A little about me . . . . I am the owner of RGA Design and I am passionate about teaching. Our business is all about helping others learn to machine quilt. I designed the Patriot Dream fabric line for Henry Glass with machine quilters in mind. My husband, Andy, has even learned to speak the quilting language. Our five children are grown, married to amazing people, and are parents to our wonderful grandchildren (13 with 4 more on the way). Read on for my thoughts on the holidays . . . .
1. What is your favorite holiday food?
I love holiday treats and we always try to have a lovely Christmas dinner with all the trimmings using our nicest dishes and linens. Cranberry sauce (secret word) is a great way to add a Christmas color to our meal.
2. Does your family have a favorite holiday tradition?
Our family loves to celebrate Christmas together. One of our traditions is to break family traditions. One year, we surprised our children on Christmas Eve by letting them open all their presents and instead of our usual Christmas Day celebrations, we went snow skiing. It has been a wonderful memory and something my children often talk about even years later.
My oldest (and only) daughter did NOT like sitting on Santa's lap. Visiting Santa became low on the priority list for our family during December mostly because we do not live near one of the malls where Santa hangs out!
I love spending time with family during the holidays. However, since we have exponential growth and are scattered over several states, we are thankful for whatever time we get together. Two years ago we were able to have a family gathering during Christmastime where every family member was present . . . and we have the picture to prove it!
Now for our project and free pattern . . . .
Ten Minute Table Runner & Twelve Minute Gift Bag
|This runner is made with 1/3 yard of a theme print and 2/3 yards of coordinating fabric. |
The red stripe is from my Patriot Dream line.