I have spent the last couple of weeks fending off the coming Christmas invasion but I finally had to surrender last week and just embrace the season. What this means is that there has been copious amounts of Christmas cooking….
which resulted in a staggering number of Christmas cookies (aka biscuits) which we delivered around town yesterday….
Operation Cookie drop 2013 was much more successful than 2012’s operation (which ended abruptly after only 3 hours). This year we managed to deliver to 16 different households in two States – it took us 6 1/2 hours, over a 1/3 tank of petrol (gas), 4 Christmas albums and quite a bit of caffeine.
As we staggered home at 8.30pm last night we both agreed that we needed to re-think some of the aspects of this tradition. We both agreed that next year we need to have more Christmas themed outfits for our delivery, with my husband enthusiastically declaring “great you can quilt me an elf outfit”.
So now that I have surrendered completely to the holiday spirit I am going to take this week off to enjoy the company of my darling husband, our fabulous friends and family. I am going to watch “Love Actually” for the third time this week, try to sleep in a little, try not to eat too much and see how long I can go without quilting something. I will be back next Monday, sugared up and ready to go.
So until then…from our house to your house…. Merry Christmas…Happy Holidays… Happy Hanukkah…Seasons Greetings.
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Merry Christmas…and we look forward to seeing the “elf” photo next Christmas. :0)
I will make sure that there is an appropriately festive photo of the quilted elf next year! LOL.
That top pic is priceless…happy times!!! Hope you have a fab Christmas and New Year. Enjoy the holidays and get a good rest 🙂
Um, hello? Where are my biccies? 🙂
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
They are sitting on my kitchen table. Want to drop by and collect them?
So, can we see the elf outfit AND an apron? I’ve made a few bickies myself, but nothing on the epic scale of your production… I’m waiting to unleash my lethal (highly inflammable) rum soaked Christmas cake on the unsuspecting rellies! Have a wonderful Christmas, don’t hold back, you’ve got the rest of the year to recover. See you soon in blogland!
Merry Christmas to you and your elf!
Your husband is a hero, a giant among men. Please gift him a new apron for the next holiday season to put a big smile on his face. Merry Christmas.
I could gift him a new apron but he would insist in wearing whatever one is in the kitchen which is usually mine. He has his own manly version of this apron but I was wearing it at the time.
Sometimes I wish wordpress had a ‘like’ button.
I was just thinking the same thing.
I cannot believe he said that! He would wear an elf costume? You are a lucky girl.
(I love fancy dress, but my husband dreads having to wear a costume.)
Have a great Christmas!
Some how I found a husband who likes dressing up more than me. Every year his birthday has a theme and elaborate costumes. So the hunt is on for a elf costume pattern.
Merry Christmas to you and your family! I about died laughing at that first photo!
I had to come by and have a read, due to the apron photo 🙂 Congrats on the successful cookie drop!!
Merry Christmas Cath!
Sounds like quite a trip! And I bet those on the receiving end wouldn’t want you to change a thing 🙂
By the way, what is that yummy looking cupcake type goodie in the foreground of the second picture? Looks like it’s covered in granola? Hope you had a nice Christmas. Have a safe and happy New Year too!
What a lovely tradition! 😉 Have a good week!