As Christmas nears across the world … we are preparing here too!
With Stockings hung by the fireplace with care…
Notice Raggedy Ann has moved to the fireplace… well the shelf in the kitchen corridor has been reorganized while dusting occurred as well 🙂
All our Christmas faves ended up on this shelf… the Angel is from Connie as it is the Mountain Christmas sign from last year 🙂 The little Hallmark treadle sewing machine is from Jannessa… and the little boat vehicle is an ornament we didn’t want lost in the tree… it is named the Jolly Roger and has much significance in memories to my honey.
Then below… is baby Jesus in the manger scene… I love this simple nativity better than our big one.
So you can see now that it has a place of honor too…
Here is our tree this year. It is new to us and it needed LOTS of additions to fill it in … but I think the fabric looped garland… silver sparkly garland and some extra lights and ornaments we love to open each year… was quite fun to decorate this 4 1/2 foot little tree.
Then there is our 20 foot tree outside!
And you can see our snowman looking at the tree…
The view from the post office is quite awesome too!
And looking from farther away… you can see our up on the hill neighbors lights around their home too!!!
So Monday we had snow here in North Carolina… we got about 1″ all together and I took a short video for ya…
It was quite enchanting to have an early snow though!
Our bathroom was a easter egg green color – quite startling and not relaxing at all! Now a nice creamy color!
Here it is ready for me and my honey to enjoy too!
Also Jannessa not only free motion quilted the table runner but this table topper for Connie too!!!
She did such a nice job!!! Connie received it Friday and LOVES IT ❤
Also received in the mail this week was Holli Jo’s wall hangings I made. She posted this on facebook to share what I had made her and she is giddy to finish her quilting schedule she is on to hang them…
her sewing room is rearranged atm… hanging both are out of the question for now 😀
I love the collage she made and the friendship sentiment… made all the work that happened on these wall hangings worth it!!!
Yesterday Jannessa came over and we made snow flake ornaments that are of Scandinavian descent from THIS tutorial.
Here is Jannessa’s on her tree…
And here is mine ❤ …
Finally… I can share that I am at the end of the row on the Swoon Quilt 🙂
I am working on outline of the third swoon then on to the border so I can roll once again!!!
Here is a look from afar too…
Today I plan to work on that third Swoon bottom… and also to work on my daughter’s bag I am making her for Christmas… so no pics here of that!!! Linking my hand quilting and making stuff by hand progress to Kathy’s Quilts – Slow Sunday Stitching linky… come see what everyone is up to this holiday season … RIGHT HERE!
I also have a wall hanging for the kitchen that will be a mix of hand and machine quilting to finish it post haste but nicely… Jannessa has given me some GREAT ideas on straight line and organic line stitching I can manage I think!
While I have been writing this I have been chatting too with my 2 best friends… and listening to THIS SONG 😀 How about you … are you drinking something yummy or listening to some seasonal tunes???
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