I really like the simple balls and plush ornaments I made. Shelbie and Mason strung cranberries too. (Who suggested that? Thanks!) It adds that homemade touch.At the top of our tree we placed this darling quilted angel sent to me from Terri at Purple and Paisley. It is perfect and completes the look. When Christmas is over I'm going to keep the angel in my sewing room. She's too precious to box away. Thanks again Terri.
On my porch is my Christmas flag. This is an original pattern and it is fast and easy to make.
Of course I had to use lots of fabrics - why not?
After Christmas last year I made this quilt from Elizabeth's pattern "Vintage Christmas". I really have nothing in my house that matches it but I loved making it and I love the design so much that I kept Elizabeth's original vision and colors. I have it hung in the entry way this year but when I get my Christmas Cottages finished - the cottages go in there - and I'll move "Vintage Christmas"to my sewing room. It is a better size for a smaller wall like I have in my sewing room. I love those Christmas balls.This buffet is in my entry way too. I change the setting according to season and whim. I decided this year to use one of my vintage tablecloths under my Christmas collectibles.This is a wreath quilt I made at least 5 years ago. It was my first watercolor. I really had fun making it but my machine quilting is really awful. I almost didn't hang it up. Thank heavens I've improved since then! I think I'll retire it after this year.
Step 2 is making gifts. Step 3 is buying a few gifts. Step 4 is wrapping gifts. Step 5 is enjoying Christmas Eve and Christmas. And Step 6 is taking everything down immediately after Christmas! Of course everyday I try to take time to remember what Christmas is about and give thanks for my many blessings.
Keep your eye out for this magazine for me. It is supposed to be out today on newsstands. I'll tell you why once someone has a copy in their hands.