I surely hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as much as me and my family did!
Come along with me as I recap!
I feel so blessed to be able to go home to such wonderful parents.
The girls LOVE going to Grandma and Grandpas too!
Christmas Eve found us reading the Christmas story
at my sister's home.
We had a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner courtesy
of my friend Mike. He loves sharing this with our family,
and we LOVE eating it!
Here he is cooking up the flounder, shrimp, and scallops!
My dad practically dove into the mounds of seafood!
Santa found Mom's and Dad's stockings!
He also found Sophia's and Gracie Lu's......
but, there was no chance of getting clear photos of
those little girls with their new Christmas treats
We woke up and went to church and then came back
to a delicious Christmas dinner my mom prepared.
Christmas ham, deviled eggs, broccoli and cheese casserole,
mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese, rolls,
my chicken and dumplings, and a delicious salad my sister made.
For dessert we had my mom's cherry streudle,
and my sister made her famous Red Velvet Cake.
(See how my brother in law photo bombed this pic???)
it was time to open some gifts!
I must warn you, I am going to be showing some
pretty hilarious photos.........
In the spirit of full disclosure,
if you are offended by practical jokes....
you probably don't want to read any further!
You also may want to put your cuppa down,
and not eat anything......
I don't want you to choke from laughter!
I am laughing right now as I type this post!
my sister is the best...........
She had this wonderful sign custom made for me!
I! LOVE! IT!
It is already hanging in my studio!
What wonderful thought went into this, and I will
treasure it forever.
Good sister, right?
And, you are probably thinking here, well what
did you get your lovely sister in return?
Well, you see............
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
playing tricks on my sister......
it is something I have done
ever since I can remember?
Do any of you out there have
a brother that finds joy in
playing practical jokes on you?
It truly is a sign of love!
OK, so, I digress......
Since Mike was coming to spend Christmas
with our family, he asked what the family members
would like for the gift exchange......
My darling sister suggested she would like
a new night gown......
My sister is going to tell my best friend she
wants a night gown???????
NO NO NO NO NO She isn't easy!
The practical joke!!!!!!
You see where I am going with this???????
Merry Christmas Sis!!!!!!
If you can't tell, that is a little risque nighty!
Here she is thinking this is for real......
not knowing it was all a joke!
you get the point!
Needless to say, when Sis did find out that it
was all a joke, you could hear us laughing
from miles around!
My Sis promptly dug a hole in the floor and crawled away!
Thanks for letting me share this Christmas gift prank with you all!
I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
And just to let you know,
I did get some very nice gifts for my sister!
So, what else did Ole' Kevin the Quilter receive?
Regardless of my pranks.......I was a good boy this year!
Oh yeah! A cone of Aurifil!
A great pair of gingher scissors
so I can cut through that scrap stash!
Look at these little gems!
I can't wait to start reading them on the plane!
Clockwise starting from top left.....
"Strip your Stash" by Gudrun Erla
"Savannah" pattern by Red Crinoline Quilts
"Treasures from the Barn" by Linda Collins
"Small & Scrappy" by Kathleen Tracy.
I also received the following 2 shirts.....
"I quilt because the voices in my head
tell me to"
"Quilting is cheaper than therapy"
And before all of this merry mayhem.....
You may find everything about this mystery by clicking
Bonnie gave us clue 5 early as a gift!
64 half square triangles done!
To see what quilters from around the globe
are making with this mystery quilt, I am
Linking up with Bonnie's
I am also linking up with my QOV quilting buddy,
I am curious if there will be a fast and furious end to
this mystery as in year's past, or if Bonnie has
something else up her sleeve?????
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
We certainly did!
Especially my sister! LOLOLOL
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter