Friday, November 26, 2010
Trimming The Tree
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Rich and I didn't have to be at my Mom's until 4pm so we spent the day putting up our tree and watching the James Bond marathon on one of the TV stations.
This is my collection of Mill Hill Santas that I stitched many years ago. I love them and when I take them out of their box I am always amazed at how much detail and color changes are involved in these. I finally put the backing felt on one more that was stitched so he will join his brothers on the tree this year.
This next group are ornaments that have been gifts or exchanges that I have received over the years. They are pretty fabulous. Every year at my EGA guild's exchange you hope to get ones made by certain people and I have been fortunate to receive a beautiful ornament every year.
When I think about my stitching goals for the upcoming year I think that it still will have to be to work on finishing those kits rather than I different assortment of smalls. I am so inspired by what I see on the blogs...all red ornaments, 4th of July trees, Halloween trees. I would like to focus on one of these but I really need to finish the ornament kits :)
Well, I think the tree looks pretty fabulous. Every ornament is a memory. For many years I didn't put up a tree because I worked retail and really didn't have time. Rich and I don't have children so there really wasn't any pressure to do so. About 6 years ago, I quit retail management and I have had time to do more during the holidays. Rich and I got a great deal on this prelit tree about that time.
I hope that you all have time to enjoy the holidays.