It's tradition in our family to sew "babies" for our furbabies to have as their Christmas gifts. This year my mom (Country Mouse) made a Peg Bear from the One Yard Wonders book (page 252). I hadn't allowed the girls to play with Peg Bear yet because I wanted her to be pretty for pictures. I HAD to show you what a cute bear she is, right?
My husband finally grew tired of the girls ripping up his old socks and demanded that they get their Christmas baby. I know, it's two months after Christmas and I'm a bad dog mommy for not allowing them to play with their gift yet. So here are some pictures with Sadie and Peg Bear...
I think she likes her new baby.
Country Mouse has had plenty of practice sewing babies for the furbabies so she used a heavy weight fabric for the body for durability and just stitched the eyes rather than using plastic ones. I'm happy to report that Peg Bear is doing well.....even after a tug-of-war accident requiring surgery to repair an appendage.
We're back from Jamaica! Words really can't describe how wonderful and relaxing our vacation was. This was our second time visiting Jamaica (the first time was for my wedding two years ago). I hope so much that we will be able to return to this special place again.
The only decisions to be made were "pool or beach" "read or nap" "buffet or restaurant" A full week of only thinking about where to lounge and where to eat allows the stress to evaporate and relaxation to kick in.
Breakfast began each morning with Blue Mountain coffee and fresh fruit.
And sometimes we had a "rumuccino" - a cappuccino with rum cream!
Now that's how every day should begin, don't you agree?
Grilled Snapper for lunch. We usually ate around noon. Then my husband would eat again just a few hours later - this became known as "2nd lunch."
The food and drink presentation were amazing.
And the sunsets...breathtaking. The sun melts into the ocean.
While we were in Jamaica we kept thinking it was summer back home in Minnesota. We knew that wasn't possible, but it is so hard to imagine that it could be cold and snowy somewhere else in the world when you are in a warm tropical environment.
But it really is cold and snowy in Minnesota. In fact I've had to shovel twice so far this week! Back to reality!