Their grandma spent Christmas with us and my husband and I were able to play a lot of tennis on Christmas day, which was so much fun! Thankfully the weather was cool, so we played while waiting for the dinner to cook and then again after dinner.
On Boxing Day we went down to the coast to visit more family and spent a couple hours at the beach. It was the first swim in the ocean for the year and even the boys got their feet wet, although I think Oliver was a bit frightened by the big waves and cold water. They brought their tractors along and loved the endless "sandpit" that the beach provides.
Over the last week I got out my Tumbler quilt top and decided to finish it. I decided I would try something new on the machine. I used a p2p pattern and custom quilted each tumbler. I'm starting to get the gist of using some other bits of my machine and will try doing some more custom quilting for myself in future.
If you recall this quilt top from my previous post about it, I made it using the Quiltsmart method, which I don't think I would do again. So far of the Quiltsmart products I have tried I would recommend the Lonestar quilts, the Mariner's Compass quilts, the Pumpkin Seed (Orange Peel) quilt and the Mondo Bag. I have more to try yet though, so I will keep you informed.