Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas is Coming To Our House

It is beginning to look like Christmas here.  We are a little later than usual about getting our tree up, but look at the results!

The train is up around the tree.  The Longaberger Christmas baskets are around the base.  My completed Gay Ann Rogers Angel Tree Topper is on the top.  My grandson got to put his ornaments up.  And I found 2 more strands of my favorite garland on etsy.  It is red foil-wrapped gift garland that my mother used on our tree in the 60's.  (I watched on ebay for over 2 years and only saw it once but missed the end of the auction :(  Now I have 5 strands and it makes my tree just right. Know what I mean?

Another 2011 finish-

Blackbird Designs Autumn Song
30 ct R & R fabric-don't remember the color
Called for threads

 The alphabet letters that go around the edge of box top are about 1/3 done.  And I have the box to finish it, but can't decide on what color to paint it.

Here is Debbie Stiehler's Timeless Tomato from the class I took in May or June??  I hadn't touched it since the class, but I saw two of these completed at the stitching retreat in November and fell in love all over again.  So this is what it looked like when I picked it up:

 Here it is now!!

As soon as segment 4 is completed, I'll flip the whole canvas over and finish it upside down. This is the project I will finish 2011 working on (unless I get it done sooner!) When this part is done, there are green leaves for the top of the tomato and the strawberry fob (see top photo)

My Christmas shopping is almost done.  I ordered something for DH last week online and it arrived FedEx the next day while I was gone.  The delivery man put it right into DH's arms!  Now he knows what he is getting :)


Laurie in Iowa said...

Your tree is beautiful.

dixiesamplar said...

Autumn Song is lovely!! And so is your Christmas tree--loving the Longaberger basket border, LOL.

That needlepoint tomato is very unique and unusual...I like it!

Blu said...

AS looks lovely and your tree is gorgeous!
Love the colours of the tomato. The reds are just incredible!

Giovanna said...

What a glorious tree! Congrats on finishing Autumn Song (lovely!) and great going on the tomato - looks like a fun project.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your tree is gorgeous, I love that garland!

Penny said...

What a pretty tree and I love the garland! I'm afraid I never learned the trick(s) of winning auctions on Ebay.
Autumn Song is pretty and I love the colors in Timeless Tomato. :)

Carol said...

How nice that you were able to track down the very same garland from your childhood, Teresa--makes the tree extra special... I love your little collection of baskets surrounding it.

Autumn Song is so charming--beautiful colors!

Merry Christmas to you and your family...

Donna said...

I still love the tomato!

Kathy H said...

Love how your tomato is coming out. Just beautiful.

Tatkis said...

Adorable Christmas tree, and your BBD finish is very cute!
And the bargello process looks so beautiful!


Siobhán said...

Teresa, your tree is gorgeous!! Lovely stitching, too. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

Tracey said...

Beautiful tree and your finish is lovely. Have a merry Christmas! :)