Sunday, November 28, 2010

How To Waste a Sunday

...Mess up your blog. 

And boy did I ever.  I spent yesterday afternoon getting in the Christmas spirit. 
I put up Christmas trees, went through boxes of decorations and in general started the holiday "house" stuff.  This morning I sat down with my computer to browse the blogs I follow.  I decided my blog needed a little Christmas spirit.  Well one thing led to another and before I knew it my blog was totally messed up.  But I persevered (about 5 hours total) and finally got it back to the way I wanted it, Christmas spirit and all.

So now that my blog is back to normal I wanted to share my cross stitched Christmas trees.  Last year I finally had enough ornaments to hang on these small trees.  This year the trees are bursting with ornaments.  Hopefully next year I will have enough to graduate to a big tree.  Many of the ornaments are from my cross stitch pals, or ones that I have gotten from exchanges.  The rest are ornaments that I have stitched.  If you've been my partner in an exchange I hope you can see your ornament on the tree :0)

My Christmas Tree in the Living Room

My Christmas Tree in the Basement

The Christmas tree in the basement is my Snowman themed tree.
Every ornament on the tree is some sort of snowman. 
I've collected snowman ornaments for several years.
I switched trees this year and put my smaller one upstairs because it was getting too full.
I guess that means now that I have the bigger tree for my snowman I can buy more.....right?

Christmas Stitchin'
I took some motivation from my friend Faye at the Carolina Stitcher and became a weekend warrior.  (Thanks for the motivation Faye)  I have been busy stitching and finishing and will hopefully be able to share some with you very soon.  Lots of exchanges going on right now so I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone. 

And last but not least.........
Another head for the basement.  My husband is an avid hunter and was overjoyed with this buck.  We always try to send 1 or 2 deer to the local food pantry each year so this one will be going there before he starts filling our freezer for the year.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate you spending a part of your day with me. 
Here's hoping that you find your Christmas joy!

Keep on stitchin' on,


laurawilson25 said...

What a lovely thing to give a deer to the food pantry! I have never thought of that before.

Erin said...

Your trees look beautiful and cograts to your husband.

April Mechelle said...

Your trees look beautiful!! Congrats to your hubby on the nice deer.

Karen said...

love all your trees! wish i had room for more than one. LOL I think we are stuck with a small one again this year because of the dogs. OY! Tell hubby great job on the deer! and that's awesome you give to the food pantry! :) our freezer is overfilled with two elk (one doug's one dustins) right now, been giving away to friends/family.

Faye said...

Wow!! You WERE a weekend warrior!!! It all looks so good!!! Nice job, Faye

Vonna said...

I love your trees Diane :)
LOOKING GREAT! And seeing your Starry Night ornaments has me wanting to stitch and finish them for ME...I did a couple for exchanges...they look great on your tree!
Hurray for your DH husband and the handsome buck :)

Patty C. said...

Lovely decorations - The trees look beautiful :)