Sunday, December 14, 2008


Well we are all kinda-sorta feeling better. Thank goodness! I feel like its been forever since i posted anything. We went to North Carolina for Thanksgiving and had a great time. It was so nice seeing family that I hadn't seen in years.

This is a pic of my granddaddy and grandma and all his grandchildren. He is such an amazing man. Talk about the true southern gentleman! He owned his own furniture company which made the most beautiful handcrafted pieces. He is a collector of musical instruments and actually has quite a few in museums. Some of the pieces he has are 100s of years old. My best memories are of going to his house and hearing him talk about and play all of the instruments. Sadly he is not doing well this year and we are all praying that we get to keep him til after the holidays.

Little Ean loved my mothers farm. Especially chasing the cats!

I finally got around to decorating for Christmas. I am WAY behind this year. I usually do it the day after Thanksgiving. I made the stockings 2 years ago and added little Eans last year. If you click on the pic you will see that I embroidered our initials on them. When we had our 2nd son, our first pointed out that our names were the alphabet.....Austin, Brogan, Christina and Daryl. So of course with the 3rd we had to continue that, thus Ean got his name. And yes if we have more we will keep!
this Christmas has me feeling more nostalgic. Maybe its the impending loss of my grandaddy or just how fast time flies. I find that the older I get the more appreciative I get of traits that I can claim I got from my ancestors.
Like sewing. My mother and grandmother both were sewers. I remember my mother making me some beautiful little jumpers when I was little and being so proud to wear them. I think this is why my favorite song is "Coat of many colors" by Dolly Parton. I love sewing. Not just bags....ANYTHING!!!! I made the star wall hanging that's in the pic above, and I made quite a few of these quilted wall hangings below.

I also love painting. I think I get that from my dad. I remember when I was younger he would always have these elaborate pencils pictures that he had colored. I still have one that I would love to get framed some day. This is a snowman painting that I did a few years ago. I absolutely love how it turned out. The stars were aligned that night!

I would love to hear from you.....what are you most grateful for from your family?


Sue said...

You talented thing you... love the painting. Wow...

Anonymous said...

Wow Christina! I didn't know you could paint and quilt too.

Anonymous said...

You were in NC! Even though I went to GA for Thanksgiving-kind of nice to know you were in my state. Sorry you've all been sick-so far no sickness at my house-but it's rampant in the schools and community here. Love the stockings.