Under the wire!

Hello friends,

Here I am, Friday afternoon, and I’m just starting my blog post for tomorrow! Usually I start writing it way earlier in the week and then revisit it a couple of times to check for flow, spelling, good photos, correct links, and all that other good stuff that comes with writing a blog ( If only I had spent this much time on essays while in college! 😉 )

Anyway, I had such a prolific quilting week last week, you just knew that there was no way that this week was going to come even close, right?! I do indeed have no new finishes to share….I have been doing remarkably little crafty things, but instead have been busy putting together little parcels to send overseas and finishing Christmas and birthday shopping ( did you know that in our immediate family we celebrate a birthday, then Christmas, and then 3 more birthdays in January? And that doesn’t even count a niece, my sister, and my mother in law, who ALL celebrate birthdays in December too! Our family obviously plans very poorly! Ha!)

So, no quilty projects to show, but I do have some sweet Christmas decorations to share with you!

I pulled out a lot of my Christmas quilts and have been placing them all over the house:




My smaller quilts I like to tuck in little nooks and crannies:

My quilty friend Colleen made me these two quilts that I hung over my rustic ladder:

I have a few other quilts that are out and about but I haven’t finished the decorating around them, so I will share those next week! But I do have a few other little vignettes that I can share:

This is our chalkboard in the kitchen that I like to write a special message on each season:

Our kitchen window is all decked out too!

I have a gnome watching the dining room table from up high…

He’s keeping a good eye on all these little gnomes in my tiered tray that might be up to no good!

And finally, some pictures of the living room, where we have made a second “fireplace”, complete with antique mantel and an electric fireplace….

And finally my little putz houses that are probably some of my favorite Christmas decorations:

I have so many more decorations to pull out, but this was enough for one day. Next week I will share the others,  as well as some other quilts that you have not seen yet.

Have a great week, try and do something crafty and relaxing for yourself at this busy time of year. I’m going to try and do the same!

Until next time~happy creating!