Tis the week before Christmas
the tree's without trim
the gifts are unfinished
readiness looks grim!
Here is a free chart from The Nebby Needle for those of you who are still stitching Christmas things:
The threads I used were The Gentle Art:
0120 Pine; 7012 Picket Fence; 7039 Bayberry; 0360 Cranberry.As you can see, I have not finished it into an ornament/pincushion/banner . . . or whatever. If you choose to stitch it and actually finish it off, please send me a picture. I'd love to see what you do with it!
I'm so behind . . . at least our Christmas cards were mailed yesterday! I face this problem each year . . . time management . . . that darn ADD!!! I like to take each holiday as it comes and enjoy it to the fullest. Therefore, I enjoy Halloween without thinking about Thanksgiving and then enjoy Thanksgiving without thinking about Christmas. Then . . . suddenly . . . it's Christmas and I'm not ready!!!!
Most of the decorations are up . . . it's just the tree. This is the first year we've gotten the tree without our daughter here and I just can't bring myself to decorate it without her here (she arrives on Sunday). I think we should wait!
The living room mantel.
Santa with all his wine cover buddies from Hungary.
Living room coffee table with my Christmas matryoshka dolls . . . also from Hungary . . . probably made in Russia. For some reason Hungary has a lot of Russian matryoshkas for sale at the Budapest Market . . . love them!
The dining room hutch (that my grandfather made . . . that I refinished several years ago).
The family room mantel with all my little hand carved Santas that my father made and the stockings that my mother stitched.
See . . . I have gotten a lot done. Other than the empty containers sitting around and pine needles (fake and real) littering the floors, we are almost ready . . . almost. Started baking this morning . . . much more to do . . . gotta run . . .
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!