Thursday, December 5, 2013

On The 6th Day of Christmas .....

Well, it's not really the 6th day of Christmas (and I can't remember what my true love gave to me), but since I started writing this on November 30th it is my 6th day of Christmas ( I guess  I go to the beat of a different drummer).  
 
Today was a great day!  I had my friends from my Thurs. group over and I fixed lunch for them.  Because I am away so much I very rarely get to see them so today was a very special day.  I made homemade minestrone soup with warm ciabatta bread, a Chinese chicken salad and to finish it off  (tah dah) a brownie chocolate cheesecake with raspberry topping and whipped cream.  I should have taken a picture but I didn't think of it until it was all in my tummy.  The cheesecake is always a winner and it is fairly easy to make.  I'm going to do a club starting in November 2014 and it is called "A Year of Love .... A Year of Fun Club".  Each month there will be a free pattern and a recipe so check with your local quilt shop and see it they are going to participate. 
 
 
Today I have a very, very special picture for you.  Not that all of the pictures I've posted haven't been special, but this picture is especially so because it is of my Mom, who passed away in 2004, and my youngest daughter, Allison.  I didn't write the year on the back of the photo but I think it was probably 1981.  My parents were living in Sparks, Nevada then and we flew there to spend Christmas with them.  Christmas with my family was always so much fun because my Dad in particular LOVED Christmas and was like a big kid himself.  He was that way until the day he died so no wonder my sister and I are so crazy about Christmas.  It must run in our genes.
 
Now if you are looking for some fun today - follow this link to Fat Quarter Shop's website http://www.fatquartershop.com/mary-jane-carey-s-designer-select-fat-quarter-bundle.  They are offering pre-orders for fat quarters of my new fabric line, Tour des Fleurs.  And if you keep an eye on their blog there is going to be an interview I did with them and a giveaway.  I had to  tell them 3 things - 2 truths and a lie.  Let's see if you can figure out which one is the lie.   

13 comments:

  1. The picture or your mom and Allison is lovely. Such a pretty memory.

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  2. Love the Fat Quarter Quilt Shop! They have the best customer service and super speedy delivery.

    Thanks for sharing these special pictures with us!
    Sandy A

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  3. What a precious picture. My parents will both be with us this Christmas. This year they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

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  4. A beautiful memory of your Mom!! I'll be checking out the Fat Quater Shop for your interview...they are always fun. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  5. A great memory Mary Jane... And so special that you share the love of Christmas with your dad. My mom was that way... To this day I try to decorate my tree as beautifully as she did. Take care now.

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  6. Thanks for sharing all your lovely pictures! This one today - so sweet! I love your Tour des Fleurs - I will keep an eye out for the fun at the FQS too! thanks!

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  7. Sounds like you had a great time with your group. I like the picture of your mom. I lost my mother in 1998. I have been thinking about her a lot during the Holidays.

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  8. That is indeed a special photo. I have some photos of my Mom holding my son on his first Christmas -- she was over the moon having her first grandchild! She died unexpectedly when my son was just 2 so those photos became more precious than we anticipated.

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  9. JUST BEAUTIFUL>THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  10. I am sure that photo holds a lot of memories for you .

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  11. HELLO, thank you for a wonderful post today!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  12. Great picture, I'm sure this is one you treasure.

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  13. I just love chocolate and raspberry...so good. The photo of your mother and daughter is so nice...I bet it is one of your daughter's favorites, too.

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