Saturday, December 08, 2012

17 days till Christmas....

I've been slow getting into the Christmas Spirit this year.  So far I only have a few decorations out.

The little NOEL set is only out because I bought it in an antique store last week!

Same for the little Santa salt and Pepper shakers.  I love the 1950's vintage decorations.  Remind me of my Aunt and Uncles house during the holidays!

I did put up my Christmas quilt.  I made this sampler quilt right after 9/11 and kept a diary of what was happening as I made each block.  A bit of a "stress" quilt...sometimes being a news-junkie is bad for the nerves.  To make matters worse...at the time I was producing an 11 pm newscast.  Couldn't get away from the news if I wanted to!

I put some Christmas carols on today as I try to clean the house to make way for more decorations.  I even put fire on in the fireplace though the only one who seems to enjoy it is Dobby....


6 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Love your NOEL angels... too cool! Definitely reminds me of the things my mother had... love that vintage stuff!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Looks very festive from here. Love the salt and pepper shakers. Too cute.

Janet said...

Your Noel angels are quite a find!! I really like your sampler quilt too. We just started decorating today.

Heartsdesire said...

Lucky for you, spotting those Noel angels. I have a similar set except the angels are Santas. They belonged to my husband's mother and were alway set out at Christmas. Your sampler quilt is looking good.

Frog Quilter said...

Love your sampler quilt. Kitty always looks cute.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Dobby looks quite content! Hope your decorating is going well. I feel like the days are slipping through my fingers like sand!