I know how busy I've been, so I can imagine how busy all my friends are too. I hope you finding a little down time to enjoy the season.
Just popping in with a Christmas post before signing off for the year.
Last year I went on a Christmas tour (click here if you want to see over the top christmas collecting!) and was inspired to start my own White House Historical ornament tree.
This began in 1981 and each ornament comes in a beautiful box with a booklet telling the story of the ornaments historical significance. Here is this years:
I've replaced the ribbons with these Christopher Radko gold hangers.
Here is a daytime shot
and a night time shot
and two of my favorites, The Madison's and my man, Abe.
It's been so fun to collect these (thanks ebay!) I have only 3 more to go.
Here is my sewing room tree, with vintage red and pink ornaments and Janet's (Quiltsalott) doll quilt swap:
The cupcake group got together for food, games and presents. I won LCR again - lucky me!
We actually had sing during this game. so funny.
Susan and her husband make a beautiful wooden gifts each year. The white mice collection has grown to 4, aren't they wonderful?
Jill made this beautiful hand quilting sewing kit:
Pre-threaded quilting needles all ready to go.
What a nice surprise! Sujata (The Root Connection) sent these wonderful mug rugs.
Believe me, it's no accident that coco matches the new FR furniture!
I'll leave you with a couple shots of my Dickens' Village. I placed tiny lights underneath this year and it's a magical effect.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas filled with laughter and cheer. I hope that the New Year is filled with comfort and joy.
I'll be heading out for the farm and will be back in January to share a new year long project that I've started.