Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

It should look like Christmas since it's only several days away huh? ;-)
Here is a picture of our tree this year. It's loaded with ornaments & I've probably added 5-6 more since this picture was taken. I just love ornaments! :-) We've had the same angel topper since 1987. Every year I talk about getting a new one, but when the time comes, I just can't. I just can't "retire" her - not now!

This little tree is my dining area is new this year and is full or stitched ornaments by friends/Pals. Maybe you recognize one or more of them? ;-) The crocheted angel is one Ray's grandmother made many, many years ago. She taught me to crochet too & I have been tempted lately to pick up a ball of thread & make some ornaments - just haven't done it.
This is a smaller ornament tree from Hallmark several years ago. I have a larger one as well, but I didn't get it out this year. I'm thinking about doing all Mill Hill ornaments for it - just love them & they're the right size I think! Again, these are from friends & a few I've stitched myself.
And this is a Christmas Cactus that my mom bought for me two weeks ago as an early Christmas gift. The blooms are a peachy/salmon color & I've never seen one this color - I LOVE it! The flash makes it look a tad odd, but trust me, it's very pretty!
I received another from a friend/DSL customer the other day via UPS it's red AND white and on my, it's as pretty as can be. I'd been looking for a true red and haven't been able to find one, so I was thrilled (and shocked!) beyond words when it arrived. Chris, if you're reading this, thank you again, so very much! I LOVE plants and your choice was perfect!!

I helped my mom wrap her gifts yesterday & need to get mine done today. I've never been this late in wrapping gifts, but I've also never had my mother had surgery 2 weeks before Christmas either. We've been busy with doctors appointments, spending a 12+ hour day at the hospital, and the list goes on. It's great though, mom is doing much better though she is still in some pain. The surgeon said on Wed. that the nurse must have pulled a little too hard while holding up her liver with something-or-other while he was operating. If the pain hasn't gone away by next week, she is supposed to call him. It was hurting her pretty bad while I was there yesterday afternoon, so I'm a tad worried. I just want to know where time went so fast? Wasn't my mom just taking me to the doctor a few months back? Now it's the other way around? My dad is grateful that I'm helping out, I can tell. And I'm glad to do it - it's just an odd feeling - some of you may know what I'm talking about?

Anyway - I have been stitching (more ornaments) and I'll post some ornament pics soon - maybe later today!
Thanks for stopping by & happy stitching!!!

8 comments:

Barbi said...

Oh! Your trees are all wonderful!! I just love stitched ornaments!

Catherine said...

Lovely pictures - thanks for sharing. I do know how you feel with your mom and dad! I do hope she is feeling better. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Deanne J said...

I love all your ornaments.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Nice trees and ornies. Lovely cactus, one of mine is salmon and is my fav:)

Sweet Stitchin and Happy Holidays...

Danielle said...

Your tree looks so great! Can't wait to see your other ornaments.

Blu said...

Your trees are all lovely. I love the Hallmark one!

Tracy said...

Lovely! I've never stitched Xmas ornaments. Maybe I should start!

Rowyn said...

Your trees are all beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas.