Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Baby

Some of my favorite Christmas memories... this has been fun thinking about them. I love that my parents had such a fun time during Christmas, they'd go over the top for us, and it was just magic! My dad would set up a video camera, turn it on to the empty living room, then turn it off. He'd set up some presents, turn the camera, on and off, and go on like this until the room was full of gifts! We'd wake them up at some obnoxious hour and stare in the living room all excited about Santa coming. When he told us he set up a video camera through the night and he must have got Santa on video! So we all would watch the tape and see presents appear out of thin air... well, dad said Santa was SO FAST that we couldn't even catch him on tape! We were blown away... NO WAY MAN! That was awesome.

We have had fun with our kids too, and I try to carry on some of the same traditions my parents started. We make chili and cornbread Christmas eve, read the Christmas Story and choose one present to open before bed. Christmas morning the kids wake us up and we open everything else. It's so fun...

I am seriously SO EXCITED for Christmas this year with my family :D

Guess what? Cotton Charm Quilts is having a Christmas giveaway too! I am so excited about it. I just went shopping for several hours yesterday at my LQS and still have stars in my eyes.

Dear Santa,

If you happen to be stopping by Cotton Charm Quilts on Christmas eve night to spread some quilting love... here is my list!

A Simple Abundance fat quarter bundle or Jelly Roll would be much loved and used up completely in about 2 days...

Kelly the owner of the quilt shop has this really amazing kit called Stella Blue (by one of my favorite designers Carrie!). I would love to make this quilt!!! I love all things Americana :)

The Pint Size quilt pattern by Thimble Blossoms is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

My list could go on & on... Rounneries charm packs, Wicasset Jelly Rolls...

I dream of this stuff LOL!

Merry Christmas!

Love, Heather


Kathy A. said...

Merry Christmas Heather to you and your family. I hope all your Christmas wishes come true.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OMGosh -- what a great memory! I love it - your dad was so cool to do that! Thanks so much for joining us in the fun. Love your Picnic quilt -- very cute! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Lennu said...

Hi Heather! What a lovely memory, thanks for sharing :) I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas with your family!! I just love Christmas too and I'm enjoying every moment :)

FayeRaye said...

Hey Heather!! I am SO glad I found your blog...I am on block 5 of Shores and NEEDED to see are nearly done!!! OMG.. I cannot wait... I love your quilting but the stitching is inspirational...Keep up the great work!! Faye

Vonna said...

Christmas memories are so much FUN! And I hope that I'm making memories for my Kids too!
You have been a good girl and I hope you won that fabric!!!