Christmas Eve day found me busy with last minute preparation and full of anticipation.
The mail brought me a Pay It Forward package from Sarah Fielke.
A lovely Christmas Eve surprise! Thank you, Sarah!
We had a delicious Christmas Eve family dinner at my sister's loft, and
then attended the 11:00 Christmas Eve service of our church (Solid Rock), which was held in downtown Portland at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. It was a fabulous way to celebrate and begin Christmas Day with family and friends!
Molly's fiance, Peter, spent the night, so it was a joy to wake up after a few hours of sleep to have him open presents with us. And then the extended family arrived to spend the day, from brunch till dinner, with a few margaritas in between. What a day!
(Table runner made years ago by my MIL)
The "kids": future SIL Peter, daughter Molly, niece Lauren, nephew Mark, son Michael.
Did I mention that it turns out my that husband is a pretty good liar. And the kids are in cahoots with him!
(1) He went shopping with Molly at 4:00 a.m. on Black Friday (I know!) and came home with a Cusinart Food Processor for her. I said that I wished I had known, because mine is so worn out after years of heavy use, that you have to hold the pieces together and push down on the whole thing just right to get it to work. Of course, he said that they only had a limited number, the sale price was only for a limited time, etc. I didn't think anything more about it, until I opened the package Christmas morning. The tag read, "Merry Christmas -- I lied!"
(2) He started emailing me earlier in the month about Juki sergers -- were they good, would I want one, etc. Then when I asked him about it, he told me that he had a chance to get one for an incredible deal, but that he had not had the time to respond during his work day and lost the deal to someone else. It was donated to a radio station fund raiser by a local sew and vac store with lifetime sewing lessons. It was an amazing deal, so it made sense to me that someone else got it before Steve. So, I was really surprised to get this (from Michael, Molly, and Peter).
So, apparently, I live with a bunch of liars. Thank goodness!
Just between us, I'm thrilled with, but more than a little intimidated by this beautiful machine. I can't wait for my first lesson!
Do you own a serger? Have you ever used one? What projects have you used it for?
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan