For Peter and I, we spent Christmas with his family which was SO much fun! Christmas Eve we prepared for a big Christmas dinner complete with a delicious ham, cheesy potatoes, brussel sprouts (which I LOVED), and a great salad, oh and I can't forget the orange rolls and Waldorf salad I was in charge of. That evening was spend finishing up last minute presents (like my father-in-law's gift - which I will post later), crafting, and enjoying singing Christmas carols and reading the Christmas story out of Luke 2.
For our craft we tied quilts (which I unfortunately didn't get to participate in because I was working on a gift) and making scarfs which was SO fun and really easy!
They are No-Knit and Martha Stewart gives great directions (although I have my adjustments...) Basically you take 12 lengths of bulky-weight yarn (Martha suggests 1 1/2 times the desired length but I found that the center pieces become shorter faster so I would suggest doing those 2 times the length desired length) Divide those pieces into 4 bunches of three strands each. Tie 2 bunches together in a square knot leaving about 6 inches of fringe at the end - do the same with the remaining two bunches. Pin those knots to a piece of foam board and then continue knotting the strands together starting with the inner two bunches and leaving about a 1 inch space between knots. Trim to even the ends. - We also added some fun decorative type yarns into our bunches for a really cute result! I will post pictures of our scarfs later...
There is your tip for the day and hopefully I will be back with more details of our Christmas holiday and New Year's Eve ideas this weekend!