Monday, December 17, 2012
Tradition with a twist : your opinion ?
Happy to have finally been able to upload one photo! I picked up this one because these days I am using all of Yoko Saito's techniques to finish the Quilt ME Club project.
I love trying new things and techniques but for appliqué, I prefer hand appliqué above any other techniques and I love to appliqué small bias strips using Yoko's techniques.
I can now also appliqué both tiny and big pieces without any shifting at all (which was my problem with big pieces).
Thanks to the class with Yoko Saito and also to the books with step by step photos, I am ready to tackle the Japanese projects that make me dream.
But back to the title and the traditions in my family. For Christmas's eve, all my family members who are not in their in-laws' come over to my place. We spend the evening together around a nice meal with oysters and seafood as a starter, pan-sautéed scallops and vegetables as a main dish, cheese and dessert. We usually start dinner at 9:00 pm when we are back from mass.
On Christmas day, we go to my brother-in-law and spend the day with all my in-laws. We usually have foie gras, oysters again, roasted turkey with different vegetables, crepes and different other desserts. All the cousins are together and it's usually a fun day.
In my family, New Year's eve is always spent with very close friends. This year is no exception! This is a very late dinner and it often lasts till morning. The tradition with my friends is that each couple buys one inexpensive little present for one couple. We number the presents and during the night we draw the numbers to know who got what. It's always fun. This is where I'd like your opinion!!! This year, I have another idea! I'd like that each couple buys a paperback edition of a book he has particularly liked and would like his friends to discover. Tradition respected...with a twist ;-) What do you think ?
We will gather this week to decide on the dishes so I will tell them my idea.
Well, if you have read so far, I'd like your advice about something regarding my blog.
Blogger doesn't allow me to post more photos on the free contract. They asked me to buy some storage space which I am willing to do but the only means is to make an unlimited subscription and pay month by month. I don't like that and I usually prefer paying once for the entire year.
Another solution is to create a new blog but I like my blog and don't want to get rid of it. If you've been through the same problem, I'd really appreciate if you could tell me what you think is best to do ?
Thanks a lot ;-)
I am looking forward to solving this little problem because I would like to share with you my Quilt Me Club quilt.