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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tis the Season

Thanksgiving is over, and now the countdown to Christmas has begun.  My favorite quilty things are hung, and today we will set up the tree. It usually takes us several days to get all the ornaments placed as Dave and MIL are so picky about where they go. But the tree is always very pretty.




I am entering the 2011 Christmas Quilt Show hosted by Sewcalgal. Go check out her site and see all of the beautiful Christmas projects done by your fellow quilters.

Here is my most favorite, Countdown to Christmas. I love this one and make sure I change the numbers every morning!!


Here's the mantel so far. I love the banner we made in the stitch-a-long. The other stuff will be moved as we get the rest of our decorations out. We have gas logs this year so we can enjoy a fire without burning the banner, lol.


The Patchabilities snowmen are another favorite. I thought I had lost these, but found them all by themselves in a box in the attic. Whew!!!!


And my Christmas Houses quilt will hang this year. I alternate between this one and the large embroidered rework  Christmas quilt.


Than't pretty much all I put out of quilty stuff. Don't want to inundate the place with my stuff so MIL can have room for some of her favorites too.

BTW, MIL has been in the best of humors since she took her last trip to Ohio in the fall. I think she started to realize how much we do for her and how much she loves her simple routines and commotion free life here with us. I hope it continues ad infinitum.

More decorations and Christmas stuff to come I'm sure.

WilmaNC

52 COMMENT:

Roma said...

Your home is looking great Wilma.
I will wait till the tree is up to come visit..

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Beginning to look like Christmas! - Oh, you should put this on the Christmas Quilt show - just update/edit your post and join in.

Belinda said...

So far it looks great! I envy you your beautiful fireplace.

Lucy said...

The snow men are so cute and winter wonderland. Won't be long till Christmas.

Mrs.Pickles said...

wonderful projects!

Sue Daurio said...

Love all the decorations, it looks so good. My favorite (hard to choose) is the count down to Christmas, so sweet. And really very nice that you allow your MIL to get some of her favorites out too. My MIL lived with us for 6 years. You never out grow your favorite decorations.

Joanna said...

Well, I can't pick just one of your decorations that I like best. All are very beautiful and look perfect.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I have to book, and the quilt hanger, but somehow those darn quilting angles, never made it to my house to make up the quilts????? Darn them. Yours a fabulous, and I will live vicariously thru you!

Sandy said...

Love those snowmen!=) Glad you found them.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice decorations....

Lesley said...

Love your quilts...especially the countdown and the banner...I was in the same stitch a long...the banner is perfect over the mantel!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what great decorations you have made for Christmas. Love the banner.

Sandra Kaye said...

I really like all your projects!! But the snowmen hanging on the door are my favorite!! I love snowmen!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs to you

What Comes Next? said...

great count down calendar - I've not seen one like that before! I love all your Christmas-y quilty bits.

Beth Helfter said...

I'm so glad you were able to find those little skinny ones! They may be my favorite.

Janet said...

I love all your Christmasy decorations, especially the count down to Christmas. I'm interested to see what your mil contributes....

Snoodles said...

Lovely quilty things...I think I like the snowmen the best; so glad they weren't lost! Hope things continue to go smoothly.

nima said...

wow...that's lovely

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Lovely Xmas projects. I love your count down to Christmas

Christine M said...

I love your Patchabilities snowmen. All your Christmassy things look lovely.

Kim D. said...

Hi Wilma, I Love your little countdown to Christmas quilt, it's adorable. Your banner, snowmen quilt and houses are pretty cute too. Looking at the adorable Christmas quilts makes me want to sew.

Needled Mom said...

The countdown idea is just wonderful!!! Your home will be so festive with all of the pretty quilts and stitcheries.

Barbara said...

These are all so precious!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Cool Christmas Quilts! I love the patchability wall hangings - glad you found them. Thanks for Sharing! Having so much fun seeing everyone's Christmas Quilts!

paula, the quilter said...

I ♥ that countdown!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

You have some great Christmas pieces. Glad you found your snowmen!

LynCC said...

I love the snowmen on the glass door!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Thank you for letting us in for a peek. Your creations are fantastic!

Carolyn

Michele said...

I love that you can change the numbers! We are from NC and I really miss it. Especially in the fall!

QuiltSue said...

They are all great Christmas quilts. I did the stitch-along too, but haven't made a banner from my blocks.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Very nice! Your top photo of NC looks soooo beautiful! And in your profile pic you don't look like you could have great grand kids!!!!!!!! Nurses are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

It is lovely to see your house decorated. Your projects all look wonderful!

Nanbon44 said...

lOVE all your projects, great job

Mary said...

I like the Countdown too!

Linda in Calif. said...

Wow! Those are great Christmas projects to have in the house. Really makes it homey.

Judi said...

Nice projects! I especially like the banner and the winter sign.

Stitched With Prayer said...

All of your projects are wonderful, but I especially love your SAL banner on the mantel. I'm partial to stitcheries quilts and projects. Hugs...

Jen said...

Very pretty Xmas quilts! It looks so festive at your house!

Julimond said...

your little quilts are so nice, i love them.

*Stitches* said...

Your home is very inviting...i'll be right over! :) Have a wonderful Christmas! karen

Rachel said...

They're all adorable. I love how you've used the quilts as the centrepoint for your decorating!

Rachel said...

Awesome quilts. Thanks so much for sharing!!Love the decorating with them...so nice.

Laurel said...

what a great idea to have a countdown!! so fun...

Heather said...

Great quilts but I think it would be scary seeing the countdown every day. LOL

maggie said...

So many great projects Wilma, and all so pretty. I really love the redwork snowmen!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute idea.

KOcanQuilt said...

I like those skinny quilts a lot!

Michele Hester said...

Very fun! Thank you for sharing it!

Kelli said...

All of your projects are so fun, and beautiful too! Glad you found the snowmen, they are too cute to be lost! :)

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

The snowmen are my favorite!

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely pieces. Miss the snow this time of year.
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