Thanksgiving has come and gone - and it was a very nice day with Sher and Barc. Even though there were just the three of us this year, it was still great. My daughter and I are good cooks!! We had a yummy meal, some nice wine, a fire in the fireplace (gas logs!) and she and I worked on a jigsaw puzzle which we finished Friday evening when they came back for leftovers. Barclay watched football games on my new tv. Also, there was facetime with all three girls and a phone call from Bill. A good day, for sure. To explain the rather faded little pilgrim candles - those are really vintage. One is marked 10 cents and they are somewhere around maybe 30 to 40 years old. I have some Christmas candles of the same ilk.
Earlier, I had a text with this picture attached. Here is Henry with the tree I sent to him. His mommy said he really likes it. Henry is as cute as a button and getting cuter all the time. This will be a big year for him this Christmas. Little ones make Christmas so much fun.
Isn't this just adorable? My DIL Ann had this made as a gift from Bill and her for Annie. When they were here in August, she "shopped" in my basement for fabrics for the bedding which she also had someone make. What a wonderful gift! And it is something that can certainly be passed down to other little ones over the years. If you remember from an earlier post, Annie's daddy made her a table and chairs so this will go so well with those.
And here is Miss Annie with her sock monkey in the little cradle. I think Santa might bring her a little baby doll to sleep there, too.
Now I'm going to see if I can turn this into a wall tree for my living room. Will use batiks and just do raw edge - maybe not even sewing any of it down. Or I could actually quilt close to the edge of each piece and that would take care of it, too. I've got a dental appointment on Tuesday that I would rather not have so will keep busy and concentrated on something fun. I am a white knuckle dental patient. Will be glad when the job is done!