern on Ravelry), and

this little knitted fairy-rat I made for Annabeth (again, found the pattern on Ravelry), and

this bottle cap necklace featuring Sherlock that Thalia made Annabeth, and

these Dr. Who ornaments Annabeth made for Thalia (Spoonflower fabric, again -- a fat quarter was supposed to be used for finger puppets, but she stuffed them and attached Tardis-blue ribbons for hanging).

Plus, of course,

cookie making time!

Which had more of a Hobbit theme this year (yeah, the kids went to see the movie in IMAX that first Friday morning -- cheaper prices, but still able to see the Star Trek preview).

Then we were pretty much ready for Santa!