What is Rudy Day ? .....

I've always enjoyed Christmas. The decorations, the flurry and, of course, the real meaning but always felt let down on December 26. It was all over in a flash. All the planning and doing was gone in a minute. Finally I found the OC ...not the tv show but the Organized Christmas website which led to the Magical Holiday Home Forum. I don't even know how I found it but I did. And they had this wonderful thing called Rudolph Day....Rudy Day to most of us.....that lets you think, plan, dream about Christmas at least once a month on the 25th. And the best thing was I found more people out there just like me ! Crazy about all things Christmas. Well, almost obsessive. But to my family and friends that think I'm nuts half the time, I just want you to know there is no cure for it so don't try to find one. I wouldn't want the cure if you could find one anyway.
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Rudy Day . . . . .

Oh, how I wish I could say I did something for Rudy Day today.  But alas, we are still working on our downstairs flooring (see my primitive blog for an explanation).

There is no bathroom downstairs or tv.  The kitchen is at the most bare minimum.  But after a long day's work today, I think I may talk Dear Hubby into watching a Christmas movie later on in our room.  Anything other than Christmas with the Kranks.  

Although he is a big Tim Allen and Jamie Leigh Curtis fan, he just doesn't believe a mother would really act that way about a daughter being gone for Christmas.  But then again, he isn't a mother.

We would also have to stop whatever movie we decide on to check on the Clemson/Univ. of SC baseball game.

They are one of the biggest rivalries in the South . . . . but usually for football.  It's just amazing that they are both even in the College World Series.  And for both of them to make the 'final four'.  Both my boys went to Clemson as well as one of my brothers so you know who we'll be pulling for!

I hope I can do at least two things tonight while switching channels . . . . .  going over the Christmas card list from last year and planning the 'project' for Christmas in July on July 25th with my girls.  Maybe I'll even have the brain power to think of the on-line Christmas in July project for all my bloggy friends.

Hope you are all doing something Christmas-y today.  Maybe dragging it on all weekend!

Blessings, Cathi

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Christmas Quilt . . . . . one month at a time. . . . .

I won a quilt pattern from Paula the Quilter's blog last year. Since it was a Christmas pattern, I thought I would treat it as a BOM (block of the month for you non-quilters).  So I started last  September with the first row.

I think I have done a pretty good job keeping up with them.  If I don't finish one a month, I at least do several the next month to keep caught up.

I think I am still missing May which is a row of presents.  June is supposed to be the sashing and July the borders.  That gives me several months to get it quilted before I start Christmas decorating.  

Oh, how I hope I have it all finished in time.  I know I have the time but maybe not the will power.  Usually I run out of steam before the end!

Blessings, Cathi