Monday, December 17, 2007
Christmas fun...and The Reveal
The Turner clan Christmas gathering is officially over- at least the part where we all gather for dinner at my house. It takes days of preparation, and then it is over so quickly! Of course, after having a week of warm days in the 70's and 80's, it turned very cold Friday night. Dave, Emily, Charlie and I were the only ones there on Friday night, and we bundled up in parkas to watch the Geminid meteor shower from our deck. That was a delightful prelude to the busy Saturday. I think about forty were there for dinner, and it rained for about the fifth time all year. The weather forecast for ice and snow in the mountains prevented my aunt and cousin from Alaska from coming down from Virginia. But all the NC mountain Turners braved the trip.
Just had to show off granddaughter Lily in her Christmas outfit! She was quite the party girl. Avery was much more sedate than usual, and in fact took a little snooze while all the company was there. The next morning, we exchanged presents with Dave and Emily, since they are going to be in Richmond for Christmas. So---I am now able to reveal my secret project from last week! Here is Emily's fiber shawl that I made on my long-arm machine. I decided to name it Precious Gems. I couldn't locate my camera while we were opening gifts, so I asked Dave to take her picture wearing it and send it to me. But here it is:I took lots of photographs and took notes while I was making it. The plan is to post a tutorial. Frankly, I am still exhausted and don't have the energy! But check back and I will see what I can do!