Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Day

Once again I'm having troubles posting. So I'm using fewer photos this time. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Westcott Family Christmas Eve 2015

 We hosted the annual Westcott Christmas Eve brunch, which has been going on in some form since we were kids, I suppose. My siblings and I meet, with our families, and the menu rarely veers too far from custard, bacon, cheese fondue casserole, and fruit salad. This year my son and fam were unable to make it - life is hectic for them, having a very young baby just getting over her first cold. But they did arrive later, thank heavens. 

When it was time to take the annual family photo, no one brought a camera! But we figured out the iPhone timer and leaned it up against a potted plant, lol. 
We also miss our late brother, and his family, who live in Roseville and Seattle. 

Late afternoon, we greeted Warren, Cia, Valentina and Lily. 

Lily and Sammy became fast friends. 
After dinner the others had retired, and a few of us stayed up for a few more photos. Notice Lily and Valentina sharing Warren's lap!
Lastly, we used our newfound skills with timer and propping of the iPhone, and managed to get all five of us in the photo.  

Christmas Day photos next post.   

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Pre Christmas, artful buildup

I am drowning in photos. All I can do is take a stab at sharing them. This post is just the beginning. 

Frances Holliday Alford sent me this collage postcard, as a thank you for sending her a quilt block for her 60th birthday. 

 Santa medley, newly framed turtle mola. 

I made these for my granddaughters. Pattern by Ann Wood Handmade, Forest Folk. 

The Cooks are here. Sammy asleep by the fire. 

Sammy was a great helper for walking the dog. Christmas Eve morning: the festivities are about to begin!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Catching up

Sorry, dear readers. It's a busy time of year. Here are a few random photos that color my world. 
I participated in my friend Barbara's fun holiday boutique last week and was happy with how I did. I brought 5 dogs and sold them all! The birds did well, too.
Christmas is lots of work! It's fun to see all my old ornaments. They each tell a story. 
We like to go to Laguna Beach on the weekends. High tide at Cleo Street beach. 
And the shopping lady downtown was extra dressy. 
One of Valentina's first outings. 
Unicorn hat!
Love this contemplative pose....