Later on that day, Eri and I did a little Christmas shopping. When Geeps got home, we went to Sam's Club, bringing home one of their ready for the oven pizzas....and boy was it good, then later watched the movie Money Ball......which we both loved, and had a nice relaxing evening at home.
Sunday I wrapped, and worked on the bazoodles of orders I have for Christmas. It was a very nice weekend.
This morning when I got up, I was struck by how pretty the sun looked casting a morning glow across the fireplace.
Sitting atop that table is a framed Christmas photo that we used as our cards one year. We borrowed my Dad's antique truck, put a fresh cut tree in the back, and all of us loaded up inside. We did some in the grove too. Loved these photos!Below is a Christmas boot I painted when Drew was a baby. Noah's elf Billy is sitting amongst the candy
Several months ago I found this vintage, 100% wool ski sweater. Greg and I used to wear ski sweaters like this in the 70's and loved them. I snatched this up for one dollar! It was in perfect condition, but only a large, and a small large at that! I washed it, and line dried it and couldn't decide whether I wanted to cut it up and use the arms for different projects that I have seen on Pinterest, or just leave it. I hated to cut it, so I wrapped it around a down pillow I have. I whip stitched the neck closed and used a red yarn to make a decorative blanket stitch along the top of the neck.
I simply tied the arms together and formed a knot across the back, and using gray yarn, I stitched the bottom secure to the back. To remove the stitching will be as easy as one snip of the scissors, and I can do something else with the sweater if I choose.
I love it!
My kitchen table is casually set with some dishes that my Mom brought to me one Christmas as a hostess gift.
These winter themed dishes remind me of Big Bear, of course.
A little collection of Christmasy things sitting out on the counter tops.
The tree is topped with a shimmery copper colored bow I made. The tree skirt is one I made many years ago. I did a blanket stitch around each of the reindeer and all of the appliques, but by the time I got to the words Merry Christmas, I was ready to toss the whole thing in the garbage. So I just left the hand written message as is, with the intention of finishing it, but I never did.
The entryway table, with more garland over the mirror.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the season!!!!!