~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to ~
Sorry I'm late this morning with my daily post....
I've been decorating and am happy to report, I put the final touches on my home yesterday afternoon!
It is clean, decorated and ready to enjoy!
I usually save my tree to be viewed on Dec. 23...
but what's the point? You want to see it and I can use various close up shots of it through the 25 Days to show each ornament in more detail :)
So here we go... FRONT view of our 2016 tree:
RIGHT SIDE of our 2016 Tree
LEFT SIDE of our 2016 Tree
Over 500 handmade ornaments adorn our 7 ft. tree. Ornaments from my childhood, ornaments from my husband's childhood and ornaments from my children's childhood. About 275 of them are cross stitched by my hands and a few of those are from friends of mine that have gifted me through the years with their beautiful work.
Our tree isn't fancy, but it is a work of a lifetime and all six of us are a contributor to it's beauty.
Katie is having the time of her life in college....
She's done so well with the transition, heck even Mom did very well with the transition - all things considered :)
She has made tremendously good friends. And every Friday night they have "friend game night" and a sleepover. Last night instead of games they went ice skating.
They posed with Garfield outside the rink ~ Jim Davis the creator of Garfield is a Hoosier born and bred and still living in good 'ol Indiana where he presides over Garfield, Inc and is an adjunct professor at Ball State University. (Yep, BALL jars....made in Muncie, Indiana) Indiana ROCKS!
A wholesome, fun ending to a Friday night ~ Friday Night Sleepover!
Start studying girls, finals are in a week!
And here are my boys this morning eating a hearty breakfast prior to going to their first SAT attempt....
SCORE BIG BOYS! Mama and Daddy need you to get a scholarship!
aren't they cuties? ;)
aren't they cuties? ;)
Last night I began stitching....
by Country Cottage Needleworks
I'm doing mine with the called for colors on 36 count 2 over 2 on Vintage Country Mocha linen
I think it will be an ornament.
And Day 3's Tip is....
buy this book, that I finished last night:
It was SO good...I cried at the end. So good in fact I'm going to start at the beginning and read the series. :)
I'm always in need of a new series.
that is Day 3! Until tomorrow....