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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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Didn't get to finish much Rudy stuff yesterday.  If this is the only blog of mine you read, you may not know that I have lost my job do to the wonderful economy 18 months ago.  It's getting better.....yeah, right.
Anyway, since I am over 50 and my field is all but dead (land development), I have decided to go in another direction and make my own career hand-dying wools for use in quilt appliques and rug-hooking.  

With all that said, I spent a good bit of the day working on samples for my vendor booth.  One of them that I finished this past week that is Christmas-related (after all, this is a Christmas blog and I need to show something Christmas-y!) was this Holly Wreath Penny Mat made with my hand-dyed wools.

Hope you had a good Rudy Day.  Next month, my two daughters and I will be having our annual Rudy Day of crafting together!  Can't wait!!

Blessings, Cathi

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Well, I sure dropped the ball last month with Rudy Day.  I was probably working on my business since I had a show the next week.

Today, Dear Hubby and TurfBoy (son #1)  are playing golf.  I think I will take advantage of the quiet and do some Rudy Day.

I started this quilt last Saturday . . . . . 

I borrowed this picture from the Farmhouse Threads website, the designer of the pattern.  Below is what I have finished so far. . . . .

I want to get the machine sewing finished so when I go out of town again, I just have handwork to do.

I think I will also work on my Christmas notebook today.  I haven't kept it up very much over the past year and a half due to life hiccups.  We didn't send out Christmas cards last year.  This year we need to do that and that may be a good thing to work on today.

I'll be back later today so check back by!

Blessings, Cathi