A blog about "SEW" many happy little things...and life in between!
December 9, 2012
Christmas at the White house!
It's Christmas at the White house, finally! I have taken way to many pictures of the holiday decorations to share all at one time, so I think I will feature a few from the family room upstairs today. You will notice dolls and Santa's in almost every picture. Made several years ago by me, they all have a special place in my heart and home. Enjoy the show.
The Santa pictured above was made by my kids back in 1991. It's my all time favorite Christmas decortaion. It's made from red dyed mop scraps leftover from mop doll Santa's that I had been making that year. His beard is cotton balls and the whole background piece is type paper taped together. It's the first thing up and the last of the decorations to be put away.
Jesus is the reason for the season. One of the many nativities around the house.
Centerpiece on the coffee table.
Table and shelf decorated with snowmen and snowflakes.
Hallway vingette. Love, love, love the picture of Jacob and Angie from last year. Too cute not to use in the decorating.
A re-arranged enterainment center this year. Brings old things back to life again. Like the twig tree in the back. It hasn't been out of the closet for years and years. I can't believe I still have that thing and the lights even worked that were still on it.
This year I chose not to do a tree in the family room so I used what I had and made a cute display of my collection of little quilts. Adds a little coziness to this corner of the room, I think.
And a little something in the kitchen to bring in some holiday happiness.
Did you get enough for today? It sure takes a little bit of time and effort to get this house whipped into shape for the holidays but in the end it's all worth it. Whether it's new or old, it all holds memories deep inside of me. It just wouldn't be Christmas if it wasn't all showcased one way or another. See you soon with more of a White house Christmas.
My hands are always busy, this has led to many crafty endevers, interior design, paper crafting, or sewing, but my favorite obsession is quilting and making bags. You can just call me an "Old Bag"! My husband, Stuart and I are empty nesters who like to travel in our 5th wheel trailer and spoil our three kids, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law and five darling grandkids. (if there's any money leftover from buying fabric!)
I work at Corn Wagon Quilts in Springville, Utah. The perfect job for me. I teach quilt and bag classes for the Corn Wagon and Dave's Bernina in Provo and St. George, Utah. It's a good thing we don't have to live off what money I make, 'cause you know it has to buy fabric! Glad you stopped by, pull up a chair, a diet coke, chocolate and lets get accquainted.
"The desire tocreate is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish tocreate something that did not exist before .... creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty ..."
*Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The President and First Lady
This is my husband Stuart. This is who I share my nest with. He likes the outdoors, hunting, guns, and ME! He is a wonderful cook (am I lucky or what?) He is a fun, kind and loving father and grandpa. I'm so blessed to have in my life.