Monday, December 17, 2007

More Decorating

Where has the time gone, it's been a week since my last post. I don't feel caught up at all. I still have shopping, wrapping and baking to get done this week. No sewing for me...sigh. I feel so over whelmed this time of year. This week my daughter and I will be spending the day together baking Christmas cookies...I'm really excited because I don't see her enough. She usually has school and work but now she's between semesters at school. I also need to finish some knitting for my daughter, hopefully she will get a pair of socks on Christmas.

Last night we had a fun evening of singing Christmas Carols with MIL and FIL, the audience was part of the caroling and some people were even dancing in the aisles. When it came time to sing 12 days of Christmas the audience participants with singing and standing up when they get to your birthday month and then you sit again until they get back to your month. So having a Feb birthday gave me lots of exercise. On the second day of Xmas my true love sent me Two turtle doves, I was up, down, up down. You know how the song goes. It was truly a lot of fun. Here is a Christmas Angel quilt. My first log cabin quilt done in the early 90's. The angel is all made of log cabins and the trees, stars, her face and shoes have all been appliquéd on top.
This little tree skirt I found recently in my "to do" pile. I made this oh...I'd say well over 10 years ago. I still need to finish the binding....that's very silly since I do like hand sewing bindings.
I really like this Santa wallhanging. He is done with wool and appliquéd on sandcastle fabric. He's got a long fuzzy mustache.
Santa mustache close up.
Another Santa I really like. I didn't make this guy.
Jenny decided the empty Christmas tree box will be a great place to have a nap.

I can't believe it, my next post will be my 100th post. I was planning a giveaway but it's too much for the week before the holidays. So if you don't mind waiting until Jan, I'll have something in the new year.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

19 comments:

tami said...

Love your Christmas decorations. I have the book with that Noel Santa in it too, but I haven't made it yet. :( Ahhh to have more hours in my days.

Cheryl said...

Great decorations! I also made that angel quilt way back....thought I would never get those log cabins done! Kittie in the box is so sweet!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love all your decorations Wendy. I think lots of us made patterns from that same log cabin book.

Helen in the UK said...

The angel quilt is wonderful - very creative use of the log cabin blocks :)

Andrea said...

I love your Santas and the angel quilt is great. As a log cabin addict it really appeals to me. Enjoy your cookie baking and eat one for me - lol !

Darlene said...

I love it ALL, Wendy. Relax and enjoy time with you DD - time to sew will come soon enough! :-)

Knot Garden said...

All your decorations are lovely. Even though you made all those pieces over a long period of time, there's such a lot of work there! My favourite is the wool santa.
I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed - sometimes I feel like I've got to pull Christmas out of a hat for the whole family!

Guðrún said...

It´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, that´s what comes in my mind when I look at your beautiful decorations.

Annie said...

Cooking with your daughter sounds like fun. I love spending time with my daughter.

Carole said...

Lovely decorating! Enjoy the holidays!

Libby said...

Love the holiday quilts and decorations . . . I spy a couple of things we have in common *s*
The carol singing sounds like fun - I'm a January baby - so the up and down would surely get the heart pumping!
Enjoy your baking day and all the rest of the holiday, too!

Floss said...

Jenny looks like she has the right idea with coping with Christmas stress. Love the decorations

yellowfarmhouse said...

Spending time with your daughter and baking - sounds wonderful. OK I also have a birthday in February and my 100th post is 3 away. How about that :). Plus I've always wanted to make that cute little wool Santa you have. Great minds do think a like. Good luck with your holiday preps.

Hugs - Karen

Judy said...

Libby made that same angel and I fell in love with it but didn't get to make it this year. Love all the decorations!

Kathy Wagner said...

Enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations!

Nicole said...

Your decorations are lovely. Isn't it funny how our pets find the oddest places to curl up? Happy 100th post!

CONNIE W said...

Great stuff...love that log cabin angel quilt!

de vliegende koe said...

Happy Holidays Wendy!!

Dawn said...

Oh man! Your xmas decorations are wonderful! I love that santa wall hanging! Hope you have a happy holiday!