Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas is slowly creeping into my house

I am a procrastinator extraordinaire... the only reason I get crafty stuff done is that I'm avoiding cooking, cleaning and laundry. Really - that is the way it is. I don't fret about getting out my Christmas decorations right after Thanksgiving because I know it will be mid-January before I take them down, so there is no rush.

However, I decided to jump into the fray and get a few things out. I started with this new additon to my bedroom... Carol's Christmas quilt!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! All of that wonderful Christmas-y busyness sashed and bordered in buttery yellow goodness. It is perfect for this room. Even my bed linens coordinate - LOL (You knew the sheets would be yellow right?)

Santa is front and center and waves to me as I enter or leave.

And you can see the great job Cass did on the quilting. She used a Christmas tree design that tessellates in a variegated green thread. Just perfect!

I had a lot of comments on the back fabric at the guild meeting Monday night. I think there may only have been 2 bolts of this fabric in all of Cincinnati and between me and my friend Stephie, I believe we got it all!

I decided I should change out the wreaths on my front doors. And you are seeing this correctly my front doors are mostly glass - who thought that was a great security idea? Sheesh.

These wreaths have been redone numerous times and they are getting a bit shabby but they'll do for another year. Maybe I'll be able to get this colorful ornament wreath (click here) I saw at Pier 1 today, on sale later in the season... I hope so. I thought about buying it for my son's front door but decided it may be a bit too wild for the boy. I'm sure he'll thank me for passing it up.

Now onto other decorating. My DH got out the prelit Christmas tree I bought about 3 years ago. I love the idea of not having to put the lights on it every year. Well, right now it has 2 swaths where there are NO lights lit... grrrrr!!! I need to work up the patience to see if I can fix it... and maybe a glass of Christmas cheer. Yeah, that would definitely help.

Hope your decorating is going well.
Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I have a prelit tree that wouldn't light after a year or two. Really made me mad. Spent hours and hours trying to find 'the' bulb.. (Taking each one out and trying a good one). Never found it. I hate that tree.

    Good luck. The cheap tree works fine. Grrr.

  2. Yum! Love your bed, love the front doors (even though they might not be the safest.). It is all beautiful.

  3. Love, love, love the quilt!! I just saw a post earlier today that showed how to make one of those wreaths ~ easier than I thought, but not as easy as buying one...hehehe...
    My hubby has restranded a few branches on our tree over the past couple of years....

  4. Love your Christmas quilt - you already knew that. LOL

    The decorating is done in my home - makes me a happy girl. :-)

  5. Quilts and wreaths - a VERY good start Carol! Or should we call you Christmas Carol?

  6. The Christmas quilt is so pretty. It looks great in the bedroom!

  7. Gosh the quilt looks terrific! I love colored sheets or ones with prints and they can be darn hard to find. I like your wreaths--I pulled mine out yesterday and thought the same thing--it will be good for another year :) You know, I think this is the first time I've seen you mention your DH, lol! Damn the lights being out. Hope it is fixable. We have yet to get our tree.

  8. I am working on doing the decorating myself too--love your quilt-you really did a wonderful job in creating it!!
    and I love your two wreaths on the doors--course red is my favorite color at Christmas time!!!
    Hope you find the problem with your lights--I found one string on mine did not work this year, (not on a tree--just a string)and I know they worked when I put them away last year--crazy things!!!
    Hugs,Di and miss gracie

  9. Your decorating looks great! I love the quilt, and the wreaths look fantastic! We don't have our decorating out yet. I was kind of hoping that the family wouldn't notice, but DH asked if we were decorating this weekend. Ugh.

  10. The quilt is fabulous! It definitely puts me in a holiday mood! 19 days left..get going!!

  11. Your Christmas quilt is the cutest thing !!! Every bed should have one. What wonderful fabrics. I just love it!

  12. Yes, of course you have yellow bed sheets! I love that Christmas tree quilting design...a fun quilt!

  13. Girlfriend, you should totally get two of those ornament wreaths! They are so you!!!!

  14. I love the quilt...and the fabric is awesome. I love, love, love that you two are hoarding the fabric. That just cracks me up!

    Yeah, I think the first thing you need to do is settle down with a big ole' glass of Christmas Cheer and then work your way through a few chocolate Santa's...and maybe a half bar of Peppermint bark...and then you can start to think about doing the laundry, just think about it mind you, don't actually do it...that will require a nice dinner out by the Hubs and then you might be able to do a load, but not two! :)

    Blessings and hugs to you and Big Dude, too.

  15. BLING! That wreath is pure bling! I love it. Christmas quilts--I have two I use year round. I love your yellow one--you're right--its cheery and warm and perfect.

  16. Well I'm not sure how much I would be getting done if I were you - with that Christmas quilt on your bed, I would be spending an awful lot of time in there! I think you made the perfect Christmas quilt!
    Your wreaths are lovely on your pretty doors - I like those doors. We've never had one with a window - old ranch houses rarely come with those. But I never thought about security. There is a song out that I love that says, "Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun and you might meet them both if you show up here not welcome son. :)

  17. That is a great quilt. I would never think to use yellow for Christmas but oh goodness, it's perfect. Love all of the different Christmas prints.


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