December 27, 2011

A Griswold Family Christmas

The holiday weekend got off to a rough start for me. After experiencing a situation eerily similar to this, the Griswold Christmas Vacation continued when I was up in the attic and accidentally put my foot through the bathroom ceiling. The whole family was over for Christmas Eve and we were short a stocking, so I went up in the attic to grab one. I didn't bother to turn on the light because I knew the location of the box I needed, and while stumbling around in the dark, my idiot self thought there was a board over one section (where there obviously wasn't, lol!) and I stomped right through the ceiling. I let out a yell, and when Ray and his brother came running, my size 11 foot and part of my calf were dangling through the bathroom ceiling. Aside from a small bruise on my knee (and ego), I was completely fine, and we all got a pretty good laugh out of it! ;)

The good news is, it's not as big a deal for us as it would be for most, because my father-in-law and brother-in-law both work at the family roofing & drywall business, so fixing it should be quick & painless :)

The hubs and I are currently laying on the sofa watching mindless reality TV (Ice Road Truckers - woot woot!), so here's a quick Telschow 2011 Christmas in review...

These are the handmade gifts I mailed to my family in Kentucky. The Echino bag & Strawberry clutch were for my sister, the houndstooth bag for my mom, the box pouch sets for my aunts, and the coffee coozies for my mom and dad.

This is a plaid yoga mat carrier I designed for my dad. It wraps around and velcros in place. I didn't know the circumference of his mat, so I made the velcro strips pretty long to allow for adjustment. The inside is flannel to keep the mat from sliding around.

Another Sidewalk Satchel for my future sister-in-law. The purple Keyka Lou clutch was also for her, and the Amy Butler one was for my cousin.

Puppy Adventures...

Human Adventures...


 Blue Steel.

 I made homemade cinnamon buns - yum!

My mother-in-law drinking eggnog out of a gravy boat. Long story, but my husband's usual shenanigans are to blame ;)

My new cutting mat wouldn't lay flat, so naturally the logical solution was to lay on it (rather than re-rolling it in the opposite direction)

We're a crazy & colorful bunch, but we always manage to have a good time ;) 

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas with your loved ones (and Santa brought you all the quilting supplies on your list!)


Your Christmas looks like a lot of fun!! The gifts are gorgeous :)
I'm still laughing that you put your foot through the ceiling!!

um yeah...that last picture needs to be next year's Christmas card!

That whole post made me smile. Glad you had a fun Christmas. And, ooooh, loving the size of your cutting mat!

Awesome post! Your bags look great and it looks like you and yours had a great time for Christmas. The pups are cute too. :)

Have a great rest of the week!

Had a great Christmas. Son, daughter-in-law, 2 grands, and DIL's parents came out for presents and prime rib. Yum! I got a 28mm rotary cutter - rounds out my collection. I am typing on my Zaggmate keyboard for my ipad. Love it. Makes commenting on blogs so much easier. I find the on screen keyboard unwieldy and slow. Not much time to sew now. Going on a trip next week for three weeks. Have to get us and the house ready. I will be shopping for a new serger. Thinking about a Babylock - I want auto threading and cover stitch. I have an old Kenmore. Your foot through the BR ceiling - hilarious! Glad you weren't hurt bad. Bonus that your family is in the business. Love your gifts for family members - I made pouches for gifts this year.Have a happy New Year.

I L-O-V-E it!! What a happy Christmas- you all obviously had a marvelous time :) Makes me smile!! Hugs!

Looks like you had so much fun!! I got the same mat I love how big it is!!

You crack me up, and I definitely watched Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve, followed by Three Amigos. Always a winner. I'm glad you had a fun holiday with your family!

Hee hee, love the various antics. Alas, we had no drinking out of the gravy boat, but I did have a truly surreal conversation on the phone with my granny who was thanking me for a gift she hadn't actually had yet! When asked where it was, I could only answer honestly 'In my lap', as I was finishing it off - this sent my other gran, who was sitting in the room with me, into a fit of the giggles...

A trombone, puppy scarves, a leg through the ceiling, and Lana drinking from the gravy boat -- can I come to y'all's Christmas celebration next year? The most exciting it got over here was when my brother received a bright red old lady dress for Christmas. But then everyone realized that someone had just handed him the wrong package. Yup. Not as exciting as a trombone....

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