Saturday, December 6, 2008

Our Christmas Tree and My Stitching Space

Merry Christmas Everyone, I had some time today so I took some photos of our 2008 Christmas Tree. This photo is of "My Stitching Space" in the living room. Here I can sit and stitch for hours. When the tree is not up I look right out onto the front yard where I can admire my flower beds in the "Blooming Season" and usually heaps of snow in the Winter.

The Quilt behind my chair is the very first and last quilt I ever bought before I started quilting back in 1994. the quilt pattern is called the Texas Lone Star or Bethlehem Star. It was made by an Amish lady in Indiana. The hand quilting stitches are absolute perfect except for in the bottom left hand corner where one of the blossom pattern is not completed. I was told by this lady that all Amish woman do this because the only person who is perfect is "God"... Also the Amish lady stitched 1987 in the bottom of the quilt so I will always know when she made it. Also the very lovely quilt rack was made for me for a Christmas a couple of years ago by "My Sweetie".

You can see in the above photo that today is a very snowy day with Lake Effect Snow warning for this evening where we are told we will get up to 12 inches of snow. very sad face. Most of the Christmas Ornaments are from a village called Lauscha in Eastern Germany. The Krebs Glas Ornaments are the first known company that made the glass blown ornaments. The "Krebs" link above will take you on a lovely photos tour of Lauscha and the place where these lovely ornaments are made. There is also several ornaments that my Kindred Spirits friends have made and given to me over the years.

I am a huge fan of Anne of Green Gable and another "Kindred Spirit Friend" named "River" gave me this wonderful Glass Ornament for Christmas this year. It is truly beautiful.
A Very Dear Friend Thea made this "Christmas Quilt" for me in 2003 and it has hung in the living room every Christmas since. It is machine embroidery which I have never attempted because I love to sit and stitch. It is truly beautiful.

This ornament I also bought in Lauscha Germany to remind me of all "My Wonderful Dear Friends in Australia and My Sis Lyn who also lives in Melbourne Australia.

I stitched this Folk Art Christmas Ornament back in 2002.

I also made this Folk Art Penny Rug Christmas Tree a few years back. Next week I will take you all on a tour of the Christmas Market in Stuggart Germany. Have a great week everyone.
Hugs Judy


Maureen said...

Lovely pictures Judy, thanks for sharing your home, we haven't put up our tree yet and also we have no snow.So far I just have my beaded bauble on show (see my blog)

sparkle jars said...

Thank you for inviting us into your home. Everything is beautiful. I've nominated you for an award on my blog. Thank you for teaching me how to hypertext. I am so grateful. :-)You're a gem.

Anonymous said...

Judy I can just see the snow in the background, here we have sand beach and BBQ's in our christmas, but I do so love to see a white christmas, baubles are just such lovely memories, thanks for sharing, Lyn in Melbourne AU

Art4Sol said...

Thanks for the home tour, Judy. Very lovely. You're in the festive mood I see... and in the midst of a winter wonderland.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Lyn, I am truly envious of your nice sunny warm weather at the moment. We now have a total of 6 or 7 inches of that fluffy white stuff.

Hello Darlene, Thanks for the nice comment about the holiday docorations. I enjoy the holiday season. Hugs Judy

Heather said...

Hi Judy,

Thanks for inviting us into your home to see your lovely decorations. I have yet to get my tree up - not used to putting it up early - in Scotland, when I was growing up, the tree was usually put up on Christmas Eve when we kids were in bed and we would get up in the morning to see the whole house decorated (poor parents) - the tree never stayed up long either, usually taken down at New Year - I am not used to putting up decorations early, and still can't get used to it.

You will have to post us a pic of all of your lovely post cards you have received over the years, hope to get you mine very soon - you should get it in time for Christmas I hope.

Hugs - Heather

Carol said...

Lovely pictures of your home and holiday decorating. Are you in SW MI? I was wondering because of the Lake Effect white stuff which I see alot of in Northern Indiana!

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CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Heather My Friend in the Far North. Nice to read your lovely message. Once we have a holiday tradition when we are children that is difficult to change when we get older. I think your Scotland Christmas would of been lovely.

Hello Carol, Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, we do get the Lake Effect snow and I am sure they are very similar to yours in Northern Indiana. Also thanks for the nice comments about our Christmas Deocrations. Hugs Judy

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