Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Decorating

I've been seeing so many blogs with such beautiful Christmas decorating. I think this means I'm way way behind with my decorating, so yesterday I spent the day playing with all my Christmas treasures. Here are two snowmen I made a very long time ago. The taller snowman is made of muslin and the smaller one is made using quilt batting.
A small tree wallhanging I made a few years ago.
This little tree is filled with crocheted snowflakes made by my dear grandma. She's been gone for almost a year now, so I wanted to decorate this little tree in her memory.
I love snowmen. These are made of wood and not made my me.
We had our traditional French dinner at our regular monthly stitching group. Andree made us the meal her mother would make when she was a kid. There was roast pork with pototoes and veggies. The dessert was fresh pineapple grilled and hot chocolates sauce drizzled on top. Sorry I didn't get a picture of that...it was delicious.

Here are the "Thank You" gift we surprised our host with. As we were all bringing out our blocks Andree was puzzled why she wasn't included in making these blocks. Then we told her the blocks were for her. You should have heard her laughing and so very surprised that we would do this for her. I think the blocks really turned out well and coordinate well, that was another pleasant surprise.

Season's Greetings to everyone.

24 comments:

Mar said...

Everything looks wonderful, I really like those blocks!

Greenmare said...

Looks great!!! I love the snowmen!

Darlene said...

I love all your snowmen - very, very cute!

Those blocks are wonderful - I'm sure your friend was very surprised and excited. :-)

Belvie said...

I love all your snowmen. I especially like the snowflakes your grandmother made. I have made a couple for my tree. Hers inspire me to make more.

Doodlebug Gail said...

The French dinner sounds delicious and how nice that your host loved her blocks - they are lovely.

Nicole said...

The snowmen you made are just adorable. My grandma used to crochet snowflakes for the tree too. I wish had more than just a couple.
Those churn dash blocks with the square in the square centers are fantastic! Can you tell me where you found the instructions for the blocks?

Marilyn R said...

Your Christmas decorations are wonderful! I loved the churn blocks!

Libby said...

Love your decorations . . . but the Snowflakes from Grandma tree is the best of all *s*

Knot Garden said...

Love the snowmen, I always have a snowman and trees theme on my mantel at Christmas. How lovely that you have the snowflakes made by your Grandma. I'm sure you must treasure them.
I'm even further behind with my Christmas decorating - I must get started on it!

Kathy Wagner said...

Lovely blocks for the hostess!
We have some crocheted snowflakes from my mother-in-law similar to yours...they are real keepsakes.

Wendy K said...

All your Christmas decorations look lovely, I particularly like your Grandma's crocheted snowflakes what a beautiful way to remember her!

Thimbleanna said...

I love your snowmen and particularly your snowflakes. It's always so much better when the decorations have a wonderful memory or person attached to them!

Guðrún said...

Your decorations are so beautiful.

Judy said...

Your decorating is beautiful! Your crocheted ornaments look a lot like the ones my Mom has made for me. She does wonderful crochet work. My Grandma passed away a year ago in October.....to be 60 and still have a Grandma is to be blessed!

Pam said...

The little Snowflakes are so lovely. It is so nice that you will always have them and they will be a reminder of your Grandmother.

Your decorating is way ahead of mine :)) Hopefully next Monday we will dig everything out and put it up. I am working all weekend - so it will have to wait yet!

Carole said...

Lovely decorating! So nice to have handmade treasures from a loved one! I do not have much decorating done! Dh and DD put up the tree last weekend! It does look nice! I just get my fanny going and make more festive quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Rose Marie said...

Lovely displays and ornaments. Wooden mind having some of those snowmen. :o) Love your surprise gift to the hostess.

Bea said...

Thnaks for showing this wonderful pics. All seems warm and cosy! Happy quilting!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great decorations and I love those quilt blocks. They are wonderful!!

pamina said...

All your snowmen are very cute, and your blocks beautiful !

Jeanne said...

Your decorations are all terrific! Would you like to come and do my house? The blocks are wonderful. That was a lovely surprise for your friend.

Sweet P said...

Wonderful decorations. Your French dinner sounds wonderful.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Wendy - love your decorations. I'm a big fan of snowmen also. how wonderful to have a special memory to go with your snowflakes.

Those quilt blocks are very very nice and will make an awesome quilt.

Hugs - Karen

Ginger Patches said...

Oh everything is sooo cute! I love,love,LOVE those snowmen, making it out of batting is a great idea!