December 9, 2012

Quilter's Christmas party!

There is a whole lot of celebrating going on in blogland today!!



SewCalGal is hosting a virtual Quilter's Christmas Party to help raise awareness and to raise funds for


 The funds collected over this Christmas Party will help with housing needs for Wounded Soldiers and other programs that help Military Families with special needs.  If you have a spare dollar or two, would you be so kind as to make a donation towards this great charity!  Our military and their families will definitely be ever so thankful!  And every dollar you donate gains you a raffle ticket for some fantastic prizes donated by some fabulous sponsors who you will see on SewCalGal's post!  And if you do not buy raffle tickets, please make a donation and ask not to have raffle tickets filled out.


While I was thinking about my post for this party I got out my old photographs for inspiration and came across this picture.


This is Miss Allie, my oldest granddaughter sitting on Santa's lap for the very first time.  She is 2 1/2 months old here!  Doesn't she look just like her mommy when she was born...

Her mommy - my oldest...

 Her mommy was the talk of the hospital when she was born in 1979.  She was the only girl in the nursery and came in weighing a whopping 9 lb. 6 ounces!!  All of the little boys were 7 lbs and under! BTW: Remember the gas shortage of 1979???

Back to Allie... I was just thinking "My, oh my how time flies!"  It does not seem like 9 years has passed!!  And now we have a new quilter on our hands!  This was Allie's first quilt last summer in 2011 when she was 8!  She turned 9 this October and learned how to applique when she came to visit for 2 months! She did not finish her project so you will have to wait for her next visit to grandma's house to see what she is working on!

We were asked to post about one of our favorite Christmas memories and my favorite memory of all time is when my older sister and I caught our mother taking a boot and making footprints from the fireplace ashes to the Christmas tree and back!!!  We were threatened within an inch of our lives to not tell our 2 younger siblings. lol

And in closing I thought it would be funny to ask you...

So, what is in your stocking this year?" lol

This is my nephew who got stuck in a stocking a few years ago! ha!
My sister, his mommy, on the right.... my oldest on the left.

Be sure to check out the other quilters links on SewCalGal's Christmas Party linky!
And please read her post to find out how to donate to Operation Homefront and have a chance to win several fantastic raffle prizes!


8 comments:

Missy Shay said...

What adorable baby pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Quilting Babcia said...

What sweet memories you have with your photographs! My stocking hmm... I hope it can be filled with a foot that no longer hurts every time I take a step - surgery's scheduled for Dec. 20 - can Santa be a surgeon this year?

The Quilted Dog said...

Thanks for sharing your family -- it's what make Christmas wonderful!

Nina Marie said...

ohhh what a sweetie!! The time goes fast doesn't it?

Barb said...

How fun to share your Christmas memories with us - thanks! Love the little one in the stocking.

Crickets Corner said...

Thanks for sharing, the older I get the faster time passes and it seems like yesterday the 25yr old was sitting on Santa's lap. I already made my donation to Operation Homefront.

SewCalGal said...

I'm so happy to have you attend the Quilter's Christmas Party. I definitely enjoyed hearing insights on your family and holiday traditions. I'm sure this holiday season is going to be delightful with those wonderful grandkids. Amazing how fast they grow up. enjoy!

And I hope you and your entire family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The resemblance is uncanny !~! I love baby pictures and babies with Santa ... well, it's a perfect combo. Happy Holidays to you and yours.