Had to think about Christmas today! The family will be here tomorrow night—we need to eat dinner but it’s crazy..there are so many different diets for only 10 people, including 4 picky children, that there has to be a big variety. The daughters in law are now deciding what they can bring. I’ll make a FEW (fake) meatballs as is our Swedish Xmas Eve tradition. Also today I made the Limpa bread..Swedish rhy. One of these years I’m going to stop. This might be the last. :-) I’m sure it will work out somehow but I’ll be glad to be on the other side of Christmas. The cross-stitching is from someone in the family long ago but I don't know who,....
It will be interesting to see how my pile of children’s books goes over this year… (H is betting NOT well...we'll see...Fiona wants to be a writer and illustrator, this week. ) I buy them for the art and design..as well as the subject, but they are BOOKS not screens. I let them pick (no wrapping, except for the family camp Blurb book) ….my favorite this year is “Radioactive, Marie and Pierre Curie. A tale of Love and Fallout," by Lauren Redniss with wonderful drawings, including lots of cyanotypes (I know them as blueprints..) " Here are a few of the pages..some of the blueprints are then hand colored. My Dad used to make blueprints for our Christmas cards..
Wishing everyone that celebrates a happy holiday…..