Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas Eve celebrations.  I'm about ready to leave for church to sing in the Christmas Eve service.  My son is music director and he, my daughter and daughter-in-law will all be in the choir loft singing carols this evening, so it should be fun.

The thing I love most about Christmas is how the lights look after dark.  We leave them up as long as possible...They usually come down the day after New Year's Day.  Here are just a few of my favorite Christmas ornaments:

This is one I made from back in my cross stitch days.

This log basket is even older.  This is from my needlepoint phase.

My daughter knit this darling little Christmas stocking.



And here's another one she made.

This is our family room tree.  It isn't a beauty, but it is all full of happy memories from family and Christmases gone by.  I crocheted the tree skirt several years ago.

This is the blue tree in the dining room.  I put this one up pretty quickly and not all of the ornaments made it out of the box, but I love how it looks after dark when all of the blue lights show.  I crocheted this tree skirt from the same pattern as the other one.


I always think of my parents at this time of year and remember our holidays together.  My Mom loved to make these beaded ornaments from kits, and I have a lot of these to enjoy on our tree every year. 









 

This crocheted Santa was made by my husband's Grandmother.  I imagine this ornament is about 35 years old. 


A friend of my Mom's made these Wizard of Oz ornaments.  There is a lot of work on these.


This one came from a former neighbor that was a Lucy to my Ethel.  She got into some mail order clown sewing scheme and ended up having to pay her way out of the mess.  She bought this musical clown ornament as a reminder of the laughs we had over that.





I wish all of my followers and blog readers a very Merry Christmas.  I appreciate each and every one of you stopping by Loose Threads.

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