I took the plunge! I really wanted to do Bonnie Hunters Mystery Quilt... http://quiltville.com/carolinachristmas.shtml , but I knew realistically that I would not be able to keep up with the pace. So I just printed out the clues and gathered my fabrics, and cut a little here and there. I have officially finished Clue 1, and am working on Clue 2. I hope my colors will work out okay - but if it doesn't.... oh well, it sure is fun! Plus I am finally getting the hang of that easy angle ruler she uses so much.
Christmas was wonderful, we spent the 24th with the inlaws ( well they are my in laws) Uncle C took all the boys sledding in the pasture... behind the hay truck. They had a blast, and got more snow in their clothing than they realized.
The 25th we headed up to my parents house. We still had one dog left to deliver too. But the conditions were awful. They closed one highway, and I really didn't think much of it, until we were in white out conditions! Good thing we know their road pretty well.
Of course we brought the wind back with us, so the 26th was miserable. My parent in laws came out to the house, and had to park at the road. They had to be picked up in the truck with chains just to get them to the house. All this to say - I made this potato soup in the crockpot and it was wonderful... here is the link. http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/06/crockpot-baked-potato-soup-recipe.html we put a little cheese on it, and had a side of raw vegetables. It was very filling.