Keeping house

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Trying to blog while SuperDad is critiquing the Celtic Woman Christmas Celebration special on PBS is not the smartest or easiest thing to do.

It’s distracting. He keeps wanting me to agree with him. And mostly, I do — the women seem overly made up, the music has been [so far] American Christmas songs which do not lend themselves to showcasing the voices of the Celtic and bright pastel gowns remind me of candy-covered almonds, Why not reds and greens? And where are the elf hats?

Two sides of the table runner

Today was a busy sewing day. I’ve now got both sides of the runner completed and am ready to sew them together. This is the pattern I am following. It’s one of several created by my friend Lexi.

Freshly pressed batik fabric for the back of a quilt

While I was piecing and pressing this afternoon, SuperDad was outside putting up our lights in the sunshine (I think it might have gotten up to 40 degrees (4 C). He says he used all the LED holiday lights in our possession (we added to our stash this year thanks to a few yard sale deals).  I love the colors, but I might be begging for some additional strands… maybe some red lights in the Japanese Maple…

Do you put up outdoor lights (or inside lights in a window) this time of year?