I took a few photos of my little one playing with the Thomas train under our tree. He loves to operate it even though sometimes it comes off the tracks and he needs a little help to get it going again.
This time of year we try to cut over to some Christmas themed kids books during evening story book time. Even though Velveteen Rabbit was first published in 1922, it starts off with the rabbit's arrival in a Christmas stocking, so I like to re-read it. So timeless. My older one just loves it.
Busy times for my friends these days:
My friend Sharon of Knits are for Kids is off spinning up a very colorful storm. Check out her latest hand spun yarn here, and her flickr stream here for some beautiful photos.
My friend Susan of So Sue has been off taking in the sunshine in Hawaii, but managed to tear herself away from the beach to review some local quilt shops for you here. She's also been doing some beautiful paper piecing (adorable).
On my to-do list for an eventual trip to Southern California is to stop in at Down Home Country Antiques as Dawn of Collector With A Needle mentions. You know I'm a sucker for an antique quilt.
When I was reading this post at Quilting with the Past, I got interested in making some knit ornaments from the "55 Christmas Balls to Knit" book. I have some yarn imported from Norway that would be perfect for these.