Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas in the Making

We’ve been enjoying the season, and looking forward to today with great anticipation.

Last weekend I spent the afternoon with The Tarte Family and The BH Boys.


Joe had agreed to teach Cindy and I to make tamales.

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This is not a quick, let’s just throw these together dinner!

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Fun day learning something new,

and  though I was voted least likely to succeed in the tamale making circle,

they were certainly enough to impress everyone who tried them!


Then I tied myself to the chair so I could finish a couple of quilts.

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Thankfully I have been introduced to Hulu and Netfix  so I can be entertained while I sew.

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Wish I had taken a picture of the finished projects  before I wrapped them , but it is hard to think of these details at 3am.

Another reason for starting projects  a little earlier I suppose…

Sweet little babies came to make Christmas special.

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Bringing a message for all,


“give the ones you love a hug!”


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  1. Now this is a true Southwest christmas eve Tradition . This year I went vegetarian so no tamales. I missed them . I made green chile corn chowder instead .

  2. Merry Christmas Joy, hope your day was all that you wanted. Hugs Florence

  3. Hi dear friend. I miss you, but so good to hear you had a nice Christmas. I hope we can get together soon!


  4. What a wonderful holiday Joy!!! Merry Christmas!!

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  6. It was so nice for us to be with you this holiday season.



  7. Joy, it was such a treat to run into you at Monticello yesterday! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  8. Hey Doll,
    "Happy New Year!"
    Have A Fabulous 2011!