These are some of my favorite ornaments. I would decorate the whole tree with these but the kids add a new ornament of their choosing each year. Someday these will be for them to take with them when they leave the nest.
Snowman from my friend Heidi
I found this one at Target and immediately fell in love with it. He looked like he needed a home.
I love this wonderful stocking ornament from my friend Missy.
This is the centerpiece on my table.
Our Christmas tree and some just out of the oven yummy cookies. These have a little surprise in each of them. They're Santa Surprises. It's a peanut butter cookie with a miniature Snickers wrapped inside. YUMMY!
I have been working on some ribbon scarves. I have finished a black and white and another autumn leaves. I am working on a thin autumn leaves scarf. This one won't have a trim. I think the ends will be knotted to finish it off.
My daughter made the Noel sign above and dear son made this snowman. We will bring them to the nursing home to hang them in my mother in laws room. Unfortunately, most of the things we bring her either get broken or disappear. It is very frustrating and a violation to these people who cannot help themselves. I am hoping that these will bring her some cheer and not entice anyone else to make them their own.
These are our gingerbread creations. There has already been some demolition on them and pieces are missing.
Had to try a train for something different.
This is the wonderful apron I received from Lolly in the Sassy Apron Swap. I had a fun time with this swap.
I used the left over fabric from the apron swap to make a half apron for a dear friend. She calls herself our daughter's surrogate grandmother. They met when dd was in first grade and have been close ever since. She is a wonderful lady and our daughter is blessed to have her in her life. She lives in one of the most amazing homes we have ever seen. It was built in 1675, I believe. It belonged to Priscilla Alden, daughter of John Alden, a pilgrim that came to Plymouth, MA in 1620. It is amazing to walk into her home and be taken right into the past. There is a modern addition to the home but the original structure is there unchanged and kept in pristine condition. So amazing.
These are some ornaments I worked on. I crocheted the mini-snowflakes inside the ornament. They are each glittered and added with some faux snow to the ornament. I enjoyed making these and dh took them to work as gifts.
As most of the country is, we are covered in snow. It began on Friday afternoon. We accumulated about a foot of snow. It continued to flurry through out the day on Saturday. Sunday brought us another 4-5 inches. It rained later and turned everything to ice.
These are pictures of our backyard. I do love the look of the snow on the branches. The fresh blanket is so beautiful. Until you have to get out there and shovel.
This greenhouse is built with plans from MaryJanes Farm magazine. I can't wait to start seeds in there anticipating spring planting.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Come back soon.