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

18 comments:

  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.

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

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  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....

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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. :)

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  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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