I hope everyone had a wonderful whichever-winter-holiday-you-celebrate. I've been on the run since last Friday and am really looking forward to some real down time. Friday was errands, packing and general getting stuff around. Saturday we went to DFIL's in Virginia Beach to have Christmas with him and his wife. That evening we went to the Hubs' Aunt's house for her family open house. We didn't stay very late as we were driving home that night but it was fun seeing everyone from that side of the family. The Hubs and I were up semi-early Christmas morning he's really a big kid and gets very excited at Christmas and did our gift exchange, cleaned up and headed to DMIL's for Christmas with her and her husband. Another good time with good company and too much food. Home mid-afternoon and I started packing for a trip to New Hampshire to see DSon. He just moved into his own apartment he previously shared a place and decided to stay home for Christmas, but he did invite us to come up for a visit. The Hubs declined but I jumped at the chance I mean as if I was going to pass up the chance to see my son, especially as this was the first Christmas he had ever spent by himself. We had a really good time just talking and catching up. We also went to IKEA and he came home with some very nice Christmas gifts - a chair and ottoman, a computer workstation and a television stand/bookcase. His place looks much less like a dorm room now and he really likes the extra storage space. Rumor has it that he has a cat, but Tessa didn't show so much as a whisker the entire time I was there, so it is just a rumor. I did see snow, so at least it felt/looked like winter even though it's going to be in the 60s by the end of the weekend.
And as the title says, I may have had my final finish of 2011. We had a bit of time before DMIL got home from work on Saturday, so I stitched on Lizzie*Kate's Santa 2010: Socks & Underwear and had a finish on Christmas Eve which was very fitting.
|Lizzie*Kate's Santa 2010: Socks & Underwear|
Stiched on New Khaki Lugana with DMC thread
Finished December 24, 2011
I've made a couple of changes to my WIPocalypse 2012 list, but I think it's pretty well set. I've even worked out a schedule, but as I'm sure I've mentioned before, I'm a really good planner...