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whoohoo for your win!
My parents' neighborhood is one of those 'over achievers' areas...there are TONS of lights and decorations and fake snow and glittery stuff and things for littles to climb on and Christmas Carols playing and places for photos and a whole boat load of the inflatables...there are a bunch of them that got awards from their city. The neighbors do the decorating for my parents (they are 90 and 89...and very disabled) - its so nice that the neighbors take care of my parents that way! Car load after car load come by every night from Thanksgiving to New Years~ if you are not parked by nightfall (or have a driveway), you might just have to park across the street in the church yard! My Sis is planning on dressing up as Mrs Santa (though she could be a cute Elf) next year and passing out candy canes...
We had a turkey feast. Was going to make pie for dessert..but we are too stuffed to eat it! maybe tomorrow...though G does not 'need' any more dessert - one of his gifts from our daughter was Gingerbread cookies...and he toasted the whole tin on Christmas Eve!!! I leave the decorations up until Jan 6th (Epiphany or Twelveth Night)...We got some solar powered lights and wow..they are the cats pajamas for decorating the yard! The tree of course does not get put down anymore (its too heavy for me to move...) so it goes back to being decorated with my cow and squirrel collections...
one of the things I made this year was a sensory mat for my Mama...she can't see very well anymore, can't hear much, and can't walk or even move much..but she can still touch stuff ...each thing on this mat is a bit different...there are multiple kinds of flowers, lots of buttons, different textures of fabrics, ribbons, laces and trims..everything is very securely fastened...mostly using embroidery thread!
What a lovely, thoughtful thing to make for your Mom, Suze.
What a wonderful little "fidget" quilt you have created, Suze.
The mat is a wonderful idea and a very thoughtful gift for your mom. It should give her much sensory pleasure.
We won for Nostalgic this year, woohoo!
Good for you! We put up outside decorations this year but DH never got around to lights. His right leg went out on him twice this morning so he will not be happy when I tell him that he can't get up on a ladder to take things down or put them away.
Suze (casuzenn) said:
a sensory mat for my Mama
A wonderful gift! I was in the middle of making DMIL one when she passed away. Found the blocks after all was done. Yours is really pretty.
That is really, really cool.
the mat is lovely. And right up your alley too, with your love of embellishment and alternative type processes.
I haven't sewn much at all in weeks, not since I finished DS's Koi/shark quilt. He did like the quilt, took it back to school with him. Though his first comment was "I don't like fish" - ha! I have finished up 2 baby quilts for 2 baby showers this weekend, both for friends of DD. Now I'm not sure what to work on. I need to flip through my idea "notebook" (electronic file) and see what strikes my fancy. I did work on a little soft baby book that Judy A. tagged me on several weeks ago. I may do a few more just to have on hand (posted in a separate thread).