Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas Eve

Well folks, according to my youngest son it's been way too long since I last updated my blog.  Several friends have made the same comment so here I am, a month after my last post.
I'm happy that both my boys are home for the holidays but unfortunately, their trip here was not without difficulty.  Their very first flight on Wednesday morning experienced mechanical problems and let's just say that it was downhill from there.  They missed their international connection and wound up having to spend 2 days in Chicago.  Instead of arriving Thursday afternoon, they just arrived yesterday evening, frustrated and tired, but thankfully safe and sound.
I've been crocheting and doing a lot more cross-stitching than usual.  On Saturday, the 16th, I even held a cross-stitch workshop along with Mini (from the blog Miniz Diary) at The Secret Garden.
The boys wanted to rest up and relax today after their travel ordeal so we've just been hanging out at home.
I made vegan pancakes for breakfast.  They both say that they have no taste, but topped with cashew butter, jam and sliced banana and they taste pretty delicious to me.
This afternoon I crocheted some very simple star ornaments.  You can find the pattern on the blog One Dog Woof
The moon and a colorful winter sky to end the day.
Happy Holidays!

25 comments:

Createology said...

So happy to see you post. Thankfully safe is the best way to have your boys home with you for the holidays. Love your cross stitching and crochet. Enjoy time with family and friends and may you have Peace annd Joy for all of 2018. Blessings Dear...<3

Mereknits said...

Tammy, so glad to hear the boys finally got to your home safely. So sorry about the delay, I know every moment with them is precious. Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family. I appreciate your friendship. Peace my friend.

Kit said...

There you are my friend! Glad all is well and your boys got home finally. What is with the airlines lately? I have started flying a lot more and it is frustrating to say the least. May you have a wonderful Christmas. :) Kit

Teresa Kasner said...

Gosh, I'm sorry to hear of the boys travel travails.. but so glad they made it safe and sound to your home and hearth. I've missed you! Enjoy your time with your family, I know you will. Sending love to you all from Oregon.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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Tanna said...

So glad your boys made it safely home to you!! I'm sorry those two days were lost! Time with loves is so precious! Wishing you and yours all the very best! blessings ~ tanna

Angie said...

Tammy - I have been wondering where you got to ... so glad you've posted again! International travel can be very frustrating. Flights are scheduled so tightly these days that one leg that goes awry puts the whole trip off track. I hope that you enjoy the rest of their visit. Thanks so much for how you have welcomed me to the blogging community this year - it has meant a lot to me. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Betsy said...

I’m happy to hear that your boys are home and everyone is safely together. How great to have your cross stitch workshop. I think the star ornament is so cute. Merry, Merry Christmas my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

D said...

Jingles looks very relaxed!!!

Glad your boys finally made it home. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dee

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

I'm sorry that your boys had such an exhausting trip but it's great that you have them at home for the holidays. The cross-stitch cat is cute and the star is lovely.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Tammy! Have a great time with your sons! I'm sending some belly-rubs for Jingles.
xo Julia

a rich tapestry said...

It's good to hear from you and I'm thankful that your boys are safely home. I hope you can have a relaxing holiday. Best wishes to you and your family.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

So glad your boys arrived back home safe and sound - such a worry at times when travelling.
The cross stitch is lovely.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and happy holidays.
Hugs
Carolyn

Maya Kuzman said...

Your family is together and that's the most important thing!
I also wondered what has happened and thought they my feed is having a glitch or something and I even visited a couple of times in the past two weeks, just to make sure I am not missing on anything :)

Have a great time together and Happy Holidays!

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Tammy
I guess that their taste buds may have changed since they left home. lol
Enjoy your time with them.
Briony
x

Preeti said...

Glad your boys came home safe and could spend a relaxed holiday at home. Good to know you have such crafty meets and workshops in your place and Mini and her team has been successful in gathering crafting people.

Poppy said...

Hi Tammy,

Glad your boys got home safe and sound. I've had my share of delayed overseas flights in my time, and I can understand their frustration and exhaustion.

Your cross stitch could easily be a nod to Jingles, with the ginger cat and red and white accents, resembling its blanket!

Merry Christmas to you and yours and happy holidays!

Poppy

Quinn said...

Jingles!!!
Glad the boys made it safely - if slowly - home. Happy holidays to you and yours!
You'll laugh when I tell you: at first glance I thought that ornament was a red star with snow on it. I really did! Then I laughed at myself.
Just yesterday I watched part of a video about recreating historic recipes at Mount Vernon, and the cook made hoecakes (very simple cornmeal batter fried in a skillet) with cayenne of all things! She said it was commonly used, but I'd have to watch the whole video to see if she meant specifically used in hoecakes because the taste was considered bland without. I've never heard of such a thing, but then, I learn something new every day. And I suppose they didn't have bananas and peanut butter :)

Małgorzata P said...

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Susan said...

Hi Tammy. So glad your boys are both home. Also happy they traveled together. Sorry about the travel glitches. Hope you enjoy your time with them. Tammy, thanks so much for your visits and comments to my blog. Susan

Jodiebodie said...

Thank goodness your boys arrived safely and you are all together for the holiday season.
That photo of your cat curled up asleep on the blanket must exemplify the boys' feelings when they finally arrived. It is nice that you can all have a quiet time at home together. How lovely that you still had time for crafting at such a busy time of year. Very cute cross stitches and stars. Have a wonderful time with your family. It must warm your heart. Season's greetings, Tammy xx

She loves to crochet said...

Hope you are enjoying some lovely times with your family now Tammy, your cross-stitch and crocheted star are lovely. Best wishes for 2018 and wishing a safe return trip for your boys. Hx

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Tammy so happy you stopped by.
70's is the perfect temperature for me too-here in Missouri the summers are just too hot-I will never get used to the full sun here being closer to the earth as it was where we lived in northern Illinois-your summers would be just way too hot for me for sure.
sorry your boys had such a tiresome trip home-hope they did not have to go back so soon and could stay longer. but so glad they made it there in time for the holidays
I love your star ornament-very pretty
Happy Holidays to all of you and Happy New Year as well hugs from Missouri Kathy

Melanie said...

So glad your boys made it home safe and sound. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas together!

SusanLotus said...

I think the pancakes looks delicious.
But I must admit I have never eaten pancakes
with peanutbutter and bananas on top.
Maybe I should try? :)

Jingles is so sweet on the lovely blanket
I guess you made by yourself.

Blessings!
Sussie

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Happy that your two boys arrived home safe after being stuck for two days in Chicago!
Haha, they don't appreciate their Mom's healthy cooking after having eaten all American food... They better DO!
Like you, I ran behind in time as only yesterday I started reading blogs again. So much I had to catch up on, like laundry and cleaning and off we went for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve in Jacksonville, FL.
Went more south after that and yesterday my dear friend from Miami, who used to live in our town, came to visit us at the Hyatt House we stayed. Great for having such a one bedroom suite with full kitchen, it is like being home!
Hoping to meet with more friends this year... the time is running out.
Enjoy having your family complete and wishing you all a Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Mariette

Derya said...


Hi Tammy, I do not know if we can live together very sweet, but we want it very much. You are doing cross-processing very nice, I like to do this job very pleasantly and comfortably. The boys' mood in the ride was annoying but I was very glad that they were good and healthy. Do not take too long for blog posts because we enjoy reading and watching... :)

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