I haven't posted in over a month. That's just plain pitiful, I know. No excuse other than the typical ones... busy with family, with work, with the holidays, etc.
We had a very nice Thanksgiving even though we ALL passed around a yucky stomach bug the weekend before. The week before Christmas we went to visit Mark's grandmother Lora in Snyder, TX. It was a very nice visit and eased some of my roadtrip-with-kiddos-anxiety. They did very well and really had a good time.
Christmas was just excellent. I think everyone was really happy with everything. I had a LONG list of handmade projects I was going to gift this year, but my sewing maching really started acting wonky the last few months so I started and failed many times. I abandoned some, but still plan to complete others, but my handmade gift giving was a little limited this year. I'll post what I did get done separately.
However, after hearing me lament about my crappy second-hand machine, Mark and the kids all decided to get me a new Janome sewing machine for Christmas. I'm still in the 'playing with all the cool features' stage with it, but expect to be doing a lot more sewing soon.
All in all, all is well and I hope to have much more to post for this year. My wonderful sister-in-law Kim went out with us one weekend to do some family pics for our Christmas cards. We got some good ones.
I do hope everyone had a wonderful end to 2010 and is looking forward to great things to come in 2011.