Tonight The Durham Handspinning Guild meets for our annual Christmas dinner out. Like last year we are meeting at Zante’s in downtown Bowmanville for supper. I look forward to the delightful banter, joking and fine food with great friends. There are only 4 of us currently, but we are busy doing demonstrations during the spring and summer months and get together for the DKC knit frolic, Kitchener Waterloo knitters fair, Campbellford Spin-in, The Gathering and other notable events. This year in a spirit of fibre I have made each of them a knitted Christmas Ball. (shhh don’t tell!) here is another pattern I am fond of.
The gifts are finished and most of them wrapped, the stocking stuffers are ready to be stuffed. The tree has been trimmed, and I am making the Gingerbreads this evening. As I mentioned before, we are hosting the In-laws for Christmas eve supper. Prime Rib with Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Veg. with stollen for dessert. This will be the first Christmas that we take over from my MiL cooking the festive meal. Changing the guard is a little wrenching, however it will do her good to just sit and enjoy!
Then we head to Church for the 11:00 service. This is my favourite service of the year, church is dark and candles are lit and the hymns are beautiful. I sing in the choir, there is something very magical about seeing all those faces each lit by a single candle. At the end of the service we file out into the snowy Christmas night everyone wishing Merry Christmas with lots of Hugs and hand shakes. ( I don’t know if there will be snow this year), then we head home to bed.
Christmas morning, we have Chelse bun served with Tea by the tree (or sometimes in bed if my son is in a hurry to get us up) Once up and dressed we head over to my parents home (a 10 min drive across town) to celebrate with them. Sadly this is the year my brother and his family are not with us from Wisconsin. We will miss them terribly, hopefully they will join us next year. We spend a lovely afternoon with my parents and watch the Queen’s Christmas message and prepare the Christmas dinner. My husband’s family joins us for supper, and we have a nice evening visiting.
Boxing day, DH and my DS visit the computer stores for the sales. I put my feet up and prepare for New Years!
Well this is the last post of 2011, it has been a full year with lots going on. Many FO’s, many books read, a garden planted and harvested. All in all an eventful year.
Wishing you a
very Merry Christmas
and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Blessings to you and yours.
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