Monday, December 21, 2009

Is it Christmas yet?

'Cause it sure feels like it in my mailbox! One of my BFFs, Michelle, sent me a box full of Christmas cheer! Thanks so much Michelle!

She also made me a great little snowman candle mat, so I'll keep that out on our table into February of next year!

Here's what my coffee table looks like this time of year! Can you tell I love candles? LOL

And of course what would a post be without a mystery update!! Here is what 52 Fox and Geese blocks look like along side 48 Poinsetta blocks! I will be setting these in the next week, definitely AFTER Christmas!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blowin' and Driftin'!

Well it looks like we're going to have a white christmas after all! We got socked pretty good with this snowstorm that blanketed alot of the northeast...

Can't get out the front door...

Can't get out the backdoor...

Looks like there's not much left to do but sew on that mystery quilt!!! Here's some completed Poinsetta stars, and some in progress!

The management company still hadn't come to dig our block out yet as of this evening, so I might just have to stay in and sew tomorrow if I can't get the door open ;) What a shame, eh? LOL

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mystery quilt steps 3 & 4!

I haven't given up on the Quiltville mystery quilt, Carolina Christmas, I just got a bit distracted with the Christmas decorating and whatnot ;) I'm continuing on with the mystery and here are the results! Steps 3 and 4 are now on to step 5!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some Decorating for Christmas!

It's that time of year again! This is our first year decorating for the holiday in our new home! We put our tree in the front room and realized that next year, we really need a taller tree! LOL
I also got these wonderful glitzy pieces at Sam's club and Kohls...they really compliment the room! I just love a little Christmas bling!

Here is our formal diningroom, and again a bit more glitz with the wonderful BIG centerpiece..Bill has a "thing" for big centerpieces! LOL

This is the quilt rack that my wonderful dad made me several years ago! It looks tremendous in our stairwell and really showcases my quilts and our nutcracker collection!

And in our bedroom, we have a little spindley christmas tree with all my handmade ornies on it! I think this is my favorite decoration of all since everything on it is made by my quilting friends! DH Bill is always asking to sleep with this tree lit up through the night! LOL He really is a little boy at heart ;) Maybe we'll try that during vacation when we don't have to get up early the next day! LOL

Hope you are all ready and decorated for the Holiday season, and hope you enjoyed the little tour of my favorite holiday decorations!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Mystery Quilt continues!

I'm SO happy that I am keeping up with this mystery, that I HAD to post about it! LOL here are my step 2 units and the bin with step 1 and 2 units in it. Funny how all that hard work and literally about 2 yds of fabric compact down into less than a shoebox! LOL

I am SO curious to see what this all becomes too ;) I think that's half the fun!