Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

Here is a little tour around my house at Christmas.

The wreath greets you at the front door.
When you enter, you will see this bakers stand on the left,
and further along on the left another wreath - one of my first Christmas sewing projects when I started to quilt. It is an uneven log cabin design, the pattern is from a Burda Magazine.
On the right is this little cutie I've had for more than 20 years.
Further to the right is the lounge room. The TV has all the cards,
and underneath the TV some more little decorations
and to the right are the stockings.
The tree is a beautiful fake one we bought in the US in 1997 - it does shed, but still looks good after all these years.
Decorations hang on the walls and on the mantel
and I have my Christmas books and other decorations dotted around...
A few years ago I made this long hanging - a pattern by Fran McMullen of Abundia fame.
Last year I did a craft project - collected lots of bottle tops, put magnets on one side, and then cut out little designs and stuck them inside the top. Fun for the fridge - and you can make different designs...
The dining table set for lunch. The table cloth was sewn about 14 years ago in a mad panic just before guests arrived - all done by the seat of my pants, the final stitch put in as the door bell was being rung (well, that's what it felt like....)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kate, love the bottletops idea! And I've never thought of displaying my Christmas books. I'll have to remember to bring them home from my classroom shelf next year. C