Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ugly wreath contest

My dear daughters decided last Christmas that my house looked great decorated, EXCEPT that it needed a wreath above the mantle to replace the picture hanging there. No problem, thinks I, and off I go to Michael's for supplies. I had seen a great wreath in a Pottery Barn catalog that I felt confident I could copy. The result, however, was less than spectacular, and one of my daughters decided it would definitely win in an ugly wreath contest. My sister thought that it was a little unsettling, because she felt the ribbon sort of looked like a nazi symbol....not exactly the look I was hoping for! So, back to the drawing board, and what I ended up with it fine....not Pattery Barn, but fine.

Christmas time!

Now that Christmas is just a week away, I can finally sit back and relax, and focus on what the Lord did for me in sending His son to die for me. I hope that you all have a very blessed Christmas!

I finished all 18 of the pillows that I posted back a few months ago. They have been sent to their new owners who I hope are enjoying them. I have been stuck on pillows and kitchen towels as holiday gifts for a few years now....I need a change!

Here is a picture of O Tannebaum, finally finished and hanging proudly on my wall! I did a fun all-over machine quilting of holly leaves, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out!