Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sometimes the Smallest packages are just so sweet!

Warmest wishes... Today in the mail I received such a sweet little gift. One of my friends is madly in like with tea. I have always enjoyed tea, but since hanging out with her it has such a larger meaning. Anyhow in the card she sent were 3 of her favorite teas. Along with a note that she would have sent 4 but she KNOWS the 4th is already my favorite. I am thinking that for such a small package it is a wonderfully thoughtful sweet package of joy. Thank you to my tea friend.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Baby Quilt Nov/Dec 2009

I got the idea for this quilt when I was down in TX visiting~ meeting Tristin our grandson. Since I needed to make another baby quilt I decided to go with my idea. So glad I was able to strip cut this even the 3 colors put together took a bit of time. Even for this smaller quilt the top took almost all of 3 yards of fabric ... less maybe 1/8th of a yard of the green. So glad to finish it BEFORE Christmas break.

pictures 1-3 you can see that I stitched "straight" down the center of each block. Then obviously the back of the quilt, followed by the "full view."
I wish I had down the "stripes" the other way.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas decorating 2009

Oh what a joy decorating this year for Christmas has been! Last year we were in Korea so we were VERY limited as to what we had and could decorate with. I think this year there is NOTHING left that we could decorate with!

I love all of our victorianish ornaments and yes there are a lot of them. Hence VICTORIAN :D

On the mantel besides the Nativity that my mom made and gave to me years ago, I also hung a swag and our stockings. (The side note to that Nativity is that the entire time my mom was making it I harassed her as to it being TOO bright and NO one would want to decorate with it... oh to eating ones words)

Here in the Kitchen are the little beaded trees I made with a friend back when Ric was in Seminary.

The joy of our little wooden soldiers! The first one we got was the green guy in front that Ric's father got for him when he went to Germany in 1980.

In our dining area we have our Red, White and Blue tree, and we are celebrating Advent we have really enjoyed how the scriptures remind us daily of the reason we celebrate Christmas.

The table cloth is another quilted topper I made while in Korea last year.

On our entertainment center I have put up another swag as well as the stockings I cross stitched years ago and the angles I made way back in the 90's.

Down lower you see little dwarfs. My Grandmother made me this set it is one of my most precious gifts from her.

Oh the happy happy joy of this time of celebration of our Sweet Baby Jesus coming ... all so He could die for you and for me so we could go be with Him for all eternity!