Thursday, December 11, 2008

Some Christmas Decorating

Spent the afternoon putting up some decorations. Was not going to decorate since I will be gone for Christmas - it will be a family Christmas in Kansas City which I am so looking forward to. However, I decided I need some things out so decorated the fireplace and put up some wall hangings and other odds and ends. Looks festive now. The lights on the fireplace garland are just what is needed.

Made in the mid seventies - Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. I actually made three sets of these little folks - one for Sherry and one for Ann. They had polyester legs that you tied a knot in to make their feet. The little quilt shop in the shopping center near us in Overland Park had some made and I thought they were cute so bought the pattern. Still have it some place.
Over the years, there have been a lot of things accumulate - most of it things we made. Above is a treasure that Ray crossstitched in the mid-90's. It is in a gold frame and hangs by my front door. His stitching was beautiful. (Click to enlarge)

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Yes, just the addition of some lights and santa's can make the season bright. Have fun and dim the lights a bit tonight to see the twinkle on the mantel. Your friend, Leslie