Had a busy weekend. Saturday we took our mom to lay a wreath on Dad's graves, and decorate the graves of other relatives. She's 91 and frail, and we saw so many other middle aged folks doing the same with their frail parents. Is this a custom in your family too?
Sunday I had a holiday dinner out with my two quilting friends here. Between general busy-ness and colds that we don't want to pass around, it seems to be far too long between visits together. I hope we can quilt more together in 2016.
On to Allietare, it's time for the Clue 3 Linkup! I am loving these golds, they are so ITALIAN. I've been to Italy twice, and treasure the memories, but I grew up next door to my Italian maternal grandparents. Christmas traditions are rich in our culture. Friends randomly dropping by with trays of food because everyone has made too much! Fish and angel hair on Christmas eve, some folks still do the 7 different fishes. Strufoli always seemed a favorite of the old ladies as they sat long at the table chatting and laughing. Here is a genuine Italian recipe from the "olda country" as they used to call it.
Sort of has some Allietare colors in the photo, huh?
And Panettone, toasted, sliced and buttered for breakfast. Italian raisin bread, only with richer taste. Packaged in a lovely hatbox like thing with a ribbon loop at the top so it was easy to carry along as a gift. I always give one to my mom.
Today I got my Christmas packages out, did some paperwork and settled down to crank out more four patches. I'm not even halfway done, but I am very well caught up on holiday preps, so I should be able to catch up by tomorrow or Wed at the latest.
Not sure if my notes will display at a readable font here, but I am asking how many of you are using that gold that the blue arrow is pointing too (please leave a comment) and if you know how old that fabric is. If you scroll down this blog, you can see I am using it in several quilts, and I bet it's played a part in many earlier scrappy adventures as well. . .
That pink thing is the wire from my earbuds, as I am listening to Pandora, enjoying great Christmas choral music on the Chanticleer Holiday Channel.