Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014...

Hello and Merry Christmas to all of my friends. I am so excited it is finally christmas. I made it! I made it through all the down days and all the 'up' days too! Another successful holiday season has come upon us. It is at this time I would like to say that the real reason of the season is to have Jesus in your heart. He is the reason for this season.
     We have had our tree up since after thanksgiving. It takes me days to decorate. Here is a photo of our tree. I think it is beautiful. Also the entertainment center with stockings. 

I set up my Dept 56 North Pole Village every year. It is a complete set and many new figures were added this year. Momma spoiled me rotten with the trees and figures. 



The new addition is my first piece to the Santa Claus village that goes with the North Pole series. Now I have another village to collect. It took me 10 years to complete the North Pole series. 





These are hinged boxes. Momma added one this year. Love them all! Only showing a few here. 



This is the front of the house. Looking at the pic we live on the left. Everyone in the neighborhood started putting up lights after we strung ours. It has been nice to see people in the spirit.




Boots was shy to the camera!!




And guess who came by this morning?? SYLVESTER...he is really starting to take a liking to jay. I cried today thinking about losing church. But we can love again. 

On the stitching front...here are two ornaments I finished. they did not turn out exactly as I planned but for a first attempt it was good.

My friend Joy Ketter from UFO Stitcher's Group on yahoo made me these crocheted snow flakes for my angel tree. They are so pretty. 


My ort-a-ment from saving all the orts is on the tree in a plastic ball. 


And that is all from our house to yours! Have a Merry Christmas and to all a good nite! hugs, and happy stitching Jay and Pamela Redfern.