I've been busy, busy lately getting ready for Christmas, as I'm sure you have been, too. We are having our first get-together this coming weekend, so I need to get finished up. The gifts are bought and made, but I need to wrap everything and get some baking done. I need to make a trip to the post office to mail a few gifts, too.
I have quite a few pictures to share with you and will have more once some of the gifts are received (just in case they read my blog). I haven't taken pictures of all of the trees, but will show the ones that I do have pictures of. The wreath on my door was made by my sister as a surprise. One morning on her way to work, she put it on my door. Wasn't that sweet? I love it! Let's start at the front door, shall we? Come on in!!
This is a large Santa that I made several years ago. He comes up to my waist. I love him!
This is my little gingerbread tree. I let the buglets decorate it last time they were here. I love how they put all the ornaments in one spot. I wouldn't move a thing! They were so proud!
This is my Jim Shore nativity. I love all of the detail he puts into his designs. I collect his figurines and have a cabinet full of them. This is my all time favorite, though.
Beautiful red poinsettias. These will be planted in the yard after Christmas. :)
These next pictures are some of the decorated trees. Since we never get snow here, I added some to the pictures.....I'm pretending. Gotta get it where I can, you know? LOL
Another item I collect is Christopher Radko ornaments. My sweet Mama collected them, too, and when she passed away, I got this gorgeous ornament. Every time I look at it on the tree, I think of her. She loved decorating for Christmas as much as I do. I guess I got it from her!
This is one of the items in my shop. I've been monogramming scarfs and having a ball. I love the way they turned out. They come in so many colors, too. I need to make one for myself. :)
Another item in the shop are the embroidered towels. These are so much fun, and have really been a hit this year.
This is one of my favorites.
I've been doing a bit of stitching, but the last two nights I've had to pick out every stitch that I put in. For some reason I got off count, and you know what that means! Big time aggravation...
Speaking of stitching, I think I'll go give it a whirl. Maybe tonight I will be able to stay on track.
Have a wonderful week filled with all of the joys of Christmas. May we all remember the reason for this wonderful season. :)
Love and hugs from Texas!