Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Decorating

Thanks to a lot of help from my granddaughter, I have gotten most of my Christmas decorations up.  It is amazing how much is involved in digging everything out each year, but the kids so love to see the house festive for the month.  It is worth it. 

 


Of course the favorite is always the train under the tree.  I try to have several of the little ones over alone to play with it.  When everyone is here at the same time the space near the train is over populated!!!  That and the fact that there are many derailments makes it not as much fun.




I got a little more work done on my stocking this week.  My snowman is making some headway.  I hope to get to it more seriously next week after our big dinner party for 24 people this coming Saturday night. 



One of the grandsons called last night to ask if I could make three brown beards for the Christmas play at school.  He needed them by Friday.  ;)


You didn't expect me to model it....did you?????


I haven't had much time to work on my Easy Street blocks this week, but I am trying to make myself take 15 minutes a day to just kick back and do a little sewing.  Hopefully they will come along faster after the weekend as well. 




Now I must get back to setting tables and cooking.


Even the Christmas cactus is blooming.

33 comments:

Vivian said...

Your house looks festive and ready for a wonderful month of "Ho Ho Ho" activities. How special that you had help from a granddaughter. I have to show my husband the train around the tree. I'm sure he'll love an excuse to go buy a train. (Men love their toys :) I think it would be great fun.
Happy holidays, Mary.

Bridget B said...

Looks Christmasy at your home. Have a happy holiday season.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the wall quilt

Jodi said...

Your house looks fabulous, especially the wall quilt. I should be working on my Easy Street right now, but instead I'm looking at blogs, and then it's bedtime. Tomorrow night for sure after I get my hair cut!

Fiesta said...

Your decorating is beautiful!!

Kathy P said...

Love the quilt on the wall!

Exuberant Color said...

Your house looks very festive. It is nice to get help putting up all of the decorations. Taking it all down is the part I don't like.
Your cross stitch is progressing nicely too. I did one of those for the first grandchild. Then the next 2 got cross stitch cuffs on theirs and the last 2 didn't get any cross stich.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very nice decorating. The kids look like they love the train. I don't understand why you wouldn't model the beard though. ;-) Have a great week!

Lynne said...

Everything looks lovely and festive.

Good idea to limit the numbers for train "driving"!

The beards turned out well - clever you!

All the best for the dinner party this weekend!

Fleurette said...

Your home is so beautiful and festive! I love your Christmas quilt. Love the train - what fun the kids are going to have. Your projects are all lovely.

Tami C said...

Your house looks very pretty. I always thought that a train under the tree was lovely! You're geese are looking great!

Maria said...

Your Home does look wonderful and Chrismassy.. I agree the train is just fabuolous..
The stocking is looking great as are your blocks..
You do make a good model for the beard..LOL..
It seams weird that your cactus flowers at Christmas as my flower in June/July. Our winter...

Stephanie said...

I'd have love to heard that conversation...Grandma I need 3 beards! Funny. The holidays are exciting and hectic but joyful and tasty. Enjoy your Christmas season.

Char said...

I'm a little behind this week so I just read your Sunday with the Supremes interview. It was wonderful, happy to get to know you a little better.
Your house looks beautiful, and love the beard. My cactus are blooming as well!

Nedra said...

What a beautiful home. and the beards are too funny.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Well yes, I would like to see YOU model the beard please......LOL I love your decorations and the photo of the children playing with the train brought a smile to my face. 24 people for dinner....whew! I know how lovely it is for family to gather. Your snowman is coming along beautifully and love that violet fabric in your Easy Street blocks.....What a beautiful Christmas cactus!

Grit said...

Your christmas decoration is so beautiful.
And your stitching is very nice. I`m looking forward to see more.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Melinda Cornish said...

It all looks so pretty! I love the picture of the kids looking at the train..The baby is so sweet...What a blessing to have a full house during the Christmas season!

Debi said...

So festive. I'm glad you were able to squeeze in a few geese this week.

Michele said...

Your decorations look amazing! The train is an issue over here too. The issue is always how soon can he put it up? This year he had it out before the tree was totally decorated! Love the beard!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Oh sweet...it feels like Christmas - and your geese are almost cooked! LOL

Val said...

Your home looks so beautiful. My favorite picture is where the 3 little ones are watching the train!!! Priceless. And your stocking is gorgeous!!!

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh my it looks soooo festive over here...and I adore your stitching...

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing you lovely Christmas tree and festive decorations with us, they are beautiful. Nice idea of the train running underneath it.

This year I'm living vicariously through other people's Christmas decorating since we have just finished all the unpacking from the move. I really wasn't in much of a mood to start with all the Christmas boxes only to have to pack them up next month. I am doing the Christmas baking and we are hosting a few dinners and get togethers so that will be nice. I just bought a few nice Christmas arangements to make the place festive.

Now I'm off to help a friend move, yes that's right. She's starting a new job in a new city and her kitties new transpporting :-).

Nat Palaskas said...

Don't you just love seeing all your handmade decorations at Christmas time. I love that catus flower quilt you made last year. Lovely to see the kids admiring the tree - hugs Nat

Trudy Callan said...

I was stressing about how little I have been able to post and wondering if I should even be blogging; so I really appreciate the encouragement to not stress over it and the affirmation that you enjoy my posts no matter how often I put one up. Thank you so much.

Your house is so beautiful and neat. Love all of the decorations.

Lesley said...

Your house is so inviting with the festive tree and that gorgeous quilt. How nice to have little munchkins around to enjoy the season and that train!

Connie said...

Your home looks beautiful and perfect for the holidays, what a neat quilt on the wall too! Looks like you have been busy with stitchery, Easy Street and.......beards! Great job!

Barbara said...

Looks lovely Mary and can see so much of your handiwork.

Love the Christmas wall hanging.

Fun idea with the train set around the tree.

SIMPLESEW said...

Gorgeous

Carole said...

Your home looks lovely for the holiday season! Thank you so much for sharing! Cheers!

Denise :) said...

Oh! Your Christmas cactus is absolutely beautiful!! :)

Debuko said...

Your home looks beautiful!!! :)