Christmas at Our House 2010

Christmas at our house is over for another year! After the hustle and bustle of all the holiday preparations, I like to leave the decorations up for a week or two so that I have some quiet time to just sit while I sew or knit and enjoy the peace and quiet. It is then that I really appreciate the decorations and am especially thankful for my family and friends at this special time of year.

I made these crazy quilted Christmas stockings one year using bits of antique lace and scraps of velvet and satin. The only problem is they don't seem to hold enough! Santa always takes them off their hooks and fills them to the brim with lots of extra goodies around them on the floor.

Our Christmas tree is about 25 years old; everytime I decorate it now I wish it was a prelit one! But I perservere as once I have the lights on the rest seems easy and I like the openness of the tree brances as I can put lots and lots of decorations on by hanging some way inside the branches. I love lots of decorations--especially angels.

This is our Christmas table just before we are ready to have our dinner. I love setting a nice table! We had our daughter, four of her delightful friends, and our dear friend Margaret, to help up celebrate. It was a truly wonderful day!