Thursday, December 1, 2011
I was so excited to sign up for the Holiday Advent Tour event again this year--that is until I realized that I was assigned Day 1. No pressure or anything!! BUT IT IS A LOT OF PRESSURE! What will I write about? I'll have barely done any shopping at that point, I'll be lucky to have my decorations up, I won't have baked a single cookie, I'm not sure I'll have done anything holidayish.
I've participated in the Blogger Holiday Advent twice before--the first time I shared the Christmas Village tradition and the second time I shared the Bake Day tradition. Growing up we always had holiday traditions which made this time of year so much fun but also memorable and special. Since this year will be my first Christmas a mother, I've started thinking a lot about family traditions and how they begin.
Because Scott and I have spent all of our married Christmases running around town(s) to visit all of the family households, we haven't had much time to ourselves to begin our own holiday traditions. Honestly I'm not sure that we've ever spent Christmas morning in our own bed? So now that this year we are three, my hope is that we will eventually have traditions to call our own--whether adapted from traditions that Scott and I had as children or adapted from traditions that I have seen others adopt, or complete organic traditions.
I'm currently working on a Christmas quilt. Many of you know that I've been participating in an Online Virtual Quilting Bee and when I found out that November would be my month to send out fabric, I knew that I wanted to send out Christmas fabrics. I think Scott is tired of me gushing about how one day our kids will run to get the Christmas Quilt so that we can snuggle under it while reading Christmas stories. Sadly the quilt won't be finished this year, but it should be ready to go for next year.
Below are a few squares that I've made along with the squares that I've received back from the other Bee members. The big squares are 12.5" and with five packages still outstanding you can see that this will be a big quilt to cuddle under! Can't wait. ;)
What special holiday traditions do you have? How did those traditions come into shape?