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!