Monday, 14 December 2009

Don't worry, I've not forgotten do the draw but I've not been able to get together with DD to get her to do the draw as she is on nights and I'm on days...............hopefully Wednesday

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Xmas in our house, part 2

Christmas in our house, part 2.
This is the second tree we have, which is in the conservatory. It is smaller than the sitting room tree and has all the family favourites on that have been collected over the years. I started buying tree ornaments for the children when they were little (one each). As they are now 22 (tomorrow)and 19, that's a lot of ornaments. When they leave home and take them all with them the tree will be bare!
Isn't this little snowman cute? It belongs to DD and she loves it. I'll really miss it when she takes it to a new home.

A cute clown, I'm not sure who this belongs to. My Mum has an even more cute clown that I hope to inherit.
I also love this penguin.

This little girl is a recent addition, bought last year or the year before, for DD.

The one is another vintage ornament belonging to my parents-in-law.............. are these two. The Oh! Bearded One isn't given to sentimentality but he has been quite touched that I've used quite a lot of his parents tree ornaments on the trees. He sees it as continuity, as I also do and it gives me great pleasure to continue to use these ornaments.

This little angel sits on the top of this little tree. We inherited it when we bought my in-laws house in the early 80's when we first got married. I didn't use her at first and she stayed in a box but for quite a few years now she sits on top the tree. This became more important once my in-laws died. She must date back to the 70's.

This is such a cute snowman. Gromit's Mum, Jan, gave him to me as an early Christmas present. She wanted me to get some use from him.

Since I took the photo of this tree I've decorated the banister. I put this decoration up every year but this is the first time I've managed to put lights on it.
DD's birthday tomorrow and I will get her to make the draw for the Christmas Robin wallhanging. It's not too late to make a comment as we won't make the draw until tomorrow evening after we have been out for a meal.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Xmas in our house

Today I've started putting up the Christmas decorations.

This is the main tree in the sitting room. The colour theme is gold, red/Burgundy and green.

I've mixed a few vintage decorations with more recent ones. This Santa's head belonged to my parents-in-law. We inherited some vintage decorations from them when they died and they remind me so much of my childhood as we had a lot of this type of decoration when I was a child that my parents had bought when they first got married. They still use some of them.

This is another vintage dec.

This angel is one of this year's purchases. I love angels and have several. This one is in my favorite shade of green.

This angel was bought in the Czech Republic last year. The Czechs make the most wonderful glass Christmas decorations.

This bauble I bought in Harrods in London when DD and I were there for a few days in 2001. We had a great time and this bauble is a lovely reminder of a lovely time spent with DD.

This bauble is one of quite few that are clear glass with glittery decoration on them.

This is another of this year's purchases.

One of my favorites.

This one was bought for me by DD as a Christmas present a few years ago from the Pier chain of shops which unfortuately have closed down. I really miss these shops.

This beaded ornament I made a good few years ago. It is made from perforated paper with a beaded decoration. I really enjoyed making it.

This one is one of four I made from a Pinflair kit I bought at one of the shows. These were great fun to make but didn't half give me a sore thumb!

Three more days to my giveaway draw! Please take part. This tree needs a new home

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Any more takers?

Common on girls! You've got to help me out here. I would like a few more names in the hat for the draw on 11th Dec for this giveaway. Go on, stop lurking and make a comment!

This wallhanging is from a class I did in July and I've fallen out of love with it so I'm giving it away. It needs blanket stitching around the robins and tree, borders adding, backing and quilting.