Posts Tagged 'tree'

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…

Bench Monday : O Tannenbaum!
We officially have our trees set up and trimmed. Yes, I said trees. Plural. We have not one but two Christmas trees in our tiny Ranch style home. Last year my parents converted the garage into living space. So this year Dad asked “Why not have two trees?” We couldn’t think of a reason not to—both were free and we had plenty of ornaments and, for some reason, two tree stands in the basement.
German Tree
The tree in the living room came from the brook that runs by our house. It’s decorated in the usual German tradition we’ve been doing my entire life. There are candle lights and fancy bulbs and the spindle on the top. It’s a bit of “Charlie Brown” tree seeing as it’s so sparse and short.
Kitsch Tree
We also went with something new by putting a tree in the family room (also dubbed The Rumpus Room.) It was from a friend of the family and is decorated with all the other kitschy but sentimental ornaments. We also went with colored lights—something we’ve never done in my lifetime. This one is nice and full and smells wonderful when you walk into the warmth from outside.

Winter in the air…

Things have been quiet around here lately. There has been a lot going on in my life so blogging has been shifted to the back burner. I have plans for some new tutorials to share but not for a little while. I’m still sewing, of course, and will share photos of completed projects and shop updates as soon as I get a chance. As well as get around to visiting other blogs.

The days are getting shorter and shorter and I can smell winter in the air. So I was surprised to find this sweetgum tree still holding it’s own–and quite beautifully too. (Don’t let the warmth of the photo fool, it was cold!) The end of the year is approaching quickly–I’m not sure where it went. This means the yule season will be upon us soon. I have no ideas about presents–to either make or buy. I’ve been browsing around Etsy quite a bit for inspiration and ideas.
I’m planning a sale in my own shop to kick off the holiday shopping season. So stay tuned.

This is our dog Kippy. She turned 10 on Monday. She looks awfully sad in the photo, but in truth she is just terribly camera shy. I’m not sure if other dogs are like that or not, but she never looks you in the eye. I still have this habit of calling her puppy because, although she’s speckled with gray and not fast as she used to be, she is still so playful and enthusiastic. Though, she is slipping a bit on her guard dog duties. The other night she totally missed the the doe I heard munching on the bushes outside my bedroom window.


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