Sunday, December 26, 2010


We had a very nice Christmas. Very lazy - slept in until 9 or so then got up and had our usual juice and coffee then we opened our stockings like we have always done. Filled with small, sometimes silly things but that makes it all the more fun. After that we had breakfast of fresh pineapple and very large, delicious cinammon rolls. That is not our usual breakfast. Usually cereal with fruit in season, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, etc. cut up on it. Speaking of season I have been waiting for the Florida strawberry crop and it is just starting. Haven't seen any at the markets but today our Publix store had them advertised in the food paper so bring them on. I love strawberries.
In season we just eat them out of hand and also have waffles with them.

After breakfast we opened our gifts. Our son & daughter had gone in together and bought Harv a Squeeze Box radio that works off the WiFi. We have terrible radio reception in our area of Florida and a lot of static. This radio can pick up stations all over the country and if today was any example it played beautifully. We had no idea there was such a thing until a neighbour mentioned it to Harv at a party. He had asked for one for Christmas. They both like jazz and got talking about missing their good jazz stations and that is when this was mentioned. We have picked up our WGN from Chicago and now I can just push a button and listen to my guys up there.

We both got a lot of nice things and I got 4 sewing/collage books. That will keep me busy for awhile. I am interested in getting into the paper arts for awhile and give cq a rest. That is once I finish this last quilt.

We had 2 other couples over for dinner and it was a great time. I had our usual crackers and made them play along, hats and all. They really are a silly fun thing with the little games, toys, etc. and the jokes. We were all laughing. We had a spiral cut ham that I made. Sweet potatoes plus a potato casserole one of the other gals made. Corn pudding one made and frozen peas plus crescent rolls I had. Dessert was vanilla ice cream with home made cherry preserves I made last summer and brought down. Along with this was a plate of various cookies. All in all it was a great meal. Of course in there were a few martinis, manhattens, wine and white grape juice. No driving to worry about. Just walk across and down the street. The weather co-operated and was in the 70's. Today it turned bitter cold and was not above 40 outside with a very cold wind. We are back to worrying about freezing crops, flowers, etc. for the next couple of days. Poor growers.

Harv took a picture of the table set up and one of me. I will show an updated me. The other one is quite a few years old. Don't throw tomatoes at me please.


Createology said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. Happy week ahead...

Debra Spincic said...

Throw tomatoes?
No way!

You are one beautiful woman in all ways!

maggi said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. I had never heard of a squeeze box before either - sounds great. Love the top you are wearing.

Anonymous said...

Freda, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments about my pouches, etc. The little "quilt" on my's a design by this company: I love their work! It's called "Sweet Pea". I've made two with this pattern. They also do cross stitch patterns that I love! But their quilts...amazing!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy Stitching!
Hugs, Diane

Magpie's Mumblings said...

My goodness - throw tomatoes? In that lovely white room? I don't THINK so!!! Lovely photos.

Plays with Needles said...

Your eyes are gorgeous Freda! Thanks for the info about the radio...I'll have to check it out!