Friday, December 18, 2009

Wonderful Gift and Christmas Decorating

I received a wonderful package from my friend, Mary of Quilt Hollow.  She sent me a charm pack of Frosted Memories by Holly Taylor.  I love it!  I've been wanting to do something with Christmas fabrics and this is perfect.  After starting to decorate for Christmas, I realized that I don't have any Christmas Quilts.  I have lots of Fall colored quilts, but nothing to use for my Christmas Decor.  I'm on the lookout for some simple patterns using charm packs, jelly rolls, etc.  So if anyone has any recommendations, please let me know.  Mary had the charm pack all wrapped up with white fabric tied with a green ribbon.  Now there is another idea for using some of my stash.  She also sent the cute snowman card with a package of Cinnamon Spice Tea.  Thank You, Mary, for the wonderful package and for thinking of me.

Here are a few pics of my Christmas Decorating.  This is my dining room cabinet with a couple of my Santa's.  I still have a coupe of other Santa's to put out.

Here is a wonderful Rocking Reindeer that I just got.  I usually look for Santa's each year, but when I saw this reindeer, I just had to have him.  I also bought the 3 ornaments in front of him.  They were just too gorgeous to pass up.

This is another new buy for this year.  I found the plate and bird at a local craft shop.  They also have some gorgeous candles there, and I thought it would look nice with this setting.

This is my kitchen window.  The Candle holders were a gift from my Brother and Sister-In-Law a few years ago.  The Santa coffee pot is my favorite.  I found it a few years ago and love him.  The Gingerbread teapot is a gift from my Cousin and I have a matching plate that my Mother sent me.

That's what I've done so far.  We have to get our tree up still.  I was afraid to put it up too early with having a puppy in the house and kitten in the house.  We'll get that up this weekend.  Doug and I have his Squadron Christmas Party tonight at a hotel in Bitburg.  We have our neighbor watching the kids for the night, so we got a room at the hotel for after the party.

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!  I'm going to start making some plans for things for the New Year and see if I can get more projects done in 2010.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to my oldest!

Today, my oldest turned 12!  Eek, where did the time go.  One more year and he will be a teenager.  He won't have his party til Saturday, but asked if he could open one present today.  He could barely wait til his Dad got home.  He also asked for a Red Velvet Cake for today.  Well, I got the cake done, but didn't have enough of the powdered sugar to make the icing.  So we wait til tomorrow and I'll get the icing done.  He will also have a Birthday cake for his party, but the Red Velvet is for us here at home.  This is the latest pic I have of him. He usually hides when the camera comes out.  I had to snap this one quick.  He's heading to the bus stop for school.  The only other pic, I got that morning, had his binder covering his face.  He gets that from me!

I've started hearing my projects calling to me again.  So I hope to have something crafty to share soon.  I've also started decorating for Christmas.  It's still a WIP, but once I get my totes from the garage, I can finish up the decorating.