Here the opossum is finished-finished! No I did not get the chipmunk done, but I have him with me. If I get him done by Monday, I will find a quick frame at Michael's and just frame him. The opossum took FOREVER to finish. I thought I was going to finish him on the sewing machine, but the braid I wanted to use with him was pillow braiding with an attached flange. The braid was just too big to fit with any feet I had for my machine. So I ended up doing it all by hand. It's not perfectly square, but I think my mother-in-law will like him and that's what really counts. And we will have something that she will like for her for Christmas. Adults are just so hard to shop for.
We got to Kentucky just fine. My friend, Kristen, said that if we packed underwear and a top in our carryon we would obviously get our luggage just fine. And she was right! I wish I had done so that last three times the airline lost our luggage on the way to Lexington. The family is fine, but they didn't give us a Christmas list until yesterday. Today we spent all day at the mall and were mostly successful. We will still have to go out again tomorrow, but we do that most Christmases. Tonight is dinner out with family and tomorrow a dinner with our long time friends, Scott and Jane. Even though we see each other several times a year, it is mostly at conventions. Now we will just have a relaxing time and sit and talk. That is always the best part of our trip to Lexington. I hope everyone else's travels are peaceful and that you all have the merriest of Christmases.