Wednesday, December 9, 2009


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I received the top and backing for this fun little quilt from my friend, Diane, of Persnickety, a couple of years ago. I know she had some help from mutual friends, thanks friends! I decided this was the year to quilt it up. Isn't it a great graphic little quilt?

I wanted to quilt it in a way that would emphasize the HO HO HOs of the piece.

Diane sent this cute fabric for the back.

This is a little quilt I made for my Grandmother, Gertrude, many, many years ago. It has a rushed rose and is hand quilted.

And now for some decorations. Here is my newest little tree. I found the green/silver tree at Homegoods (love Homegoods!). I also found the little feather-tailed birds and pine cone ornaments there.

I makes a nice little vignette on my front hall table. Yea, all the cards are ready to post!

Here is the Living Room Mantel. Last year the Cupcakers had a glitter day. We purchased these Martha Stewart little paper houses. I painted mine sherbet colors and glittered them. I also made the cone trees out of paper plates.

The Dickens' Village is displayed on the piano.

It has gotten to large for the piano, so my little desk serves as the David Copperfield and Christmas Carol display. It looks really sweet at night all lit up.

Today I endeavor to finish decorating the Angel tree in the living room and the pink tree in the sewing room.

Hopefully I'll also find a little time to sew. I'm working on this years' little Christmas quilt.


Lori said...

The quilt is so cute and that backing?! Adorable!!!
I love seeing how others decorate for the holidays. Thanks for sharing:)

Mary said...

Barb, your decorations are fantastic! Hope to be able to see them in person - maybe Christmas Day?

Browndirtcottage said...

Well WOO HOO on your HO HO HO!! I
LOVE that quilt!!

Hhhhmmmm...and after seeing all of
your decorations I feel my house is
a tadd bit 'underdressed'!!! HA

beth said...

Love all the decor! AND that ho ho ho quilt is SO cute!

antique quilter said...

Decorations look great, cute new tree guess I need to stop in HOme Goods more often!
oh I love this little quilt too! very cute and festive

Anonymous said...

Love your HOHOHO quilt. How big is it? I'm also a Homegoods fan. Your house looks great.

Kim said...

love the ho ho ho quilt- I "think" I need to make it in red and white

Crispy said...

Oooo I love the piece you made for your grandmother and you decorations are wonderful. The villages are wonderful.


QuiltSue said...

I love the HO HO HO quilt. So clever.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love your HO HO HO quilt! I am going to try to make one in a mini size for next year!

Diane said...

Your HOHOHO quilt looks great. Mine is still in pieces. Thanks for the link to the one inspired by it.