It’s Christmas Eve!

I was up early this morning – the excitement of the snow and Christmas Eve I guess.

We got about 4 inches last night and it’s still coming down! Aren’t my trees out front looking beautiful. They make it a little easier not to have a tree this year.


This is something you won’t see often – our association does all the snow removal but in a storm like this it may take them a while to get around to shoveling the stairs although they already plowed the street.


And here’s my baby on his perch. He got a bath and blow dry the other day so he’s all pretty for the holidays.


Any since I was up, I loaded and quilted this gorgeous HeartStrings top pieced by Deborah. She makes the most beautiful string quilts with leftovers from her other quilts and sends them to me to quilt and donate.


A simple pantograph – Blowing Leaves by Dave Hudson and a variegated Lava thread. I’m usually very lazy about my thread and mostly use Permacore because it runs well in my machine, it blends in well with the scrap quilts I’m working with, and it’s not too expensive but I bought this cone probably 2 years ago and never tried it until now. It ran very well in my machine and has a subtle sheen that’s lovely.


And finally, at least for now here’s one more photo of the snow from my longarm room. I don’t always open the blinds down there but today I did so I could watch the snow.


I have a little cooking to do for our picnic tonight by the fire, just potato salad, deviled eggs, and some Christmas cookies. I bought a Honey Baked Ham (yum) so I don’t even have to cook that. And later today we’re going to walk downtown – cross your fingers I don’t get stuck in a snow drift!

Hope your Christmas Eve is as lovely as mine is turning out to be!

25 Responses to “It’s Christmas Eve!”

  • It’s very pretty there! We have Honeybaked Ham at Christmas every year too. I love it!

  • Gari:

    Very pretty: love pictures of snow [pictures only ;-)] Merry Christmas, Mary.

  • Wow! you have lots more snow there than we have up here! we are getting some Hollywood type snow today, but nothing significant so far. Merry Christmas!

  • Diane in Alaska:

    Love to see the snow fall and the trees are beautiful. Sounds like a fun day you have planned. Merry Christmas Mary.

  • Sue:

    Mary – I live in Minnesota, too, but I guess we’re going to brave it tonight for my mother-in-law’s house. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and admire all your work. Thank you for all you do.

  • Chesty looks glad to have that cone off… 🙂

    Your snow is pretty…. none here, but the frost his heavy enough to turn everything white.

    Merry Christmas!!!

  • Merry Christmas, Mary! 🙂

  • Debbie:

    Very pretty snow pictures, Mary. Chesty looks as cute as ever. Your little Christmas by the fire sounds great. Have a Merry Christmas.


  • Susan D:

    Merry Christmas to you and your Family, Mary. Just wishing you the best– you’re always a bright spot in my day, and inspiration in my quilting. I thought of you as I dropped off 4 quilts to the chemo unit at the hospital– with more to come. Thanks for all that you do!

  • Elaine:

    Mary, did you send some of that snow down here to Oklahoma? Its sleeting here right now with 4-8 inches of snow on the way! Its not supposed to snow down here!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  • It looks so beautiful! Merry Christmas…..Chesty is looking might fine. 🙂

  • Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

    Love seeing the now, but then I have never had a white Christmas living down under in New Zealand.

    Love Leanne

  • Marilyn:

    Your Christmas picnic sounds wonderful, especially the Hone
    Baked Ham. Hope that your holiday is filled with love and peace.

  • Robin:

    34 years of traditions call for my homemade chicken soup with Dad’s homemade egg noodles on Christmas Eve. Of course there will be a side of lefse to go with it. Later if this snow doesn’t fall too fast and become too deep we will head to Midnight Mass. However, since I also live in the Twin Cities, there is a real possibility that we will just be reading the Christmas story by the fire. Merry Christmas to you and all those who write all the enjoyable comments on your blog!

  • Sara:

    The picnic by the fire sounds just perfect. And the snow is beautiful. We have about the same amount here and anticipate another 8-10 inches tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

  • Your Christmas trees are beautiful. Enjoy your fireside picnic. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  • I like the view of the snow looking UP — cool! your pics are great,, keep your snow, I’m not jealous
    your baby is beautiful, mine need to get their own clipping and bathing and we are doing ham tomorrow!
    enjoy the holidays, thanks for sharing!
    Beth in Dallas
    where we are expecting about 2 inches today and it was 75 degrees yesterday!
    go figure

  • Denise in PA:

    Mary – your views are very pretty – particularly with the snow. Your Christmas Eve picnic sounds delicious! And, Chesty is looking very handsome! A very Merry Christmas to you!

  • What a pretty baby, pretty quilt and pretty snow scenes. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas.

  • can I send you my snow and just look at yours?? ROFL My sister came over tonight and got “high centered” in a drift and fell down. She came in rather snarky! I had to find her dry socks.

  • San:

    Happy, merry, joyous, snow walking Christmas to you Mary!

  • Looks beautiful! Tell Keith to put a hat on! Chesty looks so cute! Merry Christmas.

  • Lisa:

    All that snow is so beautiful! A picnic by the fire sounds heavenly as well… have a Very Merry Christmas!

  • Deborah:

    Merry Christmas! Such beautiful scenes of Christmas!

  • We had a White Christmas here in Texas too! How about that. No where near what you guys usually get but we were pretty proud of our 3-4 inches! Such a surprise. My 8 year old daughter was in awe and it was so special for a first snow for my 11 month old son too. So cool! Take care and Have a great holiday! Jenn

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