Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I KNOW THAT I DOWN SIZED

a lot of my Christmas things before moving down here to Fl--
a bit over 2 years ago--
but I still --have decided that I have too much--
for this size apt--the apt in NY was 300sq ft larger than this one--
and I had all kinds of furniture and wood cabins to decorate--
here I don't-- so it has been a challenge this year in the decorating department--
but here is what I did this year--
my beloved Christmas quilt did get hung up in the foyer--
and this little tree has angels on it--
I have had these crocheted angels for many years--
this tree is an after Christmas tree that I got last year--
it has red berries and little pinecones on it--
it holds some of my older small ornaments on it--
I did this counted cross stitch on the wall in the last couple years--think  I started it in NY and finished it down here--
and that is a paper angel that I made many years ago at a craft convention --
can't believe how well it has held up--lets see she is over 30 yrs old--ouch!!!
and we remember this tree--
I pinned my collection of knitted mittens to it this year--
(I did have them on one of the small trees--but changed my mine!!)
this is the corner of the living room that I see the most of when in my rocker--
reading or stitching--
The mouse that I had in the bedroom ran out here earlier today and asked if
he could be in the Christmas display--so I said yes and he even got a Santa hat--
I did discover that I have several small wall hanging for Christmas--
and no place to really hang them--I do try to rotate some during the holiday--
so did bring them out and displayed them on this chair so I would remember--
the little tree in the corner has some small old old ornaments on it to--
like some are 50 yrs old--big ouch!!!
and this cross stitch I did back in 2005--oh my!!
a angel and an bird ornament decided to sit on the stool behind my sewing machine--
for me to enjoy when I can get back to sewing!!!
and on the wall by the tree is this little shelf--
With my red truck collection--
and we have some presents under the tree already--santa's elves sent some by mail--
and so they are to there to tease me until Christmas morning--
and now here is the main item--
in all it's glory--
I am basically done-
oh dear--I do have to still do the gingerbread stuff in the kitchen--
but for out here--we are done--right, di?????

And a bit of a sad note--
Remember how much I loved my Country shop in  Watkins Glen, NY and all the things I bought there-- and then they opened up the nice  Cafe next door--welll--they are closing both at the beginning of the year--like in going out of business closed!!!   there is not going to be any little business's left at this rate in downtown Watkins!!!

           ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A BIT MORE--

has been done--
the second thing that I do as a tradition is to put any new
ornaments  on the tree for that year first--
and when I went to do this years--
I was surprised by how many I gotten this year!!
First count was '7'--
way more than I usually purchase--
and then I found one that I got as a kit gift last year and did make up right after Christmas--
remember the kitty one???
and here is closer photos of the new ones--
and
this one is a cute one--and have decided that it is a bit heavy so probably will not stay on the tree--
you know how I love mice at Christmas time--love this new guy!!
an owl and a truck--have also moved the truck one off the tree and it is hanging over the chair right now--we will see where is stays later??
Oh dear--I miss counted--think this bird makes it '9'  new ones with the cat--
what can I say--it's like counting calories--right???

And one stand next to the tv/computer area is done--
This little tree has a string of the new battery star lights on it--cute--
and then I put those new tin ornaments on it--opps---
theres another new ornament thingy--lets see there is 5 designs of 4 of each design--
that is 20 more ornaments!!!

and in front of them is 3 cards that I have gotten past years--
this one folds flat--but when you set it up it looks like a snowglobe--
sooo cute--
and again this one folds flat--but when you open it up--
it has a 3-D look to it--again really cute--think both of these came from Alice--
and --
this is a 3-D card-and it has all my critters on it--
this one came from lil sister a couple years ago--
and--
also on this table is last years counted cross stitching for the month of December--

I did try to work on a couple more of the small trees--
but--
they just were being difficult for some reason--!!!!!

          ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI


Saturday, December 9, 2017

OH DEAR ME--

I GOOFED--
I WROTE TODAY'S POST OVER ON MY WORKBASKET SITE--
SO HEAD OVER THERE FOR TODAY'S NEWS--
TITLED    WINNERS!!!

ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Thursday, December 7, 2017

HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD

Every day this week--
shopping--and then some more shopping--
really didn't buy alot--
but it is Christmas time--
sooooo!!!!!

And today the 'Biggy' took place--


a trip to the post office with packages to be mailed--
out to friends--


so gifts will be 'winging' their way to their new homes
to be put under the Christmas tree's!!!

And in today's mail here--
I got in a fabric order--
I think this fabric is sooo cute--
now to decide what to make with it?????
and everyone is doing Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt--
so far I have only been able to collect the the steps--
but was thinking of that quilt with the rest of this order--
some browns and corals--
(remember I don't have a big stash--sooo!!!)

How are your Christmas plans coming along????
Remember to 'breathe' every so often!!!

         ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

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