Thursday, November 24, 2011

What I Did on Thanksgiving Vacation

Since our family gathering was last Saturday, I spent the morning in the process of decorating for Christmas. I'm not finished, and it usually takes me about a week to get it all like I want. Well, it never really gets there, but enough that I can relax and let it go.

I received a wonderful ornament from my friend Y. She actually gave it to me for my birthday in September, and I'm so glad she did! I L O V E it!!

Truer words were never spoken! Invariably, when I am trying to rush through something, the sewing machine starts doing weird things that slow me down. That ever happen to you??

I"m not going to show my entire tree yet, as I'm not finished with it yet. But, here are some odds and ends I did get around to this morning.

I got this idea from Pinterest. I didn't have different sizes of the same color, so I used what I had. It looks better in person.

I had this wreath last year, but when I unpacked, it looked a little sparse, so I added more to it.

I made this last week. I think it needs a little more peppermint.

My Mom loved Gingerbread folks, and had several little stuffed people in her decorations. I was blessed enough to get them. LMW likes them too, and they are something he can play with, and me not worry about him breaking them. When he gets finished, I just put them back where they were. I have a few more scattered around the living room.

Mom also had that little Christmas china set. I thought it would be a nice thing to remember her with, on this shelf in my bedroom.

I painted the "Comfort" and "Joy" plaques a couple of years ago.

Well, that's all I'm going to add for today. I took a "Morning" for Me instead of  Minutes for Me this time. I'm thankful I had the free time to do these things, and the freedom to do them. I'm also thankful for something else...

I'm thankful I didn't fall and break a limb. While climbing down from a step stool, I lost my balance when I put my foot on the floor. To catch myself from falling, I wound up sticking my foot in LMW's toy box. One of his blocks sheared the skin off the bottom of one of my toes. A bit of blood, wailing and gnashing of teeth, but otherwise I'm ok. Thanks be to God, because I was alone. I'd have been that famous woman who cries, "I've fallen and I can't get up!" if God hadn't protected me.


Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Beautiful Decorations!
I am so glad you didn't get hurt badly and didn't have to call out --- I have fallen and can't get up! Someone was watching over you. Next time no step stool adventures when you are home alone!
Thanks for linking up!
Enjoy your day!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Your decorations look so pretty!!! I love your new ornament and I have the same problem with my machine! ugh!

I'm glad you didn't get seriously hurt when you fell! Hope your toe feels better!

Y said...

Ouch! Don't you just hate that feeling when you KNOW you're going to fall?!!! Sure glad to hear you didn't bust anything!

Everything is so pretty! You hit my soft spot when you said you had things out for LMW to play with. He'll have good memories of that. :D I can't wait for the next installment of Christmas decorating!

PS I couldn't resist the ornament! It was too perfect. I'm so happy you like it!!!