Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas at My House

These are some of my favorite Christmas things ........

The candle ring in the photo came from a shop that I discovered while shopping in Shipshewana.  My daughter crocheted the doily underneath with the green trim.  I love these new Cottage magazines. They come out 4 times a year, and the Autumn and Christmas issues were just beautiful.

This lighted quilt shop came from friend Jackie V. from Washington. 

This beautiful garland of gingerbread men and hearts was made for me by Roswitha - Blauraute blog.  She had a contest on her blog, and I guessed closest to the correct number of spools of thread that she showed in a photograph.  I love this hung in the center of our mantel between our stockings. 

This wreath was made by a distant cousin. Underneath is a wire wreath form, and there are three layers of little fabric "pillows" that are stuffed with polyfil and then tied onto the form with a ribbon.  These are really easy to make and are a great use for your Christmas or red and green scraps. 

These are favorite Christmas quilts.  The top one is from back in my Thimbleberry phase.  I don't recall the name of the pattern, but it was easy to put together.  I hadn't had my Bernina very long, and I practiced couching some gold glittery trim around the ribbon. 

The second quilt is a combination.  The center was a feathered star block that I made as the center for a round robin that I was in, and I changed my mind and made a different center.  The blocks that surround it are from a Dear Jane Christmas swap that same year. 

The bottom quilt always makes me smile.  My friend, Gini, and I got together at her house and made a couple of huge stacks of large nine patches to put together for charity quilts.  It just happened that we piled some of the red and green nine patches together, and I remarked that they would make a great Christmas quilt.  In a few days Gini came to my door carrying the quilt on the bottom of the ladder.  I machine appliqued' the candy canes in the alternate squares and on the corners, quilted it, and put the binding on. 

I crocheted this Christmas afghan years ago from a pattern from a good friend from Michigan.  I love this shell pattern. 

I also crocheted this Christmas ripple afghan...don't remember where the pattern for this one came from. 
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These bubble lights have been in my family for a lot of years.  They are always in the center of my mantel. 

I hope you are enjoying some of your favorite things this Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit
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