I just finished decorating the tree, and because I have a better camera now, the pics came out great, and I want to share! We always do a victorian-style tree......lots of beads and glass, and everything else! It's loaded with ornaments that I've collected over the past 30+ years......and I love it!
Ok.......so that's the end of the tree.......how about some quilty pics!?! :o)
I've been busy making a couple of 'warm hug' quilt tops......hoping to get them quilted in the next week or two.
Now that I see it......I wish I'd pressed it before taking pics! Sheesh!
And the final quilt is for me.......
Scraps and Threadtales blog posted an antique quilt she acquired a while back, well.......it MADE me do it! I loved the look of it so much, and these 40's prints were just like the ones in her quilt. Perfect! I added the top and bottom border to make it fit my bed (I have a footboard, so I don't tuck it in, it just lays up next to it.)
Some close ups of the prints.......
I'm really excited about quilting this one, because of all the big open spaces. I'll be dreaming about feathered wreaths, and swirly designs for a while I think! I'll post about it when I actually get it done!
I'll have another post, maybe tomorrow, with more pics of the quilt show. I still have a bunch that are so amazing.....they must be shown! :o)
Tomorrow I'm cleaning house, and getting the spare bedroom ready......our son, Chris, arrives from Bahrain on Saturday evening! He'll be staying until just after Christmas, then heading back to Virginia, where he'll be stationed aboard ship. I'm so glad he's back in the states now!
And......next week, Chris and I will be driving down to NY to see the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular show at Radio City Music Hall! John and I saw it about 15 years ago, and I cried and cried, it was so good. Of course, it was our first time in NYC, and this little girl from Seattle, who grew up watching all the old movies and tv specials of NY, and the parades, and the ice skating, and all the glitz and glam of the city.....well......it was just so overwhelming and humbling to think I was actually right there......in person......seeing it all! A real pinch-me moment! Yep.....I was a blubbering idiot for most of the show......it was so great!
This time, I will be controlling myself, so as not to embarrass my son! lol Our cousin Patti will be joining us, and we'll be staying with her in Long Island for a few days. It's all so exciting.....I just love little trips!
AND......hubby and I finished our Christmas shopping......together!......on Tuesday, so there is nothing to do now except some baking! Woohoo! I'm loving that! It's so nice when he joins me; it goes so much faster, and I don't have to second guess myself on each item. We accomplished so much, and had a really nice day together doing it, and Mexican dinner to boot! Yippee!
We are expecting a Noreaster on Sunday.......so we'll be skiing early next week! Woohoo!
Life is good!
Ho Ho Ho!