Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas is Coming, How Joyful it will be!

I remember a song my mother used to play at Christmas when I was I young.

Christmas is coming, 
How joyful it will be.
The family will gather round the Christmas tree.
With silver tinsel shining bright,
The room is all a glow.
There's a kiss for you and me
Beneath the mistletoe!

I remembe one year in particulat,  see, there was a tree farm not far from where we lived and every year my dad and I would go pick a tree.  This year, (I was about 8 years old) after we got the tree home and in the living room, my mother found a large birds nest in it.  Not 2 minutes later we had a bird flying around the living room.  Ooooo, was she upset! Well, I had to keep it in as part of the decorations!  I even found a fake bird at Woolworth 's.

Aren't memories great?  I have so many growing up. And my husband and I  tried to make as many as we could, with our kids, as they were growing up

Speaking of trees, I Made one!  Now everyone knows I was never fond of paper piecing, but this was easy.

I purchased these cute little snowflakes at Hobby Lobby and put them randomly all over, including on the tree skirt.

Then I made 18 little blocks 
(aprox. 1 1/4 inch to 1 1/8 inch)

I used gold embroder thread to sew them on by one corner, so they would hang (just like balls hung on a tree)

And here is my tree,
Total size is:  
17 1/2" X 40 1/2"

I have also been busy making some Christmas gifts. I am sorry though, I can't show them until later.  I don't want to ruin any suprises.
I only have a few more to make.
Next, bake my cookies and pass them out.  Then I will ready for the big guy in the red suit  to come, lol.

Hope you're all making memories...




Hi Jane--I am working on that same tree--or one that is nearly like it--
my tree skirt is different though--I got the tree paper pieced last year in the fall and then this year when I moved from NY to FL in Sept I got it out and got it hand quilted and I used a snowflake stencil to do the hand quilting and just this week end I got the binding for it and last week I got my new sewing machine--so now to sew the binding on it--but first I have to finish one more gift that needs to be mailed--I have not decided for sure how to decorate my tree--but was thinking of making yo-yo's for it--
loved seeing how you have finished yours off--
happy holidays, smile, di

Marian said...

Hi Jane,

What a great tree, I love it.. Just wanted to drop in and say hi ya, we miss you in the blog hops, and I hope you'll join us again soon. Your email isn't working so I couldn't write you either. Many Hugs and I hope all is ok with you.